Paul Lisicky - On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Sept. 21-22

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Paul Lisicky - On Urgency: A Memoir and Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Sept. 21-22

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When: September 21-22, 2019:: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where: The Corporeal Center; 510 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

Cost: $400

What does it mean to write memoir and creative nonfiction in 2019? How to write out of our personal urgency while also asking questions about community, power—all that is wrong with the world and all we’d like to make better? How does it feel to be alive right now? We’ll think about those questions alongside all the matters of craft: voice, structure, focus, sonics, description, polarity, openings, closings. We’ll look closely at several short excerpts from outside work, generating new material inspired by those selections. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll work hard and make sure that play and seriousness share the same space. 

Paul Lisicky’s five books include The Narrow Door, Unbuilt Projects and Lawnboy. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Fence, The New York Times, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Fine Arts Work Center. He is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in Brooklyn. His sixth book, Later, a memoir about early 1990s Provincetown, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2020.

The Corporeal Center houses all of Corporeal Writing's Face2Face workshops, readings, and open community hours Tues through Friday, 12 - 4. We are located in a beautiful historic building in downtown Portland. We are on bus lines, close to the Max line that goes to the airport as well as the Amtrak station. We are within walking distance to many hotels, some of our favorites being The Society Hotel ($), Embassy Suites ($$), Hotel Monaco ($$) and The Nines ($$$). With a bar, delicious burger joint, fresh salad bar in our building, a food truck lot out the front door, and Pine Street Market only a 3 block walk, food options abound.