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You in Short Form: Writing the Self for Social Media and Other Short Essay Forms (PDX Workshop)

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You in Short Form: Writing the Self for Social Media and Other Short Essay Forms (PDX Workshop)
Jenny Bates
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

In this workshop, at the World Forestry Center in Portland, we’ll hone our pruning skills, growing the craft of brevity when writing true stories. Together we’ll investigate memoir and other personal essay forms, learning how to shape them into works that fit an online maximum of 2200 characters and other short forms. We’ll discuss how to use restrictions to our advantage, condensing and consolidating language, and trimming stories and topics into their most powerful, distilled forms.

About the Instructor(s)

Jenny Bates loves great stories and the amazing communities born out of writing them. Through both fiction and creative nonfiction, she guides students through the creative process, supporting them as they find their voices on the page and the unique stories they have to tell. A proud member of the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Alumni Association, Jenny teaches creative writing and works as a writer and editor. Follow her creative life on Instagram: @thebraverypen

Materials List: Students Bring


• Pen and paper

• A laptop or tablet, if you have one

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