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Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter

Sandra Hunter’s fiction has won the 2018 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 2017 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest, 2016 Gold Line Press Chapbook Prize, and the October 2014 Africa Book Club Award. She is a 2018 Hawthornden Castle Fellow and the 2017 Charlotte Sheedy Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of Losing Touch, a novel (July 2014), a fiction chapbook, Small Change (June 2016), and fiction collection, Trip Wires (June 2018). Sandra is a life and writing coach.

Events, Classes, and Seminars

Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.

Saturday

Jan 15

Writing Classes  

Overcoming Writer’s Block: Getting Unstuck

What happens when your flow has flown? Often, the writer will stop writing and become overwhelmed with the stress that they’re not writing. Enter Writer’s Block. The writer needs to learn how to listen to voice rather than forcing the story along, give themselves the space to let the story percolate, and get rid of

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Saturday

May 21

online class   Writing Classes  

Where Do You Start: Writing Beginnings

The  first sentences of a work can connect instantly to your character and their dilemma so that your reader is immediately hooked into your story. In this 3 hour class, we'll unpack the beginnings from our favorite books and movies to understand how everything you release in the first paragraphs is vital for your story arc.

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Saturday

May 28

online class   Writing Classes  

Getting Published: Literary Magazines

How do you find literary magazines that want your work? What's the best way of getting an editor's attention? This workshop will give you the tools to set up your submission process so you can easily track submissions, learn when to follow up, and how to improve your chances of being published. Access Program We

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Saturday

Sep 10

Saturday

Dec 3

Saturday

Dec 10

Fall 2022   In-person   Writing Classes  

Submission Party

Bring a story, essay, nonfiction, hybrid piece - anything you feels is ready to submit. We'll review how submission works, how to research the literary magazines that might be a good fit for your work, and then, we'll submit! Liaison position Every in-person class and seminar at Literary Arts has one liaison position. Liaisons perform

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