All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington.
Winter Poetry Workshop: Sunday nights
Sundays, January 11 – February 15, 2015 (6 classes)
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Participants in this six-week workshop will bring poems each week and receive constructive feedback in a supportive setting. This class assumes some prior experience with writing and publishing poetry. Most of the class will be devoted to specific suggestions on poems workshopped as well as general advice about the process of editing. Practical advice about the process of publishing in journals and about preparing a manuscript will also be offered. Class is limited to 12 students. Taught by Carl Adamshick.
Carl Adamshick received the 2010 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Oregon Book Award for his first book, Curses and Wishes. His poems and essays have appeared in Narrative, American Poetry Review, Tin House, The Harvard Review, and elsewhere. He is an editor and publisher at Tavern Books. His most recent book is Saint Friend.
Writing a Novel in Eight Weeks
April 9 – June 4, 2015
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(8 class meetings; no meeting on April 23)
This boot camp for aspiring novelists will help you complete the first draft of a novel in just eight weeks. With the guidance of your instructor and the support of your classmates, you will commit to an aggressive writing schedule and learn numerous tricks of the craft, from creating a productive working environment to getting to the heart of your story’s conflict. You do not need permission to register, however you should have some prior experience in writing fiction, as well as a specific project to which you will devote these eight weeks. Participants will present their work to the class for discussion four times. Limited to 12 students. Taught by Emily Chenoweth.
Emily Chenoweth is the author of the novel Hello Goodbye (Random House), which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and was named one of the top ten Northwest books of 2009 by The Oregonian. As a ghostwriter, she’s penned seven young adult novels, one of which was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and a novel for adults is forthcoming in January 2014. A former English teacher and fiction editor at Publishers Weekly, Emily has also written for People, Self, Tin House, Plazm and Bookforum.