Poet & Fiction Writers' Workshop March 7, 2020

    Confluence: How the Skills of Poetry and Prose Interact

Join me and poet/novelist Kate Gray as we explore the intersection between fiction and poetry. In this workshop you'll identify the skills that differentiate poetry and prose, and then apply those skills to a piece you generate from prompts. Be prepared to laugh, write and dig into the different types of logic and craft in prose and poetry, and return to the piece you've written to play with those skills. You'll look at compressing lines, enhancing sound/rhythm and white space, and the brilliance of your writing.

$60 - $80 Sliding Scale Fee

Saturday, March 7           10:00 - 2:00

Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St 

Register by emailing: dan@danberne.com

The Gods of Second Chances

Family means everything to widowed Alaskan fisherman Ray Bancroft, raising his granddaughter while battling storms, invasive species, and lawsuit happy tourists. To navigate, and to catch enough crab to feed her college fund, Ray seeks help from a multitude of gods and goddesses – not to mention ad-libbed rituals performed at sea by his half-Tlingit best friend. 

But kitchen counter statues and otter bone ceremonies aren’t enough when his estranged daughter returns from prison, swearing she’s clean and sober. Her search for a safe harbor threatens everything Ray holds sacred.

Set against a backdrop of ice and mud and loss, this debut novel explores the unpredictable fissures of memory, and how families can break apart, even in the midst of healing.