[Local events] Winter Lit Arts courses at MAC

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Wed Dec 28 12:46:50 PST 2011

*Spaces are still available in the winter Literary Arts courses at 
Multnomah Arts Center:*

/Right Brain Writing/, Donna Prinzmetal
/Memoir Writing: The Literature of Memory/, Lyssa Tall Anolik; Rob Freedman
/Reading & Writing Poetry,/ David Abel
/Creative Writing for Families, /Amy Minato

Full details follow.

For more information, or to register, *call MAC at 503-823-2787*
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To download a complete Multnomah Arts Center course schedule, go to 

*Right Brain Writing*
You don't have to be a writer to produce powerful and imaginative 
creative work. Through a series of enjoyable, illuminating exercises, 
right brain energy is channeled into the making of creative vignettes, 
word portraits, poetry, and short stories. The right brain's connection 
to sensation is also explored as you learn to make your writing come 
alive through image, metaphor, voice, and surprising language. Dreams, 
music, painting and poetry are used to provide inspiration. /Experienced 
poets and prose writers as well as those who have never written before 
are welcomed./
*356924* Wed. 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  Jan. 11 - Mar. 14  [10 classes] *Donna 

*Memoir Writing*
Anyone can write memoir. We all have stories -- young and old, rich and 
poor, famous and not so. Participants will use prompts and other 
exercises to trigger and unlock their memories, to zero in on those 
moments that are both rich and significant. We'll draw inspiration and 
craft secrets from other authors, and we'll address and put aside the 
inner critic, so that you may engage your creative process in a safe and 
encouraging environment. /No writing experience necessary. All levels 
*356928* Tues. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  Jan. 17 - Mar. 13  [9 classes]*  
Lyssa Tall Anolik**  *FULL**
*356927* Thur. 10:00 am - 12:30 pm  Jan. 19 - Mar. 15  [9 classes]*  
Lyssa Tall Anolik****  *FULL**
*366135* Mon. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Jan. 23 - Mar. 19  [8 classes] *Rob 

*Reading & Writing Poetry*
In this workshop, we'll look at how poetry works, as writers and as 
readers. Students will write in response to exercises, and in response 
to what they read; we'll read closely one another's work, and the work 
of other poets both familiar and not. We'll pay particular attention to 
revision, exploring various approaches to this crucial process; students 
will pursue the poems that they write through multiple and distinct 
versions, expanding and focusing their sense of the possibilities of 
their own writing. /Anyone interested in writing poetry, and motivated 
to write every week, is welcome./
*356922* Tues. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm   Jan. 10 - Mar. 13  [10 classes] 
*David Abel*

*Creative Writing for Families: Valentines */(Ages 6 & Up)/*
*Discover each other through a new lens while polishing writing skills 
in a supportive atmosphere and learn how to encourage writing in your 
home. Create a family calendar, write a collaborative story about a 
favorite event, journal together or on your own, invent new names and 
titles for family members, make a poster for your pet, or compose a poem 
or song describing what makes your family unique. This session will 
focus on creating authentic valentine cards. /Fun and informal. Families 
that write, stay tight!/
*356923* Sat. 10:00 am - 11:30 am  Feb. 04  [1 class]*  Amy Minato*
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