WRITE NOW: The Narrative Palimpsest

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WRITE NOW: The Narrative Palimpsest

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Hybrid Writing Intensives with Lidia in the flesh at Corporeal Writing

Hey. I’m embarking on a bold new experiment over at Corporeal Writing. I want to write with you. Specifically, eight of you. I want to write hybrids in small group formations. I want to fill the planet with hybrids that break all the writing rules. So here is what I’m going to do. Three forms: The Narrative Braid, The Narrative Palimpsest (yes, I made this one up myself), The Mixed Media Collage. Short burst of four weeks writing together one night a week. While you are welcome to take them all, they are not cumulative and you may jump in where you like. Love Lidia

The Narrative Palimpsest

WORKSHOP LEADER: Lidia Yuknavitch


  • March 6 :: 6-9 pm :: We’ll define and focus what I mean by “narrative palimpsest” and look at some examples; we’ll brainstorm and commit to a project.

  • March 13 :: 6-9 pm :: We actually write together.

  • March 20 :: 6-9 pm :: We bring drafts of our works in progress.

  • April 3* :: 6-9 pm :: We bring in projects. Give each other feedback. We celebrate. We decide when and where we intend to send these suckers out for publication. Boom.

    *(we will not meet on March 27 due to AWP)

WHERE: The Corporeal Center

COST: $200

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.