PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program

June 10, 2019

Portland, OR — June 10, 2019 – The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing with its first residential intensive. In the low-residency model, students will attend two 14-day campus residencies then, beyond residencies, work one-on-one with mentors. Most of the programming during this residency is free and open to the public.

From July 28 through August 3, PNCA offers talks, discussions, and readings by acclaimed writers as part of the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing program. Every event is free and open to the public.

This innovative creative writing program is distinguished by its being situated within a school of art and design as well as its focus on experimentation and a focus on voices typically excluded from more traditional programs. 2019 Summer Residency Visiting Faculty include Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, and Rachel Jamison Webster. da Carter and Reema Zaman are this summer’s visiting guest artists.

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAMS

TALKS

All talks are held at PNCA, 511 NW Broadway in Room 601
Sunday, July 28
Jay Ponteri
Words that Listen, 1:15pm

Monday, July 29

Brandon Shimoda
PROPOSITIONS FOR A POETICS OF POSTMEMORY, USING THE EXAMPLE OF POETRY BY THE DESCENDANTS OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION, 9am

Emily Kendal Frey Poem
Collaborating with The Hidden Mind AKA The Postcard Workshop, 3:30pm

Tuesday, July 30

da Carter
Aesthetic Refusals, Writing with and against loss, 9am

Vi Khi Nao
The Art of Discipline, 10:30am

Daniela Naomi Molnar
Unhinged Hinge : Writing in the ecotone-of-here-and-now, 1pm

Wednesday, July 31
Rachel Jamison Webster
Polyphonic Texts: Hybridity as Conversation, 9 am

Sara Jaffe
All Hooks, No Chorus: Pop music and plot, 4:30pm

Friday, August 2

Reema Zaman
More than a Memoir; a Movement, 4:30pm

Saturday, August 3

Walidah Imarisha
Writing Worlds Within and Beyond Prisons, 3:30pm

READINGS
Some readings are at PNCA, 511 NW Broadway, Mediatheque. Others are held at partner locations including Powell’s Books, Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, and Literary Arts. See below.

Sunday, July 28

Brandon Shimoda and Vi Khi Nao, 7pm at PNCA; this is also the MFA in Creative Writing Launch Party

Monday, July 29

Emily Kendal Frey and Rachel Jamison Webster, 5pm at PNCA

Brandon Shimoda in conversation with Janice Lee, 7:30pm at Powell's Books

Tuesday, July 30

Daniela Naomi Molnar, Jay Ponteri, Taylor Eggån, 7pm at PNCA

Wednesday, July 31

da Carter, Sara Jaffe, Abra Ancliffe, 7:30pm at PNCA (Room 601)

Thursday, August 1

Monica Drake, Walidah Imarisha, Alejandro de Acosta, 7pm at Mother Foucault’s Bookshop

Friday, August 2

Reema Zaman, 8pm at Literary Arts