Full metal workshop

Literary magazine 'Tin House,' based in Portland and New York City, offers a weeklong writing workshop in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and editing. Prominent writers, editors and agents including Helen Schulman, Whitney Otto and Charles D'Ambrosio will lead seminars and panels. Evening readings will be held by Dorothy Allison, Denis Johnson, Rick Moody, Lorrie Moore and Todd Haynes. The program is designed to accommodate both out-of-town students interested in a full-day program and those who simply want to attend a single workshop or reading.

The event is July 12 through July 19 at Reed College. The application deadline is May 15. Call 503-219-0622 or access for more information and application guidelines.

A walk in the park

Gary Ferguson shares a memoir about his 100-mile hike in Yellowstone National Park. 'Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of Yellowstone' is Ferguson's detailed account of his three-month odyssey to reach Hawks Rest. He details the hikers, hunters and biologists he meets and the wildlife that occupies the largest intact ecosystem in the temperate world.

Ferguson reads at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Head of the class

Marsha Serling Goldberg presents her collection of true stories about educators, 'Teachers With Class.' Contributors James Earl Jones, Walter Cronkite and Cindy Crawford, among many others, share recollections about teachers who made a difference in their lives.

Goldberg appears at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Barnes & Noble, 1317 Lloyd Center.

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