[Local events] Sat. 6/25: Writing excursion with Joel Bettridge

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Jun 9 00:47:55 PDT 2011

"The excursion leaders reflect Portland's avant-garde writing community 
and offer unique prose and poetry writing exercises at each place.  It's 
great intellectual stimulation . . . If you want to get a different 
perspective of the metro area, I highly recommend signing up for one or 
more." -- MAC student Paula McNamee

*Writing Places: Creative Excursions in and around Portland*

The Multnomah Arts Center Literary Arts Program continues its series of 
one-day mobile writing workshops on Saturday, June 25, with a look at 
the poetics of public transit, led by Joel Bettridge.

For more information, or to register, call 503-823-2787, or go to 
http://tinyurl.com/pdxparksonline where you can access all Portland 
Parks programs. (To download a complete summer course schedule, go to 

*Poems on a Train -- Joel Bettridge*
/Saturday, June 25, 2:00 pm -- 6:00 pm
We will ride the Max (Blue line) together, from downtown Portland out to 
Hillsboro and back. The train schedule will dictate our writing 
experiments, and each stop on the line will have its own writing 
exercise. Through these constraints we will interact with the urban and 
suburban geographies we traverse, and the people we encounter, to 
produce our poems. When we return to Portland, we will gather to share 
the results of our experiments. /(Max fare not included in workshop fee.)/

*Upcoming excursions:*

/*July 9 *Write Like a Bird/ (Oaks Bottom) -- Jesse Morse
/*July 23*   Fire + Water = Park/ (Mt. Tabor) -- Jesse Morse and Allison 
/*July 30*   A Day at the Library/ (Central Library) -- Nate Orton and 
James Yeary
/*Aug. 6* / /In Response: Poems on Art/ (Pearl District) -- Lisa Radon
/*Aug. 27*  Borrowed Scenery/ (Portland Japanese Garden) -- David Abel

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