Since I Have a Hammer

hands-on poetry workshops for poets & artists

Hammer poetry into wood, stitch it into fibers, write words in the dirt with a stick... This is a workshop geared toward both poets who would like to experiment with material practices and visual artists who use language in their work, and who would like to attend to the poetics of that language. In each workshop, we will first discuss the language-based art of one artist (Arthur Bispo do Rosário; Julie Patton; Cecilia Vicuña), followed by hands-on poetry & art making, and then a feedback session

Each workshop is on a Saturday, 10AM to 1 pm, in Kaia Sand's studio (Brooklyn neighborhood, Southeast Portland)

Register:

Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Embroidery

Arthur Bispo do Rosário. Embroidery


Sat. Sept 30 • $65

 
Cecilia Vicuña. still from What is Poetry to You. film. 1980

Cecilia Vicuña. still from What is Poetry to You. film. 1980

Sat. Oct 28 • $65

 
Julie Patton. 2010. Mile Long Tongue. Performance Book

Julie Patton. 2010. Mile Long Tongue. Performance Book

Sat. Nov 11 • $65

or

 

register for all three workshops • $175

 


 

Memoir Writing

 

drop-in workshops, Autumn 2017

 

Gather your Stories and come to our autumn workshops at Taborspace beginning October 7. Sessions include in-class free writing and time to share out-of-class writing projects. Write from prompts from folklore and traditions and read stories you are currently writing to receive feedback in a safe and encouraging environment where you will draw inspiration and craft-secrets from other writers. While these sessions are focused on memoir writing  we are open to writers who weave in memories through other genres.

 

No writing experience necessary for our workshops and we welcome all levels. Attendance is on a per session basis.  For more details visit http://www.vignettesverses.com/workshops/

To register:  call (503) 281-6499 or email
Cost: $10 or $25 for all three sessions

 

Meg facilitates the drop-in memoir workshops. She is writing a book about her Irish grandmother who immigrated to Butte, Montana. This photo captures her researching for that project in the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte Montana

Meg facilitates the drop-in memoir workshops. She is writing a book about her Irish grandmother who immigrated to Butte, Montana. This photo captures her researching for that project in the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte Montana


First  Saturday Drop-Ins: (Oct 7; Nov 4; Dec 2), 12:30 pm 2:30 pm, in the Tabor Space library 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215

 

Past Workshops

 

Drop-in-Memoir Workshop / Gather Your Stories: Autumn 2017

Our workshops include in-class free writing and time to share out-of-class writing projects. For in-class writing we will be inspired by prompts from classic memoirs and  folklore and traditions.  

You also will have the opportunity to read the stories you are currently writing to receive feedback in a safe and encouraging environment where you will draw inspiration and craft-secrets from other writers. 

No writing experience necessary for our workshops and attendance is on a per session basis. 

 

Tabor Space library

Instructor: Meg Eberle

To register:  call (503) 281-6499 or email meg@vignettesverse.com

Second Saturday Drop-Ins

Oct. 7

Nov. 4

Dec. 2

 

Cost: $10 or $25 for all three fall sessions

Envelopes of writing from the May workshop

Envelopes of writing from the May workshop