Christopher Luna’s Creative Writing Classes for Winter 2016


Christopher_Luna_Free_Poetry_Workshop_WSUV_Writing_Center by Louise Wynn

Are you looking for inspiration? Would you like to write new poetry in a safe, supportive environment while also making connections with others in the local literary community? Then please consider registering for one of Clark County Poet Laureate  and Printed Matter Vancouver co-founder Christopher Luna’s upcoming creative writing classes:

Clark College

Poetry Matters: Writing Poetry
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Beginners and experienced writers alike will generate new works and discuss the poet’s role in the community. Read, listen to, and write poetry together in a supportive class focused on providing gentle, constructive feedback. Discuss how to construct a manuscript and ready it for publication. Writers of all experience levels are welcome. Bring paper & pen or laptop. Age 16+.

Class Information
Item Number: G028
Date: 01/04 – 02/29 M
Location: CCE 217
Time: 06:00pm – 08:30pm
Fee: $139.00
Instructor: Christopher Luna

No class on 1/18/2016

Multnomah Arts Center


Register for many activities at
Portland Parks & Recreation

Literary Arts Workshops for Adults & teens

Poetry Writing
Poetry as a means of expression, exploration, and experience is available to everyone. Write poetry in response to prompts and read a variety of published poems that you can use as inspiration. Read and respond to one another’s work in this supportive setting, paying close attention to revision.

Jan 11, 2016 to Mar 14, 2016
Each Monday 10am to 12:30pm

MAC Room 8


Monday, Jan 18, 2016
Monday, Feb 15, 2016

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Original cover art for Ghost Town Poetry by Christopher Luna

Poetry Collage Workshop (1044221)
Poets and artists have always used allusion and reference to create something new. Explore strategies for assembling borrowed words and images into art and poetry. Create visual collages that incorporate text, or poems that include visual aids. Bring in art material and/or text that you would like to use and lunch. Scissors, glue, and paper to collage on will be provided.

Ages 18 & up
Feb 20, 2016
Saturday 10am to 4pm
MAC Room 7

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring David Nelson and Nathan Tompkins January 14, 2016

Ghost Town Poetry Flyer January 14 2016


Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna


7 pm

Thursday, January 14 2016

Angst Gallery

1015 Main Street

Vancouver, WA 98660


Food and libation provided by

Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street



 Featuring David Nelson and Nathan Tompkins

David Nelson is a name accurately applied to the person who wrote this. You may or may not know him. To date his poetry has never appeared in any major publication, except the Mormon magazine Sunstone, to which his mother submitted a poem of his without his knowledge in 1998. He enjoys writing and other things. He will be reading from his new chapbook come/down. For more info visit:

Nathan head shot

Nathan Tompkins was forced upon this unsuspecting world in a small town hospital in North Idaho. There he spent his early years, until they kicked him out for his unruly behavior. So he went on to terrorize the West Coast. In order to keep his mischievous imagination occupied, his mother taught him to read, and gave to him a love of the written word, including poetry. By age nine, she had introduced him to Noyes, Poe, Frost, Coleridge, Dickinson, and many others. In his freshman year of high school, he began writing poetry…from then on he was screwed. Since then, he has gone on to empty venues throughout Oregon and Washington. His writings have been featured in many publications including NonBinary Review, Yellow Chair Review, and Crab Fat Magazine. He is the author of four chapbooks: Junk Mail of the Heart, The Dog Stops Here, A Song of Chaos, and Lullabies to a Whiskey Bottle.