Writing Classes at The Nature of Words

The Nature of Words opened registration for four new spring writing classes for adults at its Literary Arts Center as part of its Storefront Project program. Classes run the gamut from magazine writing and travel writing to personal storytelling and a combination of graphic design and poetry.

“It’s exciting to have such a wide range of classes led by engaging, experienced instructors,” said James Collins, Programs Administrator for The Nature of Words. “The depth and quality of work that comes out of these classes is striking.”

Classes include:
Al Mutannabi Street Starts Here with Matthew Nicolau
Mondays, Feb. 10-24 from 6-8:30pm
(Co-presented by Atelier 6000; Class hosted at Atelier 6000)
As part of the Al Mutannabi Street Project, participants create a poster-sized broadside of original poetry to display and read on March 6th at Atelier 6000, 389 SW Scalehouse Court, Suite 120, Bend. Class fee: $70.

‘First Speak’ Personal Storytelling with Shay Knorr
Tuesdays, March 4-25 from 6:30-8:30pm
In this personal storytelling performance workshop, participants create a 10-12 minute personal story over 4 weeks to perform at a final showcase. Class fee: $100.

What Editors Want: Getting (and Keeping) Magazine Freelance Gigs
with Kim Cooper Findling
Wednesday, March 5 from 6:30-8:30pm
Participants learn how to pitch ideas, win assignments, write articles editors love, earn repeat assignments, and more from a longtime freelancer. Class fee: $35.


Travel Writing for Fun and Profit with Kim Cooper Findling
Thursday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30pm
Hands-on writing activities teach participants to break into the travel market, think like a travel writer, pitch ideas to editors, and bring travel to life on the page. Class fee: $30.
To learn more or to register for classes, visit www.thenatureofwords.org or call 541-647-2233.
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