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Fri, Aug 05


Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Conv Ctr

2022 Willamette Writers Conference - Master Class

Join me for a full day of talking metaphor and walk away with some new brand new work! Register at the Willamette Writers website:

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Time & Location

Aug 05, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown Conv Ctr, 1441 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232, USA

About the event

During the past two years, as our nation has grappled with disease, racial inequities, the social impacts of technology, and prolonged isolation, we've heard our stunned brothers and sisters describe life since March 2020 with phrases like, "It's just so surreal" and "I can't even put it into words." These phrases may have come from our own mouths too, and yet, as writers, we're still compelled to try and give words to these strange, bewildering times. In this generative workshop run by Armin Tolentino, we'll explore how metaphor and the intersection of observation and imagination can create a deeper meaning and truer reflection of our experience than if we were to just "tell it straight." In this interactive, collaborative Master Class, writers will generate their own metaphoric starts from which they can build poems that give shape to the chaos and honor the gorgeous complexities of being human.

Registration required. This Master Class is limited to 15 writers.

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