The Crucible: Feminist Art Weekend

Fri, December 6 – Sun, December 8 all-day


The Crucible: Feminist Art Weekend

A weekend of creative practice and feminist community, the Crucible makes space to write, read, draw, question, meditate, brainstorm, collaborate, support other women’s work, and replenish your artistic energy. Bring a project that’s already underway or start something totally new. We will offer “spark sessions” with writing prompts and discussion of creative process; there will also be dedicated time for participants to work independently. Our schedule includes communal potluck dinners and a public reading/music performance on Saturday evening. Also: naps, beach walks, sauna time, and tea by the fire.


Sophia Shalmiyev and Leni Zumas



Sophia Shalmiyev is the author of the memoir Mother Winter. She emigrated from Leningrad to United States in 1990. She lives in Portland with her two children.



Leni Zumas’s most recent novel is Red Clocks, which won the 2019 Oregon Book Award for Fiction. She directs the MFA in Creative Writing program at Portland State University.

December 6-8, 2019

Arrive 4:00 pm on Friday 12/6
Depart 11:00 am on Sunday 12/8

Limited to 20 participants.

Participants pay for their own lodging (2 nights) at a 20% discount.

There is no additional charge for Crucible events.

RSVP: or call 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm and mention that you would like the 20% discount available to CRUCIBLE participants.


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