WINTER: Edward Derby's Writing Your Portland Stories Workshop | Jan 15 - Feb 12

Once I was in a cafe in Portland and the woman at the next table and I began chatting and in the course of our conversation she strongly recommend I visit this web site called 'The Rumpus' so I could read this advice column called 'Dear Sugar.' It was so painful not to tell her that in fact I was Sugar, but I didn't.  ~ Cheryl Strayed

This is a workshop especially for recent Portland transplants. Of course, old-timers are welcome too. Portland offers a rich variety of settings for your narratives. You want to write and get to know your city better. In this class, you will be asked to write narrative work set in different Portlands. In the process of workshopping that work, you will learn more about your city and get to know other newcomers while improving your narrative game. We will read and discuss some stories set in Portland. You will be asked to take a trip to observe and take notes in a Portland setting (on your own time), and to research a focused portion of Portland history, so that you can use both as settings for a story. | Maximum 12 students

Register for this workshop


Mondays, Jan 15 - Feb 12, 5:30-7:30pm, 5 weeks
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
Early Registration and Tuition Deadline is seven (7) days prior to the start of the workshop. | Early Registration: $207 (cash/check); $219 (Paypal). | Late Registration: $222 (cash/check); $234 (PayPal).