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  • Annual Fund Donation

    $50 to our Annual Fund will help our programs reach the widest possible audience. 

    $50.00
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    Bookmark Ball Patron Ticket

    $125.00

    Limited Patron tickets are available, and we invite you to join us at the inaugural Bookmark Ball: Wordstock Opening Night Party featuring National Book Award Winner and Jazz musician James McBride and the Good Lord Bird Band. Join us for this evening…

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    Crafting the Personal Essay: The Joy of Second Person

    $75.00

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. You  can register in person on Saturday at the Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon Street. Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Classroom C Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland,…

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    Ticket sales cover less than half of our budget. To do our work, we rely on support from people who know that reading and writing are the keys to lifelong learning. A gift to Literary Arts will help: inspire teens…

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    Editing for Writers

    $75.00

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. You  can register in person on Saturday at the Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon Saturday, November 5, 2016 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Classroom A Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR…

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    Ending the Poem

    $45.00

    Saturday, November 7 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. Crumpacker Library Portland Art Museum taught by Jane Wong Experiment with alternate endings, endings that surprise, and endings that begin again. Class will include generative prompts. Jane Wong’s poems can be found in…

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    Fall 2017: Poetic Personal Essays

    $180.00

    October 12–November 2, 2017 (4 sessions) Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Instructor: Claudia Savage for writers at all levels Limited to 12 students Class syllabus COURSE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE   In…

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    Fall 2017: Storytelling Intensive

    $235.00

    November 2, 9, 16, 2017 (Thursdays) and Thursday, November 30 (3 sessions plus a storytelling performance)  7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m. Instructor: Mindy Nettifee This three-week intensive will help you master the art of live storytelling! The workshop covers crafting stories…

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    Finding an Agent: An Agent Tells You How

    $75.00

    Saturday, November 5, 2016 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Classroom B Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205) $75.00 (tuition includes admission to Wordstock) taught by Betsy Amster Join literary agent Betsy Amster as she explores what it takes…

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    Interactive Poetry Workshop for Middle School Students

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    Saturday, November 5, 2016 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Crumpacker Library Portland Art Museum Note: When registering, please include the student’s name. The student’s school should also be included in the “notes” field. Registration is limited to middle school students. taught…

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    Intro to Storytelling

    $75.00

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. You  can register in person on Saturday at the Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Classroom C Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR…

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    Jam Comics Workshop for High School Students

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    Saturday, November 5, 2016 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Crumpacker Library Portland Art Museum Note: When registering, please include the student’s name. The student’s school should also be included in the “notes” field. Registration is limited to high school students. taught by…

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    Magical Realism as Truth Telling in Poetry

    $75.00

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED. You  can register in person on Saturday at the Northwest Film Center, 934 SW Salmon. Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Crumpacker Library Portland Art Museum $75.00 (tuition includes admission to Wordstock)…

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    Making a Scene

    $175.00

    Saturday, November 7 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. East Conference Room Portland Art Museum taught by David Gates Class is limited to 9 students Bring in a scene or two from your own work, and be prepared to discuss why…

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    More Than a Reading: Perform Your Work to the Max

    $175.00

    Saturday, November 7 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. West Conference Room Portland Art Museum taught by B. Frayn Masters and Michael Heald Class is limited to 9 students You labor in solitude, dreaming about being asked to give a reading, and…