To Invent What We Desire: New Strategies for Getting Unstuck


To Invent What We Desire: New Strategies for Getting Unstuck


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Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Classroom B
Northwest Film Center (934 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
$75.00 (tuition includes admission to the festival)
taught by Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet class size limited to 15

Please note if you register for a Portland Book Festival workshop AFTER 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 9, you will need to show proof of payment before you pick up your wristband at the Northwest Film Center.  All workshop students can pick up their wristbands at the Northwest Film Center any time after 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10.  

We can become separated from our writing. We may miss it, but don’t know how to return from that stuck place. In this course, we’ll explore experiences of being lost, and tips for getting found when we’ve lost our way. Our guide: nine strategies drawn from Adrienne Rich’s essay “To invent what we desire” (in What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics). Class highlights include self-hypnosis strategies, intercession from literary parents, and making Google Calendar your friend.

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse and Tulips, Water, Ash. Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and the Kenyon Review and in anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and Unchaste 2. She lives in Portland, where she co-coordinates the literary reading series Why There Are Words PDX.