Thursday, May 16, 2013


Portals Writers Conference
Corban University, Salem, Oregon
June 20–23, 2013

From Gina Ochsner, recipient of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and one of the conference planners:
“Do you know of any young adults or friends who might be interested in writing, memoir, poetry, slam poetry, film, digital storytelling, photography, music, book-making arts (and much more)? We're trying hard to reach folks who maybe have limited to no experience with writing and/or these art forms, but who are curious or would like the opportunity to find out more. All evening events are free and open to the public, and there will be many door prizes and other fun events happening on campus (tentatively scheduled: a literary scavenger hunt, a museum tour, and a bird-walking tour of the campus).”
Whether you’re a veteran writer or a beginner, unsure whether or not you should even call yourself a word artist, Portals Conference has something for you. Combining the best elements of a writing/spoken word conference and an arts festival, we’re offering over fifteen daily seminars taught by nationally known authors and artists. These classes are designed for artists of all levels, genres and interests. Like Corban University, Portals Writing Conference is actively rooted in a Christian perspective, but its tone is informal, friendly and hospitable to those of all walks of faith.
Faculty includes David Sanford, Linda Clare, David Jacobsen, Colette Tennant, and about ten other professionals in various fields. Classes cover fiction, nonfiction, photography, poetry, film-making, and more.

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