Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg
May
31
Jul 5

Poetry Workshop w/ Zachary Schomburg

  • Outlet

Come join Zachary Schomburg this summer at Outlet for a six week Poetry workshop.

This will be a generative poetry workshop for poets at all levels. The main focus will be to sustain a poetry writing practice for six weeks with access to a small group of focused readers. After each workshop, Zachary will give the group a prompt/assignment to complete for the week, one that addresses some aspect of poetry writing brought up in your group conversations. The participants will spend the beginning of the following week's workshop discussing your experiences with the assignment.

The workshop will be capped at 6 people, so everyone will get about 20 minutes of focused group discussion of their own new work at each meeting. The class will meet once per week for 6 total weeks. 

$200 -$300 (Sliding Scale) total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

Poetry as Collaboration w/ Zachary Schomburg
Jul
12
Aug 16

Poetry as Collaboration w/ Zachary Schomburg

Come join Zachary Schomburg this summer at Outlet for a six week Poetry and Collaboration workshop.

This will be a generative workshop with a particular attention toward collaboration. Through prompts, exercises, and readings that focus on the idea collaboration, participants will discover new ways of thinking about our own approach to writing, and ultimately learn how to write collaboratively with ourselves (whatever that means). For each of the six weeks, we will focus on a different kind of collaborative poetry writing: (1) with one other person, (2) with multiple people, (3) with a dead poet, (4) as an act of translation, (5) with a machine/computer, (6) and with any other kind of artist.

Our workshop will be capped at 6 people. We will meet once per week for 6 total weeks. 

$200 -$300 (Sliding Scale) total per person for the 6 weeks.
Contact Zach to reserve your spot: zacharyschomburg@gmail.com

Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas
Jul
16
3:00 pm15:00

Have You Ran Out of Fucks to Give w/ Evan Dumas

  • Outlet

Do you miss giving a fuck like you used to? Are you running on fumes? Would fumes be an improvement? Passion and creativity are fickle, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Let’s gather and learn to prevent burnout and passion fatigue through acknowledgment, acceptance, and action. Of course, lots of swearing helps.

What we’ll cover in 90 minutes:
- How to give a fuck when you don’t have a fuck to give.
- Where did the fucks go?
- How to give less fucks to things that don’t give a fuck back.
- How to save up your fucks.
- How to give a fuck about each other and ourselves.

Price: $15-$30 sliding scale
Cash, Square, and Venmo accepted. Please contact evan@eedumas.com to reserve your spot.

Bio:
Evan Dumas works in the space between mental health counseling and standup comedy. Previously burned out from a local ad agency, now a trained counselor, he’s on a mission to help others through humor and seriousness. He gives a fuck about helping passionate people stay passionate.

Aug
19
6:16 am06:16

COMPLETE NOVEL READING + OFFICIAL RELEASE PARTY FOR MAMMOTHER

  • Outlet

Zachary Schomburg's first novel, Mammotherwill be officially published by Featherproof Books on Sept. 26. To celebrate his novel's release, Zachary will read the entirety of his 350 page novel at Outlet from sunrise to sunset. His reading will be accompanied at various times by local ambient/minimalist musicians including Angie Sabin (Common Starling), Johnny Ziegler (Phone Call), Derek Hunter Wilson (Beacon Sound), Jonathan Raissi (Yasna), and more TBA. After the novel's completion at sunset, there will be a DJ and an after-reading reception. Mammother will be available for sale at a special discount throughout the reading, along with merchandise from the musicians. Open to the public. Bring your own blanket or folding chair if you want, and your own snacks and drinks to share with Zachary. The reading will also be available via livestream. This will be the first reading in a 20 town reading tour in the late summer and fall. 


Designing Creative Consciousness w/Sara Guest
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Designing Creative Consciousness w/Sara Guest

  • Outlet

A workshop on building creative practice into our everyday lives.

How much further could we evolve in our quest for out-of-the-box thinking, if we were given access at a much earlier age to the same kinds of brainstorming sessions and facilitation techniques we practice inside our creative agencies? Let’s practice these skills together and learn from each other.

The workshop will include:

  • Discussion around good habits and practices
  • Exercises to feed your daily practice and build consciousness
  • Thoughts for inspiring the next generation
  • A collaborative resource list for taking next steps



REGISTRATION

About the Series: The Design Week Portland Journal hosts monthly events at Outlet to celebrate the launch of each new issue. Through design-centered workshops, salon discussions, and social activities, you'll get to join the conversation first-hand and meet the designers and writers who contributed their voices IRL.

About the Facilitator: Sara Guest is a poet and facilitator. She works as Creative Manager for Swaim Strategies and volunteers with Write Around Portland, the Portland Underground Graduate School, and Showing Up for Racial Justice. She is a Delve Guide and member of the patron advisory council for Literary Arts, and a board member with Octopus Books.

Aaron Jupin & C.W. Moss Book Release
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Aaron Jupin & C.W. Moss Book Release

  • Outlet

The rager in the book world
Something you didn’t even know you were waiting for
Your dreams are made of this
Butts and Doodles

This is the Portland book-release of Aaron Elvis Jupin’s ‘Double Check You’re Alone’ and C.W. Moss’ ‘Butt-Buddies: A Fairy Tale’ — published by Stolen Books

Both books are filled with the previous two years worth of drawings

Hard-bound Sexiness
Pillows Squishiness
Prints Wowza
Pins Oooh-lala
Butts Booms
Bags Niceness

Come one, come all
This will be the only Portland event

Cash, Venmo, Paypal