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Newport: Writing Outside the Box with Liz Prato

January 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Writing Outside the Box” with Liz Prato

All stories and essays are different, so it stands to reason they don’t all require the same structure, says Portland author Liz Prato, who will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 21 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Branch. The free workshop takes place at 2 p.m. at the Newport Library.

Prato says, “Maybe your story is best told through a document (like a birth certificate, or autopsy report), or a PowerPoint presentation, another work of art, an owner’s manual, or a series of recipes. In this class, we’ll break out of the standard box and have fun exploring the forms available for telling your best story. The essence of being an artist is exploring not just content, but also form, and this class helps you expand your imaginative boundaries.” The two-hour session will include lecture and guided writing exercises.

About Liz Prato

Prato is the author of the short story collection Baby’s on Fire, published by Press 53. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Hayden’s Ferry Review, Baltimore Review, Hawai’i Pacific Review, The Rumpus, Hunger Mountain, and Subtropics. She is editor at large for Forest Avenue Press, and has guest-edited for VoiceCatcher and Prime Number Magazine. Her writing classes are fun and information-packed, and she encourages everyone to contribute to the word party. Visit her website at www.lizprato.com(http://www.lizprato.com).

About Willamette Writers

Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers’ organizations in the United States. The organization’s goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. For more information, visit http://willamettewriters.com/coast/ (http://willamettewriters.com/coast/wp-login.php)orWillamette Writers Coast Chapter’s Facebook page.

Thank you

Willamette Writers thanks the Sylvia Beach Hotel, Hallmark Hotel, the Inn at Nye Beach, and the Elizabeth Street Inn for donating lodging for their authors and the Newport Public Library for providing a monthly meeting space.

Please Join Our Oregon Coast Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers on the Oregon Coast meets the third Sunday of the month (except July, August, and December) from 2:00-4:00PM. We meet at the Newport Library (35 NW Nye St, Newport, OR 97365). Meetings are free and open to the public.

Willamette Writers members and guests are invited to join us. We work with writers in all stages of their careers, helping them find their community, develop their craft, and expand their careers.

Please remember that meetings may have to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to keep you updated. We look forward to seeing you at our chapter meeting!


January 21, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Newport Public Library
35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365