Expanding Minds and Interactions



Rose City Book Pub Series:  -- $15/person covers materials, (ages 12- adult); 7-9 pm every third Monday.

April 15, 2019:
OPEN CREATE: Come to Rose City Book Pub and enjoy creative writing prompts and art materials and drinks of food that will inspire and spark your creativity! You will be guided by writer and collage artist Katherine Factor while you play with mixed materials, poems, cut-ups, and texts. Have fun being free to create, learn, and leave with a finished visual poem or creative piece. Each participant will leave with a new piece of text-based art or art-based poem.

Saturday Academy: I’ll be teaching these at Saturday Academy this summer! See their Summer Catalog for more details.

July 22 - 26, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Mon. - Fri. + Aug. 5 - 9, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.
Portland Community College-Rock Creek University of Portland

WRITING SPIES: Study spies and spy gear of the past and present, and explore spy stories with a published author and WWI spy story author. Through free-writing, prompts, and poetry exercises, write stories or plays about characters who live in two worlds. Invent a super smart sixth-grader who secretly spies for the FBI, or a double agent working on behalf of the enemy. Choose to perform your masterpiece at the end of the week. . . or keep it top secret! 

July 22 - 26, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Mon. - Fri. + Aug. 5 - 9, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Mon. - Fri.
Portland Community College-Rock Creek University of Portland

INTERACTIVE GAME STORIES: Will your reader pick peril or paradise? Dive into a writing workshop where brainstorming meets adventure and results in a "branching story" in which your reader controls the characters' fate. Explore genres including realistic and speculative fiction, fantasy and science fiction—and classic stories in which characters choose what to do or where to go at the end of each chapter. Develop your research, writing, and creativity skills under the guidance of a published interactive game novelist!


Northwest Academy, Portland: May 4, 2019

Hawthorne School, Chicago: date tba

Powell’s City of Books, Portland: May 18, 2019 2 pm

Rose City Book Pub, Portland: May 19, 2019 2 pm