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Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Writing as Resistance

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Apr• 06•17

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.


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  1. Ellen says:

    Jessica, when I post this as a link, the summary with picture that shows up on Facebook includes the date as April 28. I see here on your blog that in your keywords? list (the links that follow posted in:) the date is April 28. Maybe that’s where facebook is getting it? I don’t know, but it’s confusing.

    • Jessica Morrell says:

      Sorry, I don’t know why the date is showing up wrong after I edited it. And thanks so much for your kindness in posting this link.

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