Andrea Hollander

Recent and Forthcoming Readings, Seminars, and Workshops


The Poetry Repair Shop:

    Begun in 2016 and taught jointly by Andrea Hollander and John Brehm, this hands-on fix-it workshop is designed for a limit of eight poets, each of whom brings a troubled poem-in-progress to the session, held in Portland, Oregon, most often on a Saturday. Each session is self-contained, runs from 9:00 a.m. till 12:30 p.m., and costs $75. This workshop fills quickly; to add your name to the list of potential participants, email Andrea here. She will let you know when the next session is scheduled.

The Ambassador Writing Seminars:

    Begun in 2017, these 8-, 10-, or 12-week series of writing seminars in poetry or the personal essay are held weekly for 3 hours per session and take place in Andrea’s home. The seminars focus on craft concepts or techniques and are limited to six participants per series. If you live in the Portland, Oregon, area and are interested in being on the email list of notification of future series, please contact Andrea here.





Tuesday, October 16 (7 p.m.)

    Windfall celebrates its Fall 2018 issue with brief readings by several of the issue’s contributors, including Andrea Hollander. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, contact Bill Siverly here.

Thursdays, October 25 - December 20 (10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

    The focus of this 8-week series of Ambassador Writing Seminars is an intensive in poetry to be held in the Portland, Oregon, home of Andrea Hollander. Different from a workshop, the seminar is a deep exploration and discussion of concepts and techniques that through thorough examination can benefit creative writing. Each week participants explore a single concept or technique through masterful examples provided in the poems of others with the aim of improving their own work.

    The seminar is limited to six participants and costs $395 (includes all handouts). For more information, email Andrea here. This seminar is now FULL, but the WAITING LIST is open.

Monday, October 29 (7 - 9 p.m.)

    Conversations with Writers features Andrea Hollander in conversation. Community Hall, Reedville Presbyterian Church, 2785 SW 209th Avenue, Aloha, Oregon. Free and open to the public. For information, click here.


Wednesday, November 8 (7 p.m.)

    Andrea will read with Barbara Drake, each celebrating her new poetry collection at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, call the store: (503) 284-1726.

Saturday, November 10 (Time to be determined)

    Andrea Hollander will give a “pop-up” reading at the Portland Art Museum, The Park Blocks, Portland, Oregon, as part of this year’s annual Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock). You must purchase a ticket to the festival (only $15 for the whole day) in order to attend Andrea’s reading. For information, click here.

Sunday, November 18 (3:00 p.m.)

    Peregrine Literary Series presents a free reading by Andrea Hollander at Stickmen Brewing Company, 40 N. State Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon. For more information, contact Joan Maiers here.


Wednesday, December 12 (7 - 8:15 p.m.)

   Milwaukie Poetry Series features Andrea Hollander reading from her 5th full-length poetry collection, Blue Mistaken for Sky. Ledding Library’s Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison Stree, Milwaukie, Oregon. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Hogan here.

MARCH 2019

Tuesday, March 4 (time to be determined)

    Portland State University Creative Writing Program presents a reading by Andrea Hollander and Suzanne Matson. Portland State Univeristy, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room To Be Announced, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, contact John Beer here.

April 2019

Saturday, April 20 (7:00 p.m.)

    WordTemple Reading Series presents Andrea Hollander and Susan Terris reading from their most recent full-length books. Readings are free and are held at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, California. For more information, contact Greg Randell here.

August 2019

Check again soon for date and time.

    The Last Bookstore Reading Series presents Andrea Hollander and Francesca Wikum Bell reading from their most recent full-length books.

The Last Bookstore, 453 S Spring St, Los Angeles, California 90013. For information contact the store through its website: http://lastbookstorela.com.

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