Wordstock features Marylhurst University authorsJay Ponteri will offer a workshop on memoir writing and Laura Moulton will teach K-12 educators at Portland’s literary event of the year, Wordstock, on November 5, 2016.

In Jay Ponteri’s workshop, Writing the Memoir: How to Begin, participants will look at examples of prose memoir in which the writer uses the poet’s tools of meditation, dream and lyricism, and then do their own memory-based writing. Jay Ponteri’s memoir, Wedlocked, won the 2014 Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction. Jay directs the undergraduate creative writing program at Marylhurst University and show:tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists.

Laura Moulton will lead Time and Space to Write: A Workshop for K-12 Teachers. Participants will generate fresh writing and explore ways to create and maintain a writing practice through the school year. Laura Moulton is the founder of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library that serves people who live outside in Portland, Oregon. She has taught writing in public schools, prisons and teen shelters, and she is an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University and Lewis & Clark College.

In addition, Marylhurst instructors Natalie Serber and Ivonne Saed will give pop-up readings at Wordstock 2016. Serber also moderates a panel discussion on The Ties That Bind: Finding Home.

Marylhurst University is the university sponsor of Wordstock, Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Literary Arts.