[Local events] Fall Literary classes at MAC begin next week

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Thu Sep 29 10:58:01 PDT 2011

Fall session Literary Arts classes at Multnomah Arts Center begin next week.

There are still spaces in most classes -- it's not too late to register!

/Writing in Response to Art,/ Lisa Radon
/Reading & Writing Poetry,/ David Abel
/Right Brain Writing/, Donna Prinzmetal
/Creative Writing for Families, /Amy Minato

Full details follow.

For more information, or to register, call MAC at 503-823-2787, or go to 
http://tinyurl.com/pdxparksonline to access all Portland Parks programs. 
(To download a complete Multnomah Arts Center fall course schedule, go 
to www.multnomahartscenter.org)

*Writing in Response to Art*   Lisa Radon
Writing in response to and in conversation with works of art can help us 
to see differently, to think through how we understand and find meaning 
in artistic creations. Poet, artist, and arts writer Lisa Radon will 
guide you beyond straightforward description, to take a more expansive 
view of what a poetic response to a work of art might be -- stoking the 
fire with related readings, writing experiments and prompts, and a 
tuning in to your own five senses. Students will focus on writing poems 
but will explore other kinds of writing as well.  (No class November 23)
*356918    Wed. 7:00 - 8:30 pm   Oct. 5 - Dec. 7*

*Reading & Writing Poetry*   David Abel
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.
*356915    Tues. 6:30 - 9:00 pm   Oct. 4 - Dec. 6*

*Right Brain Writing*   Donna Prinzmetal
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.
*356917    Mon. 7:00 - 8:30 pm   Oct. 03 - Dec. 05*

*Creative Writing for Families (Ages 6 & Up) *Amy Minato
Families that write, stay tight!  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 calendar of your family life 
for 2012, write a collaborative story about a favorite event, journal 
together or on your own, invent new names and titles for family members, 
write about a pet or vacation, or compose a poem describing what makes 
your family unique. Fun and informal. Register three family members and 
the fourth is free.
*356916    Fri. 6:30 - 8:00 pm   Nov. 4
360847    Fri. 6:30 - 8:00 pm   Dec. 02*

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