Spring 2018: Switch It Up! Fall In Love Again


Spring 2018: Switch It Up! Fall In Love Again


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Saturday, April 21 & Sunday April 22, 2018
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Class meets at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington
Instructors: Tina Connolly and Kate Ristau
for writers at all levels
Limited to 12 students

Fall in love again… with your manuscript. Got a piece of writing you’ve been looking at so long you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore? Find yourself stuck at a literary impasse? Maybe you’re just feeling burnt out in general and wondering where the good times went. Bring your literary darlings for a play date with Tina and Kate, and have a little fun with form and function. Refocus on what you really love about your storyline, characters, or plot by building castles with us for a day in a brand new sandbox. Or, start on something entirely new! We’ll free up those creative juices and find you a new way of looking at, thinking about, or honing your writing. Business, branding, rules — blah, blah, blah. Let’s make creating stories fun again and bring back the joy. This is a day to remember how much we love what we’re doing, and why.

Tina Connolly is the author of the Ironskin fantasy trilogy from Tor Books, and the Seriously Wicked YA series from Tor Teen. Her novels have been finalists for the Nebula and the Norton. Her stories have appeared in Tor.com, Lightspeed, Analog, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily SF, and many more. Her first collection, On the Eyeball Floor and Other Stories from Fairwood Press, is a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. She co-hosts Escape Pod and runs the Parsec-winning flash fiction podcast Toasted Cake.

Kate Ristau is an author, folklorist, and teacher who writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her novels, Clockbreakers and Shadow Girl are available from Indigo Sea Press, and her essays are available at The Washington Post and Literary Mama. She taught at University of Oregon and Western Oregon University for eight years, and is the Portland Chair of Willamette Writers. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters.