Rene Denfeld - Writing from the Margins: September 8

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Rene Denfeld - Writing from the Margins: September 8

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When: Sunday, September 8th, 2019:: 10:00 - 4:00

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

Cost: $275

Join Rene Denfeld—an award winning, bestselling novelist with a 9th grade formal education—for a workshop on creating a successful writing career from a marginalized background. Rene will lead students through discovering their own voice, promise and potential not despite their past but because of it. This is a workshop about claiming our place in the literary community. It will include publishing advice as well as craft experience. Be prepared to write!

Rene Denfeld is the author of novels The Enchanted, The Child Finder and the forthcoming The Butterfly Girl. Her books have won prestigious awards, including a French Prix, an ALA and Carnegie listing, IMPAC listing, Center for Fiction finalist and more. The Child Finder was an international bestseller, and Margaret Atwood has praised her writing as "astonishing." The child of a traumatic history, Rene was homeless as a teen and credits books for saving her life. Rene lives in Portland, Oregon. In addition to writing she works as a death row investigator and is the happy mother of several children from foster care. (Author photo credit: Owen Carey, 2019.)

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.