REGISTRATION CLOSED: Writing and Social Justice for High School Students


REGISTRATION CLOSED: Writing and Social Justice for High School Students


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Let the World Burn Through You: Writing & Social Justice for High School Students

10:00 – 11:30 am at the Kinney Classroom, Portland Art Museum
Cost: FREE


Please note that you will need to obtain a wristband to gain entry to festival sites.

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.” —Ray Bradbury

In this residency, we’ll run toward the fires in our lives, and translate them “white hot, on paper.” Using our life experience as tinder, we’ll explore ways to create stories, and discuss the how writing can be a powerful force for change. This workshop offers fun writing prompts, inspiring literary models and time to share. Designed for teenagers who want to explore creative nonfiction and the ways it can intersect with social justice, participants will generate fresh writing and learn strategies to create and maintain a writing practice through the school year.

Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons, and teen shelters, and is an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University and Lewis & Clark College. Her social art practice projects have involved postal workers, immigrants, prisoners, and students. She earned an MFA from Eastern Washington University.