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March 2021

Sunday

Mar 14

For Bipoc Writers Winter 2021 Writing Classes

March BIPOC writer workshop

Sun, March 14 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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Sunday

Mar 14

Delve Readers Seminars Spring 2021

Søren Kierkegaard: What is Our Situation?

Sun, March 14 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

In the six meetings of our Delve seminar we will read selections from books by Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), a philosopher of the highest importance and influence in general philosophy, moral philosophy, and religious thought. In Western philosophy, he stands with Plato and Nietzsche alone as a literary stylist of the greatest genius. The most familiar characterization of Kierkegaard is that he is the founder of existentialism. In this seminar we will try as best we can to look at him…

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Thursday

Mar 18

Free Events

Slamlandia

Thu, March 18 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Fri, May 21, 2021

Slamlandia is a poetry open mic and slam that meets every month. This mic provides a creative, fun, and welcoming space for all literary communities in Portland. We encourage poets new and old to come share their work. We strive towards a safer space for poets to read their own poetry, witness others, and participate in community. Hosted by Julia Gaskill. Register in advance for this event If you have any questions, please contact slamlandia@gmail.com or jessica@literary-arts.org.

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Wednesday

Mar 24

Free Events

Bagley Wright Lecture Series: Douglas Kearney

Wed, March 24 from 7:00 pm PDT

Red Read: Depictions of Violence Put Down in Poem Douglas Kearney has long written about the conflation between violence and entertainment in U.S. American culture, from badman folklore to postcards of lynching. Yet, the question that may haunt any writer is, what are the ethics of representing violence? How do poetic aestheticizations of brutality transform, reinscribe, or abet flesh and blood violence? Through a series of vignettes in which Kearney entangles his encounters with violence in writing and his own…

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April 2021

Sunday

Apr 4

SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

Walking and Writing: The Art of Roaming

Sun, April 4 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

“An essay is akin to taking a mental stroll,” Philip Lopate writes. From Hemingway’s Moveable Feast to Thoreau’s meditation on “Walking” to Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting,” writers have connected the act of writing with the art of roaming. In this course, we will spend some time reading writers who have written personal essays about walking. This class will be a generative writing workshop, where we will write together to prompts. My goal is for you to have a rough draft…

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Monday

Apr 5

Fiction SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

Short Story Crash Course

Mon, April 5 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

Draft a short story in six weeks. Classes combine generative writing to help cultivate ideas for plot and character with workshop feedback to assist in developing story arc, structure, and sensory details. You will also read short stories by masters of the form to help you envision a range of creative possibilities. By the end of the class, you will have completed a draft of a short story, created a plan for revision, and developed material for future projects. Access…

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Sunday

Apr 18

For Bipoc Writers SPRING 2021 Writing Classes

April BIPOC writer workshop

Sun, April 18 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

One-day Workshop: Open to writers of color at all levels writing in poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. A variety of prompts will be presented as avenues for generating and sharing new work in an informal setting. You can also bring your own prompts and questions about the writing process, and explore them with the group.

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