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show:tell 2014

Seminar-style classes are taught by professional working visual artists and writers of short stories, poetry, fiction and nonfiction.


jay ponteri

Jay Ponteri

Executive Director, Marylhurst undergraduate creative writing program. Executive director, show:tell: The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. Founding editor of the online literary magazine M Review and HABIT Books.

melissa ward

Melissa Ward

Director, show:tell: The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists. Poet. Marylhurst alum. Graduate of the English literature and writing program.


Jamalieh Haley

Poet. Co-curates If Not For Kidnap Poetry series. Writing instructor, Mt. Hood Community College.

elizabeth harris

Elizabeth Harris

Artist. PNCA Alum. Continuing Education instructor, Pacific Northwest College of Art.


Heather Hodges

Poet. Attends the MFA program in Poetry at Portland State University.


Laura Moulton

Writer and artist. Faculty at Marylhurst. Has published numerous short stories and essays, and recently finished her first novel. Organized Street Books in downtown Portland.

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Melissa Poulin

Poet and writer. Her poems, reviews, and essays appear in several journals and anthologies.

emily schikora

Emily Schikora

MFA candidate in Nonfiction at Columbia College, where she is also a graduate student instructor. Published chapbook: "I Thought I Was Your Favorite," by Habit Books.

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Paul Susi

Educator, theatre artist. Works as a Youth Counselor for New Avenues for Youth and a Coach/Performer for PlayWrite, Inc.

Guest Faculty

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Serenity Ibsen

Artist. Works at Pacific NW College of Art.

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Palmarin Merges

Artist. Works in mixed media, printmaking and painting. Printmaking Instructor, Pacific NW College of Art.

natalie serber

Natalie Serber

Faculty at Marylhurst. Recent book, Shout Her Lovely Name,  critically acclaimed.


Vandoren Wheeler

Poet. Teaches writing and literature, Portland Community College.

Community Partners
We are grateful to our partner organizations for their generosity and support of the 2013 show:tell workshop.

  • The Marie Lamfrom Foundation
  • Literary Arts Writers In The Schools (WITS) program
  • De La Salle North Catholic High School, North Portland
  • Open Meadows High School, North Portland
  • Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), Southeast Portland
  • Street Books, downtown Portland


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