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Crossing the Threshold with David Biespiel

March 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel, joins the Willamette Writers to talk about the journey every writer takes, the sequence of thoughts and even actions that occur in your imagination when you write.

David will lead us in a special, intimate talk that will introduce you to a blueprint about how you can depart into your imagination, access and cross thresholds of discovery through the trials you encounter there, and finally how you return with writing that connects to your readers who exist in the modern world — and who are seeking connection with your writing.

Learning to navigate this sequence helps you navigate the ups and downs of writing from dream to recovery and from havoc to communion.

Learn how you can find the power to connect with and transform your stories on your writer’s journey.

Give yourself time to think about how to write about hard or emotional subjects in a way that is meaningful both to you and to others.

Explore what challenges or inspires you.

David Biespiel has published ten books of poetry and prose, including A Long High Whistle (2015), Charming Gardeners, The Book of Men and Women, which was named Best Poetry of the Year for 2009 by the Poetry Foundation, and won an Oregon Book Award, Wild Civility, A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and runs the Attic Institute in Portland.

For more information on David Biespiel, please visit https://davidbiespielbooks.wordpress.com/

We hope you’ll join us at the meeting on March 1st. The doors open at 6:30 and the talk begins at 7 pm.

Willamette Writers meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full time students under 25. Guests of members pay $5.


March 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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(503) 222-2031