MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Events

Summer Literary Arts Classes


June 5 • 7 pm

Multnomah Arts Center Literary Arts Program instructors and students will read their poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a celebration of the written word. Open to the public.
Free admission.

Open Writing Studio Ages 16 & Up

Want to maintain your writing practice this summer with focused writing time? This class is for you! The instructor will offer prompts, set a timer, and guide you through a number of free-writing exercises. In-class sharing is optional. Drop into one class ($15) or sign up for a whole series. All levels.

1031471 Tu. 10 – 11:30 am Jun. 16 – Jul. 21 $70 [6 classes] Judith Pulman

Poetry Writing Workshop Ages 16 & Up

Are you looking for inspiration? Spend the day reading, writing, and listening to poetry. We will discuss methods for generating and revising poetry in a safe and supportive environment. Our time will be spent reading and listening to examples of published poetry, writing to prompts, and sharing what we have written. Bring an example of your poetry to share, pen, paper, and lunch.

1031474 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Jun. 27 $46 [1 class] Christopher Luna

The Broadside—Word & Art in Print Ages 13 & Up

Make your own broadside from start to finish. You will be helped through the process of writing the text, making the art, and then printing it. The result? A small edition of your own. Experiment with creative writing, calligraphy, letterpress, relief printing and more to create posters, proclamations, poems, and other beautiful single-sided displays. Bring your writing in progress along with image ideas. Price includes a $35 studio and materials fee which is non-refundable after class begins. Get list online for additional needed materials.

1027643 Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 2 pm Sep. 14 – 18 $210 [5 classes] Christine Colasurdo & Nate Orton

Writing from the Senses Ages 6 – 8

How do you describe the texture of a cat’s tongue? The taste of macaroni and cheese? What about the smell of a rose? Learn how to really pay attention to your senses. Record life around you and life as you imagine it could be. Come home from class with a book containing poems, stories, and discoveries.

1029954 M – F 10 – 11:30 am Aug. 10 – 14 $75 [5 classes] Danielle Erickson

Messed-Up Myths & Fractured Fairy Tales Ages 9 – 12

What if Snow White met a prince, but actually fell in love with one of the dwarves? Engage your imagination by asking ‘what if’ questions about the stories you know, and have fun filling these stories with your own characters, situations, and settings. Leave class with five stories to share with family and friends!

1029955 M – F 12:30 – 2:30 pm Aug. 10 – 14 $100 [5 classes] Danielle Erickson

The World in Photo & Story Ages 13-17

Become an artist spy this summer! Translate observation skills into digital photographs and writing. Travel around Multnomah Village and record what you see. Explore how photos fit into writing. Maybe you’ll write a mystery set in Gabriel Park, a play staged in Annie Bloom’s, or compose a Fat City Cafe poem. Leave class with a book to share including digital prints. Bring a writing utensil and a current digital camera. This camp will travel off site. See important information on page 9 before registering for a camp.

1029937 M – F 10 am – 3 pm Aug. 3 – 7 $260 [5 classes] Jenna Gersbach-King & Amy Minato

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