Portland Book Festival 2019 Drop-In Prose Writing for High School Youth

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Portland Book Festival 2019 Drop-In Prose Writing for High School Youth

Description

Saturday, November 9, 2019
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Kinney Classroom, Portland Art Museum
FREE (youth must pick up their free festival pass in advance in order to attend)
Instructor: Matt Smith
Limited to 15 students at a time; students may stop by at any time during the 90-minute block

Youth Programs presents drop-in prose writing for high school students.  Youth can drop in any time during this 90-minute period to write and share original work. Smith will provide prompts, models and activities to inspire participants. No advance registration.

Matt Smith grew up in Iowa and Arizona. He earned his BA in English Literature from Arizona State University. He spent the subsequent four years after college in South Korea as an ESL teacher. His short fiction work centers on the intersections of race and identity. He is currently working on a collection of short stories focused what it means to be multi-racial in America. Matt was a 2017-18 WITS apprentice.