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 6-, 8-, or 10-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.





Thursdays, February 14 - April 10 (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.

MARCH 2019

Monday, March 4 (6:30 p.m.)

    Portland State University Creative Writing Program presents a reading by Andrea Hollander and Suzanne Matson. Portland State Univeristy, Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 333, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. For more information, contact John Beer here.

Friday - Sunday, March 15 - 17 (Friday evening - Sunday afternoon)

    Manzanita PoetryFest features Andrea Hollander and John Brehm for a weekend of workshops and readings in the Oregon coastal town of Manzanita. For information and to register, click here.

APRIL 2019

April 20 (2:00 p.m.)

    Hollywood Branch Library, 4040 NE Tillamook St, Portland, Oregon, presents John Brehm, Paulann Petersen, and Andrea Hollander reading from The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy, edited by John Brehm. For more information, call the library at (503) 988-5123.

JULY 2019

July 30 (7:00 p.m.)

    Barnes & Noble presents Andrea Hollander and Carlos Reyes reading from their latest books. 7700 NE Fourth Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, Washington. For more information, call the store at 360-253-9007.


August 14 (7:30 p.m.)

    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.


Sunday, September 15 (4:00 p.m.)

    Andrea will read with poets Lynne Thompson and Susan Terris at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, California. For more information, contact the store at (415) 927-0960.


Friday, October 18 (7:00 p.m.)

    The Writers Place in Kansas City, Missouri, presents poets Andrea Hollander and Kevin Pilkington reading from their work. Check back later for the exact address of this reading and for more information. Or email Andrea here.

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