Craft and productivity workshops

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Happy New Year! I’m very excited to be launching 2014 with two learning opportunities. If you’d like to increase the potency of your language or build momentum in your writing life, I hope you’ll join me!

Making It in Changing Times Writing Conference
WORKSHOP: Fierce on the Page: Increase the Potency and Impact of Your Language
Fierce writers create a direct channel to the reader’s nervous system and blood stream. We do this by choosing the language that most effectively propels the story or essay or poem on its unique trajectory. This workshop invites you to be fierce on the page with a series of exercises designed to invigorate your range of language. Together, we will reach deep into our own perceptions, emotions and voice to craft vivid imagery that surprises us. We will awaken our instincts for making powerful word choices that provoke feeling, elevate sound and evoke meaning.
Saturday, January 25 // 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (my workshop happens at 9:15 a.m.)
Tabor Space
5441 SE Belmont
Portland, OR
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Finding Your Stride: How to Build Momentum in Your Writing Life
Workshop Series with Sage Cohen, Laura Stanfill and Christi Krug
Writers of every genre and level of experience struggle to find balance and keep moving toward their goals. Three literary leaders offer their most effective tools and strategies to help you rekindle faith in yourself and your work. You’ll get practical support and encouraging guidance to renew your sense of direction and give you unstoppable momentum.

Get 2014 off to a powerful start with Sage Cohen, author of Writing the Life Poetic and The Productive WriterLaura Stanfill, trailblazing publisher at Forest Avenue Press and editor of Brave on the Page, and Christi Krug, writing coach and author of Burn Wild: A Writer’s Guide to Creative Breakthrough.

Tuesdays: February 4, 11, 18, 25
6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Rouse Portland
2512 SE Gladstone St
Portland, OR 97202
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