[Local events] Literary arts at Multnomah Arts Center

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Sun Sep 6 16:42:16 PDT 2009

Fall session literary arts classes and workshops

Multnomah Arts Center
7688 SW Capitol Highway

To register, or for more information, call 503-823-2787.

Full catalogue (including classes for children and adults in art, dance, 
theatre, music, ceramics, textiles, metal arts, printmaking, 
photography, etc.) available at www.multnomahartscenter.org

*Writing & Reading Poetry *
Ages: 18 & Up

In this workshop, we'll look at how poetry works, as writers and as 
readers. We'll write in response to exercises, and in response to what 
we read; we'll read closely one another's work, and the work of other 
poets both familiar and not. The challenge of reading poetry pays off in 
two ways: empathy for the situation of our readers, and the discovery of 
new possibilities. Open to anyone (beginner or veteran) who writes 
poetry and wants to deepen their understanding of the art.

301934 Tu. 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Oct. 6 - Dec. 15 [10 classes; no class Oct. 13] 
*David Abel *

*Workshop: Art becomes Muse *
All Ages

Discover the many gems the Portland Art Museum has to offer -- while 
writing poetry! Through guided tours and independent study, we'll learn 
how to transfer the lines and forms of paintings and sculptures into 
lines of verse. In this one-day workshop we'll look at and respond to a 
variety of works while simultaneously learning about the rich literary 
history of poems written in response to visual artworks. All experience 
levels welcome. Museum admission included in course fee.

302711 Sat. 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Oct. 17 [1 class]

*Poetry: Art becomes Muse *
Ages: 18 & Up
(see description above)

302712 Th. 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Nov. 05 - Dec. 03 [4 classes] *
Joseph Bradshaw *

*Writing From Experience*
Ages: 18 & Up

A good life story is one of the most important gifts we can offer 
ourselves, our children, our friends, and our community. With that in 
mind, this workshop will give you an opportunity to write your own life 
story that may have become buried or eclipsed. Whether you wish to keep 
your writing to yourself or share with others, this class will help you 
get started.

301937 Tu. 9:30 -11:30 am
Oct. 13 - Nov. 17 [6 classes]
*Barbara Schramm *

*Creative Writing for Families*
Ages: 6 & Up

Want to learn something new about your kids or parents? Every member of 
a family sees their shared experiences differently. Discover each other 
through a new lens while polishing writing skills in a supportive, 
informal atmosphere and learn how to bring writing into your home. In 
this class you might write a collaborative story about a favorite event, 
journal together or on your own, make an activities calendar, invent new 
names and titles for family members, or compose a poem describing what 
makes your family unique. Enroll three family members and the fourth is 

302745 Sat. 10 am - 12 pm
Nov. 14 - Nov. 21 [2 classes]
*Amy Minato *

*Writing Fiction*
Ages: 16 & Up

Are you ready to write the Great American Novel? Or do you simply want 
to express yourself creatively? You will discover inspiration and 
support through discussion and inclass exercises. No writing experience 

303277 Th. 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Oct. 08 - Dec. 03 [8 classes]
*Susan Wickstrom  *
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