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          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Cathy Park Hong
          January 28, 2022
          BIPOC Reading Series- January
          February 17, 2022
          2021/22 Portland Arts & Lectures: Brit Bennett
          March 10, 2022
          Everybody Reads 2022: Mira Jacob
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Jacqueline Fitzgerald

Jacqueline Fitzgerald

Jacqueline Fitzgerald is a transformation coach, educator, and artist who centers healing, creativity, and embodied equity to cultivate collective belonging. After over a decade of experience as a teacher and facilitator in Portland area public schools, Jacque brings a trauma-informed, joyful, and loving approach to her values re-alignment work. Her writing has been published in The Oregonian, The Learning Network of the New York Times, and Beacon Magazine. Currently she is recording her debut album under the artist name Echo Onda.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

We have moved many of our offerings online! We hope you will join us.

Sunday

Aug 16

Writing Classes  

Summer 2020 Online:August Writer of Color Workshop

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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Sunday

Sep 20

Writing Classes  

Fall 2020 Online:September Writer of Color Workshop

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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Sunday

Oct 18

Writing Classes  

October BIPOC writer workshop

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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Friday

Nov 20

Portland Book Festival   Free Events  

BIPOC Reading Series- November

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. This event will be hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres, Program Assistant for Programs for Writers. The theme this month is "Ghosts."  Our featured readers are Chris Stuck and Jacqueline Fitzgerald. After our featured readers,

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Sunday

Feb 21

Sunday

Apr 18

Sunday

May 16

Saturday

Jun 26

Writing Classes   Summer 2021  

Writing Towards Radical Self Love

“Liberation is the opportunity for every human, no matter their body, to have unobstructed access to their highest self; for every human to live in radical self love.” - Sonya Renee Taylor Radical self love is a liberation movement led by Sonya Renee Taylor, author of The Body is Not an Apology. It is through

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Sunday

Jul 18

Sunday

Aug 15

Sunday

Sep 19

Tuesday

Oct 12

Sunday

Oct 17

Writing Classes   Fall 2021  

October BIPOC Writers Workshop

For BIPOC writers Searching for a space to create new work with fellow BIPOC writers? This two-hour workshop meets on Zoom. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. Open to BIPOC writers at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. Scholarships are

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Saturday

Nov 13

Sunday

Nov 21

Sunday

Dec 19

Sunday

Jan 16

Tuesday

Jan 18

Writing Classes   Winter 2022  

Honor Your Inner Child: Play with Craft & Style

This generative writing series designed for beginner and intermediate writers will welcome our inner children back into the present through poetry and story-telling. As adults, childlike joy, pleasure, and wonder can be elusive and yet we carry these parts with us all the time. Our inner 8-year-old, 12-year-old, and 17-year-old are just waiting for us

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