Friday, February 29, 2008

Prompt: A New Community Writing Workshop

Write Around Portland has a new program: a workshop designed for writers in the greater-Portland area who want to take a Write Around workshop but may not belong to the traditional communities we serve. This provides long-time supporters a chance to write in community with others following the Write Around model while also providing support to writers who might not otherwise have access to writing and community.

All proceeds go directly toward funding Write Around Portland programs, including workshops for people affected by HIV/AIDS, veterans living with PTSD, those with physical or mental disabilities, and others in Portland without access because of income, isolation or other barriers.

Meets weekly for 10 weeks April 8 through June 10, 2008
Powell’s Books, Burnside
Tuesdays 7-9pm
$285 (includes free parking, snacks and access to the “bowels of Powells”)
Facilitator: Natalie Serber

Join them for a weekly seminar devoted to generative writing and the transformative power of writing in community. Based on the successful Write Around Portland model, this dynamic workshop incorporates many of our favorite exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including free-writing; group discussion; imagery, character, plot and poetry development; and early-draft revision. Group-members will have an opportunity to read their work at a local reading to cap the course. Natalie Serber holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College. She has been short-listed for Best American Stories, and is the recipient of the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction and the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. Natalie is a seasoned Write Around Portland facilitator and board-member, and also teaches through Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools and Community of Writers.

Want more information? It's available on the Write Around Portland website.