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Jessica Mehta // From Myth to Modern: Re-imagining Indigenous Mythologies Today (Workshop)

  • Artists Milepost (cafe) 8155 Northeast Oregon Street Portland, OR, 97213 (map)

In this multi-genre workshop, participants will bring their re-imagined Native American myth to workshop. It must be wholly unique, and in any genre you choose. However, please limit your work to three poems or 3,000 words. From poetry to flash fiction, memoir to short story, find inspiration in traditional myths and discover just how easily these slippery tales fit into our lives today.

Led by multi-award-winning poet and novelist Jessica Mehta, participants will be expected to pre-read myths from either Animal Speak by Ted Andrews or this website: http://www.native-languages.org/legends.htm. Participants should also have at least a first draft of their work to share. (Number of copies to bring will be emailed to students prior to the workshop).

Come prepared with:

  • A myth selected that resonates with you. Please have the original story readily accessible.

  • Copies of your work inspired by the myth.

  • A colored pen for marking others’ work.

  • Your preferred method of note-taking.

  • An open mind, kindness, compassion, and a willingness to engage.

  • Your cash registration fee of $10.

SIGN UP NOW by emailing Jessica at jessicaCmehta@gmail.com

Please note that the workshop may be canceled if fewer than five participants sign up in advance.

Do you self-identify as Native American or indigenous? Scholarships are available. Please email Jessica at JessicaCmehta@gmail.com.

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