Creative Writing Workshop Ages 8 – 12
We all have something to say! Learn how to really see and write about the world around you. Expect fun collaborative writing and focused free writing during class. Use your senses and draw on life experiences to find your written voice.
1012664 Tu. 3:30 – 5 pm Oct. 21 – Nov. 4 $42 [3 classes] Amy Minato
Telling Tales Ages 8 – 12
Make your story come alive for an audience. Learn about projection, stage presence, inflection, timing, rhythm and vocal skills. Bring at least one short written personal story that you are willing to share. Participants in this class are invited to tell their story on stage in the Theatre Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
1017032 Tu. 3:30 – 5 pm Nov. 18 $14 [1 class] Amy Minato
Necessary Poetry Ages 16 & Up
Poetry is important work! What is necessary for you to say? What is necessary to be said for the world? By breaking down internal barriers and using expansive and leaping language, find and develop what’s important to you. Write what matters through lyric, persona, narrative, and associative poetry. We will read others’ works and share our own. No experience necessary.
1012663 Tu. 7 – 8:30 pm Sep. 30 – Dec. 2 $126 [9 classes] Donna Prinzmetal
Reading & Writing About Oregon Ages 18 & Up
How much do you really know about the place where you live? In this wide-ranging class, read short pieces by Oregon writers to deepen your understanding of how our rich landscape shapes us. You don’t have to be a writer to attend the goal is to have fun! Class sessions will include discussion of thought-provoking handouts and sharing of writings. No experience necessary.
1012666 Fri. 10 am – 12 pm Oct. 3 – Dec. 5 $170 [10 weeks] Christine Colasurdo
Memoir—Interviewing & Catching Stories Ages 18 & Up
Intrigued by a story you heard from a family member, friend, or neighbor? Whether you want to mine the memories of family members to capture stories before they are lost, or craft a compelling creative nonfiction piece, interviewing skills will serve your work. Learn how to ask provocative questions that help subjects open up. This class will interview inside and outside class and use the ]material to write vignettes. No experience necessary.
1012662 Wed. 1 – 3 pm Oct. 8 – Nov. 12 $102 [6 classes] Meg Eberle
Writing Our Lives as Story Ages 18 & Up
When writing from personal experience, we think we know our own story. However, it’s only when we’re surprised by our story that writing starts to take on depth and energy. In this workshop, we’ll enter our life through the back door and explore how to create stories we never even knew we needed to tell. No experience necessary.
1012668 Th. 1 – 3 pm Oct. 9 – Dec. 4 $136 [8 weeks] Nancy Linnon
Memoir Ages 18 & Up
Anyone can write memoir. We all have stories—young and old, rich and poor, famous and not so. Participants will use prompts and other exercises to trigger and unlock their memories in order to zero in on those moments that are both rich
and significant. Draw inspiration and craft secrets from other authors and address and put aside the inner critic, so that you may engage your creative process in a safe and encouraging environment. No experience necessary.
1013506 Tu. 10 am – 12:30 pm Oct. 7 – Dec. 2 $160 [8 classes] Rob Freedman
So, You Want to Write a Novel Ages 16 & Up
Have you always wanted to write a novel, but didn’t know how to begin or what was required to finish? Explore the basic inspirational and organizational techniques that go into starting and finishing a novel. Leave with a complete outline, synopsis, character studies, and the confidence you need to finish your novel. Whether you want to write sci-fi, romance, or literary fiction, this class is for you. No experience necessary.
1012669 Mon. 7 – 9 pm Oct. 13 – Nov. 24 $120 [7 classes] Michael Cooper
Poetry Collage Workshop Ages 18 & Up
Poets and artists have always used allusion and reference to create something new. Explore strategies for assembling borrowed words and images into art and poetry. Create visual collages that incorporate text, or poems that include visual aids. Bring in art material and/or text you would like to use and a lunch. Glue, scissors, and paper to collage on will be provided. No experience necessary.
1017033 Sat. 10 am – 3 pm Nov. 15 $50 [1 class] Christopher Luna