Terese Marie Mailhot - Writing Trauma, Making Art: August 3

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Terese Marie Mailhot - Writing Trauma, Making Art: August 3

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When: August 3rd, 2019:: 10:00 - 4:00

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

Cost: $300

Creating art from lived experience is difficult. There are pitfalls, but there's a windfall to be had, where a person can look back and within to see the right narrative, and the right art worth making, or worth sacrificing for. I'd like to help people avoid the pitfalls, and encourage writers to find the narrative structure within their own lives. Finding the story is half the work. Someone told me it's like trying to make the music we hear in our heads, and I like that. I'd like to help people find the right song, and learn practical tips on how to execute a story. We'll discuss shame, unlikeable narrators, narratives, and we'll discuss how to give yourself permission to tell the story how you know it needs to be said. 

TERESE MARIE MAILHOT is from Seabird Island Band. Her work has been featured in GrantaGuernicaMother Jones, and elsewhere. She is the New York Times bestselling author of "Heart Berries: A Memoir." She is a winner of the 2019 Whiting Award, a SWAIA Fellowship, and the inaugural Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature. She teaches writing at Purdue University. 

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.