Writing as Resistance
Written By: Jessica Morrell
April 29, 1:30-5:30
Multnomah Village, Portland, Oregon
Is the daily assault of politics and world news interfering with your peace of mind? Are you searching for ways to make a difference? Explore strategies for talking back to the noise, find some quiet within, and propel your concerns onto the page.
Because some times especially call for potent voices, clear-eyed analysis, and informed dissent. But what form should this take: opinion pieces, essays, fiction, poetry, social media engagement, or a new hybrid expression? And how do you achieve thoughtful explorations of themes?
First we’ll nail down survival skills for tying times, then we’ll explore various formats and options for writers. We’ll read together several examples; we’ll discuss tone, language, focus and effectiveness. Together we’ll brainstorm and share concepts, themes, and markets. And reinforce how we do not need permission to write about what worries us or fires our passions. Our special focus will be on stepping out of the echo chamber and into original thought tied to our own experiences.
Participants will begin a new work and have an opportunity to create a community of like-minded writer.
$60 Pre-registration required. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.