The Portland Diary Summit

February 24, 2024

 Writing Workshop with Cynthia Nelson

Rose City Book Pub
1329 NE Fremont Street
Portland, Oregon
price: $10-$50 sliding scale
online & in-person
in-person includes coffee, drinks, breakfast snacks
ADA accessible // all ages welcome
scroll down to get your tickets! IN PERSON TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!

Together we will examine and discuss such concepts as diary as literature, diary as biography, diary as creative expression, diary as coping mechanism, diaries and sketchbooks as art artifacts, and diary as historical document. 

Whose diaries do we want to read and why? Are all diaries interesting? Why does there seem to have been a switch from “you can’t just publish your diary” to an onslaught of diaristic memoirs flooding the market?

By looking at a variety of approaches from a long list of stellar diarists, we will then tackle some in-the-moment journaling/free-writing and a few different editing techniques. What can we make in this moment?

*Cynthia Nelson is a writer, songwriter, and lifelong diarist interested in the daily words that may morph into the groovy artworks.
Registration Information
Limit of 45 in-person & 100 online.
All funds gathered go directly to artists and venues associated with the Portland Diary Summit. 

In-Person Tickets: SOLD OUT

Online Tickets

$10 ticket (online)

$20 ticket (online)

$50 ticket (online)

$0 no one turned away for lack of funds (online)

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Participants will have access to the Zoom recording for 4 weeks afterward.