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June 2016

Craft Talk Series @ The Attic

June 16, 2016 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215 United States

July 2016

Squaw Valley Community of Writers

July 25, 2016 - August 1, 2016
Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, PO Box 2352
Olympic Valley, CA 96146 United States

These workshops assist serious writers by exploring the art and craft as well as the business of writing. The week offers daily morning workshops, craft lectures, panel discussions on editing and publishing, staff readings, and brief individual conferences. The morning workshops are led by staff writer-teachers, editors, or agents.

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August 2016

Willamette Writers Conference

August 12, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Willamette Writers Conference, 2108 Buck St.
West Linn, OR 97068 United States

The Life Changing Magic of Revision. In this workshop we will discuss strategies to re-see your work, infuse it with new life and profluence--forward movement that compels a reader to keep turning pages.

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Willamette Writers Conference

August 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Willamette Writers Conference, 2108 Buck St.
West Linn, OR 97068 United States

That's What She Said--a workshop that looks at ways to make your dialog zip the story forward while revealing character and sounding real.

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The Personal Essay

August 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
Sitka Center, 56605 Sitka Dr.
Otis, OR 97202 United States

Come spend a weekend at the Oregon Coast! In this workshop we will explore ways convert the messiness of life into an essay that impacts readers with the same vigor and vitality as our lived experiences have affected us. Our essays will work to connect a truth we discover about ourselves with a larger truth.

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September 2016

$125.00

Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative

September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
OHSU/Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201 United States

In addition to the roster of speakers and workshops offered on Saturday, September 16, on Sunday there will be small generative writing workshops offered at the Portland Art Museum.

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$202.00

Short Story Palooza/Part 1 (Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30p)

September 20, 2016 - October 18, 2016
The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR 97215 United States

A Deep Dive into Story Craft. In this two part -10 week class we’ll begin with a deep dive into craft. For five weeks we’ll discuss and dissect storytelling features such as place, character & conflict, point of view, scene & dialog. We’ll have readings from great writers like John Cheever, Jhumpa Lahiri, Junot Diaz, Jenny Ofill and more. We’ll write from prompts and have plenty of opportunity to generate new work. During the second five week session we’ll put…

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October 2016

$150.00

The Stories We Carry (Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 – 2:00)

October 15, 2016 - October 16, 2016
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Ave.
Portland, OR 97205 United States

We will begin by mapping the marks, scars and memories we carry on our bodies. Through writing prompts and collage, we will explore and rediscover the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. We will read excerpts from stories and memoirs, and then share to the work we write together, either stories or essays. Students will leave with a collection of prose pieces, or perhaps the start of a longer project.

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November 2016

$19.99

Wordstock – Portland Book Festival

November 5, 2016
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Ave.
Portland, OR 97205 United States

This year, the festival expands to six new venues in the South Park Blocks, including The Old Church, Oregon Historical Society, Northwest Film Center, and three of the stages of Portland’5: the Brunish Theatre, the Winningstad Theatre, and the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. We will also return to the Portland Art Museum and the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The new partner venues and stages more than DOUBLE the seated capacity for the festival. Other updates to the festival…

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January 2017

$350

Memoir Boot Camp (Sundays 3-5p, January 8 – February 26)

January 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington Ave.
Portland, OR 97205 United States

This popular class for aspiring memoir writers will help you complete the first draft of a memoir in just eight weeks. Participants will commit to an aggressive writing schedule and explore aspects of memory based writing in a supportive environment. You do not need permission to register, however you should have some prior experience in writing nonfiction, as well as a specific project to which you will devote these eight weeks. Participants will present their work to the class for…

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