Jay Ponteri - Faculty - Marylhurst

Jay Ponteri will lead two sessions of his memoir writing workshop at Literary Arts in July and August 2016.

Memoir Boot Camp is one of Literary Art’s most popular workshops. Ponteri helps participants get started on writing a memoir through exercises that encourage risk-taking, inclusion and inadvertent composition. In addition to getting a head start on their projects, attendees will leave with a writing schedule to complete the work.

The class is offered twice in summer 2016: July 9 and 10, and August 20 and 21. Classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington, Portland, Ore.

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Jay Ponteri directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University. His memoir, Wedlocked, won the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.  His essay “Listen to this” was mentioned as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2010 and “On Navel Gazing” was mentioned as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2015.