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May
1
Tue
2018
Prompt, a Community Writing Workshop @ Powell's City of Books
May 1 @ 6:30 pm

In short:

Freshen up your inspiration to write just in time for Spring! Prompt at Powell’s City of Books is a 10-week workshop by Write Around Portland that offers exercises to encourage writing in your life. The $300 fee (payment plans available) includes free parking and snacks, while the proceeds help fund free workshops for low-income youth and adults within the community. This workshop takes place on Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. For registration and more information, visit writearound.org.

All the details:

Write Around Portland offers a unique generative workshop called Prompt designed for writers and aspiring writers in the greater Portland area who want to participate in a Write Around workshop and support the communities we traditionally serve who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

Based on the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this dynamic 10-week workshop incorporates our favorite writing exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop caps off with a community broadside.

Pre-registration is required and is limited to 14 adults per workshop. Session 2: 10 Tuesdays, March 6 – May 8, 6:30-8:30 PM. Cost: $300 – Payment plans available. Cost includes free parking, snacks and access to the “Bowels of Powell’s.” (Accessing the “bowels of Powell’s” requires climbing a flight of 12 stairs.)

Proceeds help fund Write Around Portland programs, including our free workshops in hospitals, treatment centers, schools, senior centers, prisons, low income housing buildings and homeless shelters.

NOTE: Spaces fill quickly! Call us (503.796.9224) if you have any questions and to discuss payment options. More information (and registration) can also be found on our website, writearound.org/workshops

May
12
Sat
2018
Medford Poetry Workshops @ Medford Public Library
May 12 all-day

Two workshops are being offered by Rogue Valley OPA: “Another Way In” with Miles Frode, hip-hop and slam poetry performer and visual artist; and “The Subject is Silence: Re-Thinking and Re-writing Spiritual Poetry” with Joshua Boettiger, poet, essayist and rabbi. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by email to marisahp9@gmail.com .

Jun
10
Sun
2018
10-10-10: Celebrating 10 years of Write Around Portland at HOTLIPS Pizza @ HOTLIPS Pizza
Jun 10 all-day

For 10 years, HOTLIPS Pizza has provided the space for community writing workshops twice a month to support Write Around Portland’s mission to change lives through the power of writing. On June 10, we’re celebrating with 10 hours of writing!

You can register for 2, 4, 6, 8 or all 10 hours of writing sessions—the more you write, the more chances you have to win raffle prizes, eat pizza and support Write Around Portland!

Call us today to register at 503.796.9224 or register online below.

For more details, visit: https://writearound.org/events/

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Grants Pass: Working it Out @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Second in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Grants Pass: Poetry as Protest @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Third in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

Sep
29
Sat
2018
OPA Fall 2018 Conference @ Valley River Inn
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
13
Sat
2018
Poetry of Place, Taught by John Sibley Williams @ Fort George Taproom
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am – 1pm
Fort George Taproom, 1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103
RVSP at https://www.thewritersguild.org/workshops.

The Writer’s Guild Astoriawill be hosting a hands-on workshop titled Poetry of Place, taught by award-winning Portland poet John Sibley Williams.

Poetry of place focuses on the landscapes we know, have traveled to, or imagine. Our identities are tied to place and reflected in our writing. We will focus on both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings and how that effects and informs our inner lives.

In this workshop we will:
-study poems by other writers to see how they write about place
-generate poems from prompts focusing on how place shapes and influences our worldview
-discuss the poems we write as a group, focusing on authenticity, universality, and the musicality of language

This class is for all levels of writers.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. An eleven-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous awards, including the Philip Booth Award, American Literary Review Poetry Contest, Phyllis Smart-Young Prize, The 46er Prize, Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, Confrontation Poetry Prize, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest QuarterlySycamore ReviewPrairie SchoonerThe Massachusetts ReviewPoet LoreSaranac ReviewAtlanta ReviewTriQuarterlyColumbia Poetry ReviewMid-American ReviewPoetry Northwest, Third Coast, and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Grants Pass: Tradition! Tradition! @ Josephine County Community Library, Grants Pass
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fourth in a series of workshops led by Lisa Baldwin and H. Ni Aodagain, members of OPA and of Applegate Poets.

Apr
4
Thu
2019
Poetry Workshop and Reading @ Sandy Public Library
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm

Award-winning poet, John Sibley Williams​, offers a free poetry workshop followed by a poetry reading from his new books. A perfect chance to get a little help perfecting your poem for the Sandy Library Poetry Slam. Thursday, April 4th 6:30 pm

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Something About Poetry 3: Margaret Atwood @ Josephine Community LIbrary
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this Read-Write seminar, we will discuss Margaret Atwood’s poetry, with an focus on style analysis, and then write our own poems as prompted by our work with Atwood’s poems.