CANCELLED: Portraits of Our Mentors
with Margot Kahn
Saturdays Sept. 26 & Oct. 3 from 4-6pm
Think about a mentor who made a great impact on your life. What made/makes them tick? A profile – or portrait – drills down into the essence of character. In this two-hour skillshop with Margot Kahn, we’ll take a look at a classic New Yorker Magazine profile and then try our hand at writing our own portrait of a character – a friend, family member, or someone who’s made an impact on our life. Your portrait might be part of a larger work of journalism, memoir or biography, or it may stand on its own. At the second session, we'll share our portraits and you'll walk away with a bound publication of everyone's mentor profiles. $21 for both sessions.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Margot Kahn’s first book, Horses That Buck, won the High Plains Book Award and was a finalist for the WWA Spur Award and the Zonta Woman Writers Award. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in Tablet Magazine, YOU: An Anthology Devoted to the Second Person, Night Lights: Stories and Essays by 22 Northwest Authors, What to Read in the Rain, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Mare Nostrum, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, pindeldyboz.com, Publishers Weekly, and other places. A graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program, she’s the recipient of a Hertog Fellowship, the Walter Rumsey Marvin Award, a CityArtist award from the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, and a grant from 4Culture. She has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Jack Straw Writers Program.