Columbia Center for the Arts offers innovative programs in the literary arts ranging from Plein Air Writing to the summertime Writers In Residence program to storytelling workshops to readings with local authors.
Writing Up the Gorge
In 2017, we will host Writing Up the Gorge from September 17-23 at six Gorge wineries. Writers will be encouraged to write outdoors or indoors at their tasting rooms and to let the delectable sensory experience fuel their creative energy. The writers will participate in a public reading on September 23 and selected works will be displayed in our October Exhibition with opening reception in the Gallery on October 6.
A Thousand Words: Visual Artists’ Responses to Literary Works
If you’re a writer, author, poet, storyteller, journalist, or dream of making it big in the literary world, you should check out our October 2017 Gallery Exhibition, A Thousand Words. We welcome visual artists of all mediums to provide their creative responses to literary works and encourage you to consider partnering with your favorite creative soul!
Join storytellers Howard Bulick and Leigh Hancock for a three-week Story-to-Stage workshop aimed at helping you identify, develop, refine and perform a significant personal narrative. No experience necessary but come prepared to brainstorm, explore, collaborate and present your performance at an evening show on the CCA stage.
Hood River StorySlam
Join us for Hood River’s first ever StorySlam! Experience an evening of short personal narratives told with flair and passion. Be brave and put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your own personal story on stage. We will draw up to 10 names from the hat and have local judges casting their votes.
Enjoy our past Plein Air & Writing Up the Gorge literary anthologies here.