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Central Oregon Stories of Change

Posted on: June 11th, 2018


Portland Stories of Change

Posted on: June 11th, 2018


Get Yourself to Caldera! Taking up space in residencies

Posted on: June 7th, 2018


Thursday, June 28

6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Milepost 5 (8155 NE Oregon St, Portland)

Appetizers and drinks provided.

This is a free event. No RSVP necessary.


Have you been needing time away from distractions to finish a project? Or maybe space to rest and reflect about your creative practice? Have you been wanting to apply to a residency and haven’t found the time or resources to do it? What prevents you and other artists and other creatives of color from getting into residencies?


For people of color, the ability to navigate the world as an artist or creative can be even more challenging due to institutional barriers and lack of visibility, resources, or recognition of the work as valuable. If you ever wanted to get into a residency and needed support in doing so, here is a chance to learn from other artists of color about Caldera’s Artists in Residence (AiR) program and more!


This event, organized by artists, cultural organizers, and previous Caldera residents, Luann Algoso and Patricia Vazquez, will explore what it means for people of color to take up space at artist residencies. We will hear from a panel of previous Caldera residents about their experiences going through the application process, how they spent their time during residency, and what the benefits and downsides were to attending residency. After the panel discussion, we will lead a brief workshop to share tips and suggestions to best prepare your application to Caldera and other artist residencies. Artists, musicians, writers, scientists, activists and all creatives are welcome!


Panelists include:

Sharita Towne, mixed-media artist
Mic Crenshaw, hip hop artist
Michelle Fujii, performing artist
Demian DinéYazhi’, mixed-media artist
Daniela del Mar, letterpress printer and bookbinder


Appetizers and drinks provided. Before the panel and workshop, we’ll have a mixer with music provided by LaPaushi.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Luann Algoso at writtenbyluann@gmail.com or Patricia Vazquez at patricia.vazqg@gmail.com.


This event is supported by a Community Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation.


January Open Studios

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018


Public Writing Workshop with Leland Cheuk

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018

Defying Expectations: Bringing the Funny to Fiction with Leland Cheuk.

Saturday, January 20, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.

Now more than ever, readers need a laugh. At its core, comedy is an art of defying expectations, and all writers, whether you’re interested in writing comedy or not, benefit from defying expectations. This course will deconstruct funny scenes and passages in recent fiction and use these examples as guides to help you bring the funny to your work and defy the expectations of your readers. 

This workshop is free and open to the public. Register via www.deschuteslibrary.org/calendar
Presented in partnership with Deschutes Public Library.


Leland Cheuk, a MacDowell Colony fellow, authored The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong (CCLaP, 2015), a novel, and Letters from Dinosaurs (Thought Catalog, 2016), stories. His work has been covered in VICE, The Millions, and The Rumpus, and appears or is forthcoming in Salon, Catapult, Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Leland teaching fiction workshops at  the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute and the New York Writers Coalition. He lives in Brooklyn.

You can also hear from Leland and the other January AiR at our public Open Studios event on January 27. Click here for more info.