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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Events

Winter Literary Arts Classes

Literary Arts Instructor Biographies

New! Genre-Bending

Ages 18 & Up

Creative nonfiction, memoir, epistolatory, recipes, liner notes, braided essay, collage: where does the line exist between fact and fiction, and what role does form play? Today, almost anything can be called a nonfiction essay. Explore what happens not when we draw a line in the sand, but when we push boundaries even farther.

416958 Th. 6:30 – 9 pm. Mar. 6 – 20 $62 [3 classes] Kate Carroll de Gutes

Literary Arts Saturday Workshops

New! In Short & In Brief *Start date has changed!

Ages 16 & Up

Save trees, ink, and time by writing brief, punchy pieces. We’ll aim to produce a single page of writing that includes a burning image, a clearly defined point of view, and a realized narrative or emotional arc. We’ll study masters of short forms and talk through tactics of getting straight in to the heat of the action.This course will be team taught by a poet and essayist.

417214 Sat. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Mar. 15 $58 [1 class] Judith Pulman & Kate Carroll deGutes

New! Drawing & Writing Excursion in Multnomah Village

Ages 16 & Up

Consider Multnomah village your own personal studio! Step outdoors to write, draw, or take photographs as we casually walk this beautiful neighborhood. Find your muse in the environment and local characters as we travel on foot through businesses, streets, and parks to discover public landmarks and discuss local history.We’ll stop often to take time for art and writing prompts. This course will be team taught by a visual artist and a poet.

416928 Sat. 10:00 – 3:00 pm Mar. 8 $58 [1 class] James Yeary & Nate Orton

“A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
~Dylan Thomas