FULL – Praising the Unnoticed, Unappreciated, and Unloved

FULL – Praising the Unnoticed, Unappreciated, and Unloved

Date(s) - September 30, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


In this creative writing workshop, participants will be encouraged to turn their attention to the humble and overlooked beings in landscapes they’ve lived in or observed. We’ll look at some unexpected odes written to plants, creatures, or places that are generally not thought of as praiseworthy. Participants will be invited to write their own ode (in poetry or prose) praising an unappreciated or unloved aspect of the natural world (think snakes, possums, cockroaches, poison oak, etc.).

  • Registration is required and limited
  • Registration closes September 29th at 4:00pm

About the instructor: Brittney Corrigan is the author of the poetry collections Daughters, Breaking, Navigation, 40 Weeks and most recently, Solastalgia, a collection of poems about climate change, extinction, and the Anthropocene Age (JackLeg Press, 2023). Brittney was raised in Colorado and has lived in Portland, Oregon for the past three decades, where she is an alumna and employee of Reed College. She is currently at work on her first short story collection. For more information, visit http://brittneycorrigan.com/.

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This event is fully booked.

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