Adult writers

Writing workshops in Portland

Since December of 2013, my adult group writing workshops have been hiatus. Below you'll find a quick overview of two group workshops I ran prior to putting them on pause. I will use this space and the blog to announce anything new, but for now, it's all tumbleweeds and "remember when" statements. (On a separate note, I continue to lead group writing workshops and creative meetings with businesses and teams.)


The popular generative writing workshop is back with two sessions during winter. Bring your pens and paper (or laptops) and dig in. Dates, times and links are below:

SESSION 1 DATES and TIMES: Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon.

WORKSHOP FEES: $200, payable to the Attic Institute.

WHERE: The Attic Institute, 4232 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 97215.


The "Roll, Tumble and Burn" writing workshop is dedicated to the fine act of shaking your poems down from their trees, figuring out where to needle, when to noodle, and just how long to hold on before we take flame to paper. Previous workshop experience isn’t necessary, but an open mind is. The workshop will be part generative and part critique, so we’ll be conjuring new poems while we craft and cut at the ones we’ve been carrying.

DATES and TIMES: Saturday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m.

WORKSHOP FEES: $235, payable in one or two installments via check, cash or via Paypal.

WHERE: Writers’ Dojo, 7506 N. Chicago Ave., Portland, OR 97203.

What do/did students say? Well...

"(Dave's writing workshop) is one of the quickest, easiest, and least expensive ways to get hooked up with some quality community, that sweet Pacific Northwest strain, the kind that pushes in with a cold front, or trudges over the pass then rolls downhill with the snowmelt. I'm currently wrapped up in my second consecutive workshop at the Dojo with Dave. If I wanted to, I could now karate the shit out of a mixed martial arts metaphor." (Ryan, Gresham, OR)

"Dave Jarecki's poetry workshop is a place where you will see your writing grow in leaps and bounds. Dave facilitates writers in a supportive way while encouraging them to push their writing to new levels." (Jennifer, Portland, OR)