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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.

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Writing Workshop with Richard Blanco @ Talent Public Library
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

Chautauqua Poets & Writers and Southern Oregon University present this unique opportunity for adult writers to work with 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco in a small workshop setting over two days: Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Contact Kathi Bowen-Jones at kbowenjones@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Jul
17
Wed
2019
Art Center East-Writing Project @ Art Center East
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Reading presentation by Nathan Lowe.
Nate Lowe is a writer, teacher, and college administrator. His work has appeared in such journals as Ascent, South Dakota Review, Blood Orange Review, Beecher’s Magazine, and The Chattahoochee Review. In addition, his creative essays have been long listed as “Notable of the Year” by the Best American Essays series and nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In 2016, Lowe earned Honorable Mention for the Kay W. Levin Short Nonfiction Award by the Council for Wisconsin Writers, which awarded him a writing residency at the Painted Forest in Valton, Wisconsin. He is currently (and slowly) at work on two books of essays, a chapbook tentatively titled The Animals We Make, which explores the pleasures and failures of early fatherhood, and a full-length collection that tries to make sense of his rural childhood through stories of pickup trucks and the men and women who drove them. After 15 years of teaching college creative writing, he was named the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Eastern Oregon University in 2017. Lowe holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa. His wife Carrie and children, Odin and Mazy, feel like they have arrived home to the mountains and prairies of eastern Oregon, looking forward to a life spent exploring the rural and wild lands of the region.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Montgomery Reading and Free Workshop at The Dalles @ The Dalles Art Center
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At 6:500, Judith Montgomery will offer a one-hour workshop focusing on the challenges of writing about family; at 7 pm she will read from and talk about her two new books, “Litany for Wound and Bloom,” and her prize-winning narrative medical chapbook,Mercy.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
POETRY OF PLACE: A FOUR-CLASS GENERATIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with John Sibley Williams @ Cozy home in Alameda/Beaumont neighborhood
Jul 31 – Aug 28 all-day

POETRY OF PLACE: A FOUR-CLASS GENERATIVE CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with John Sibley Williams

TIMING:
WEDNESDAYS AT 6:45-9PM
July 31, August 7, August 14, August 28

LOCATION:
Cozy home in Alameda/Beaumont neighborhood
(address provided to confirmed students)

PRICE:
$200 for four-class workshop

ATTENDEES:
Only 7 spots are available!

To register or ask questions, email John at jswilliams1307@gmail.com

In this month-long workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.

This intimate workshop will include brief lessons as well as in-depth peer and teacher critiques, in-class writing, and prompt-based at-home writing to be shared with the class. Poems generated at home will be due to the teacher Sunday for distribution to students Monday morning. Students will be prepared to share thoughtful constructive critiques each class.

Beverages and snacks will be available.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.

Sep
28
Sat
2019
Poetry of Place: an intensive poetry workshop @ Home
Sep 28 all-day

To register or ask questions, email John at jswilliams1307@gmail.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 @ 10am-4pm

$150

Only 8 spots available!

In this intensive one-day workshop, we will discuss how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. We will focus on the places we know, have traveled to, or simply imagine, including both the mundane and the sublime of our surroundings, in search of ways to craft authentic, universal poems that speak directly to readers. This workshop will include studying diverse poems that successfully employ place as metaphors, investigating your own work, writing, and providing feedback.

This intimate workshop will include lessons, analysis of well-known poems, in-class activities and writing, in-depth peer and teacher critiques, and sharing drafts with the class.

Beverages and snacks will be available. Please bring your own lunch.

John Sibley Williams is the author of As One Fire Consumes Another (Orison Poetry Prize, 2019), Skin Memory (Backwaters Prize, University of Nebraska Press, 2019), Disinheritance, and Controlled Hallucinations. A nineteen-time Pushcart nominee, John is the winner of numerous literary awards, including the Wabash Prize for Poetry, Philip Booth Award, and Laux/Millar Prize. He serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and works as a poetry editor, writing coach, workshop leader, and literary agent. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rivier University and an MA in Book Publishing from Portland State University. Previous publishing credits include: The Yale Review, Midwest Quarterly, Southern Review, Sycamore Review, Prairie Schooner, The Massachusetts Review, Saranac Review, Atlanta Review, TriQuarterly, Third Coast, and various anthologies. Visit him at https://www.johnsibleywilliams.com.

Oct
12
Sat
2019
Grants Pass, Something About Poetry 2019: Sharon Olds @ Josephine Community Library
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds is the subject of study in this “Read—Write” workshop, the fifth in a six-part series of poetry seminars for 2019 created and facilitated by OPA past-President and Applegate Poet Lisa Baldwin.