WITS Readings for Grant High School at Broadway Books

WITS Readings for Grant High School at Broadway Books

We had two WITS end-of-residency readings for Grant High School at Broadway Books, and packed the bookstore both nights! On Tuesday night, students from Kris Spurlock’s and Stephanie D’Cruz’s classes read pieces they had worked on with WITS writers Jamie Houghton and Kathleen Lane. On Wednesday night, teachers Dylan Leeman and Mykhiel Deych read alongside their…

WITS Reading for Franklin High School

WITS Reading for Franklin High School

Our new partner, Cafe au Play, was a fantastic host for the WITS end-of-residency reading for Franklin High School! On a beautiful Thursday afternoon nearly fifty classmates, friends, parents, teachers, and community members gathered to hear fourteen students read their prose and comics that they created over the past semester. WITS writers James Gendron and Evan Williams…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Otis Haschemeyer

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Otis Haschemeyer

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Otis Haschemeyer Category Literary Nonfiction Bio Otis Haschemeyer lives in Eugene. His creative nonfiction, stories, and poems…

WITS Reading for Lincoln High School at Portland Art Museum

WITS Reading for Lincoln High School at Portland Art Museum

The Marion L. Miller Gallery at the Portland Art Museum had a different type of exhibit during the WITS reading for Lincoln High School students. After working with cartoonist and illustrator Jonathan Hill for a semester, students in Emily Hensley’s class created comics based on The Great Gatsby and presented them for an audience of peers, parents, friends, and community…

Teaching at Literary Arts

Teaching at Literary Arts

Literary Arts is happy to hear from experienced teachers interested in offering multi-week or one-day writing workshops for adults. Instructors should be knowledgeable about the craft of writing, have teaching experience, an advanced degree in writing or literature and some publishing credits. We are especially interested in hearing from writers of color, Oregon Book Awards…

WITS Reading for Gresham High School

WITS Reading for Gresham High School

This is our first year having WITS writers-in-residence at Gresham High School and it’s been a great semester, culminating in a fantastic reading with lots of students, parents, and community members at Origin’s Coffee on a Thursday evening. WITS writers Serena Crawford and Matt Zrebski worked with teachers Jim Gardenhire, Tina Kuchinski, Crystel Kinnee, and Alethea…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Airin Miller

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Airin Miller

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Airin Miller Category Fiction Bio Airin Miller is a fiction writer based in Portland. Her short stories…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Trevino Brings Plenty

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Trevino Brings Plenty

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Trevino Brings Plenty Category Poetry Bio Trevino Brings Plenty is a poet and musician. He is singer/songwriter/guitarist…

WITS Student Reading for Meek Pro-Tech HS

WITS Student Reading for Meek Pro-Tech HS

As always, the Miss Zumstein Bakery & Coffee Shop was a lovely setting for a WITS student reading on a Thursday afternoon, specifically for students from nearby Meek Pro-Tech High School. Amy Taramasso’s class worked with WITS writer Laura Moulton this semester, and eight of them read their work for an audience of their peers, parents,…

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Elena Passarello

Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient: Elena Passarello

We’re excited to be featuring the 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship recipients on our blog this spring! The applications for 2016 fellowships are due Friday, June 26, and you can read the guidelines and download an application by clicking here. 2015 Oregon Literary Fellowship Recipient Elena Passarello Category Literary Nonfiction Bio Elena Passarello is a writer, an actor, and the first female…