Join the AFS Creative Writing and Storytelling Section, Write Around Portland, and Local Learning for their workshop, Rooted Through Writing: Connecting with our Spaces, Ourselves, and Our Communities w/ Write Around Portland.
Since 1999, Write Around Portland has changed lives through the power of writing. We believe that everyone can be a writer and benefit from and contribute to their community through the literary arts. We also believe that writing is a powerful tool for individual and societal change, self-expression, healing, and the realization of the dignity of one’s self and others.
Come learn how Write Around Portland uses writing as a medium to build more humane and just communities by partnering with correctional facilities, affordable housing communities, treatment centers, hospitals, homeless shelters, residential care facilities, and more to bring writing workshops to the people they serve. Join Write Around Portland for a workshop focused on their work in the Portland Metro community, an opportunity to meet some of their facilitators and writers, and a 2-hour creative writing experience using their renowned workshop model. They center generative writing exercises, sharing, and strengths-based feedback to connect to our own stories and each other. The open-genre workshops are perfect for people of all writing levels: from the budding writer to the published author. You’ll leave with prompts and exercises to engage your writing practice throughout your time in Portland and once you return home. www.writearound.org.
Paper and pens provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite writing tools!
Pre-registration required before October 1.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the AFS Creative Writing and Storytelling Section and Local Learning.
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