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Memoir Writing (7-week class): Tuesdays, October 1 - November 12, 7 - 8:30pm. Make this fall memorable by beginning your memoir! This class guides you in writing, reflecting on, and shaping the luminous details of your past—the colors, tastes, songs, fragrances, and people you can’t forget—into coherent, meaningful stories. We’ll discuss publishing possibilities for short memoirs, and how to give an effective reading. Suitable for adults and older teens. Location: 2580 NE Community Lane, Bend. To register: 541-408-4509 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Past—and Possibly Future!—Classes
Literary Craft Series: Better Metaphors, Words, and Sentences (See descriptions below.)
February 27: Better Metaphors Metaphors in literature are like wings on a plane—both are necessary to lift us into another place! After reading and discussing beautiful metaphors and learning techniques to create their own, prose writers and poets practice creating metaphors to help to get their writing off the ground. Bring a piece of your own prose or poetry to work with. 1.5 hours.
March 6: Better Words What’s the difference between the words “conflagration” and “fire”? They mean the same thing, but ah, the music they bring to a piece of writing could not be more different! In this class, prose writers and poets learn to recognize the difference between Latin, Greek, and Saxon words, and when and where to use them in their writing for most effect. Bring a piece of your own prose or poetry to work with. 1.5 hours.
March 13: Better Sentences and Paragraphs Music. Power. Intimacy. All these qualities come from well-written sentences and paragraphs. After listening to and discussing different types and lengths of sentences and paragraphs, prose writers and poets try shaping their own to most effectively convey meaning. Bring a piece of your own prose or poetry to work with. 1.5 hours.
Take one, two, or all three sessions.
Memoir Writing Level II (7-week class)
Writing About (this) Place (7-week class): Inspired by the prose and poetry of central Oregon writers from the past, we deepen and invigorate our own writing in any genre, and ground it more firmly in this beautiful and complex place we live in. Emphasis on place-based writing technique, imagery, and form. Location: 2580 NE Community Lane, Bend. To register: 541-408-4509 or email@example.com
Curious about creating your own art work, but need confidence and skills? My two-hour classes (Art Techniques for Beginners and seasonal/topical art classes) are geared towards beginner adults and older teens. No art experience necessary!
Literature Discussion Groups
Reading Central Oregon Connect more deeply with our local history, landscape, and culture by reading and discussing selected works from central Oregon's own fiction writers, poets, and essayists from the past who've helped forge a literary history of this region. For both newcomers to the area and longtime residents, this class introduces participants to stories by indigenous people, early settlers, and recent immigrants alike. Schedule to come. Location: 2580 NE Community Lane, Bend. To register: 541-408-4509 or firstname.lastname@example.org