Jon will have a table at this year’s Winter Poetry Fest hosted at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Books & ephemera available for purchase, signing, & trade. Other participants include Bri G., Angelica Brown, John Sibley Williams, Skyler Reed, Shannon Jones, Neil Aitken, Claudia F. Savage, Jennifer Dawson, Bella, Rebecca Smolen, Laura (Lo) Houlberg, Missy Ladygo, Julia Laxer, Stephanie Strange, Julia Gaskill, and Igor Brezhnev. Many of these poets will also be performing and/or conducting workshops.
Jon participates in the visiting writers series hosted by Chemeketa Community College with a reading (12:00PM-1:00PM) and a generative workshop (6:00PM-9:00PM). Reading is free and open to the public; workshop attendance is $50 and can be paid online or at the door.
Surreal Truths: Blending Honesty & Imagination in Your Writing
How do writers deal with material that comes to us through the real world, but which feels unreal? What tools are left when our emotional lexicon fails to live up to the strangeness or intensity of our lives? This workshop will explore how approaches such as fantasy, surrealism, and the absurd can be used to get more honest, and how to turn complicated feelings into imaginative and truly unique stories or poems.