Summer Craft Intensive: Emilly Prado


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Memoirist as Time Traveler with Emilly Prado
Saturday and Sunday
September 9 and 10
11 AM  – 2 PM PST / 2 – 5 PM EST

The memoir has been referred to as a form of time travel in which we join a narrator in traversing time, interweaving the past and present. In this two-day craft intensive, we’ll analyze time through multiple lenses—techniques for passing time at different speeds, structuring time across a memoir, the point of telling, and, perhaps most importantly, strategies for taking care of yourself as a memoirist slipping back and in between time. We’ll read work from writers such as Brian Broome, Carmen Maria Machado, Jane Allison, Melissa Febos, and Sven Birkerts, and have plenty of opportunity for generative exercises and discussion in between.


The scholarships for this intensive have already been awarded.

BIO: EmillyPrado is an award-winning author and journalist, educator, and DJ living in Portland, Oregon. Her debut essay collection, Funeral for Flaca, was a winner of a 2022 Pacific Northwest Book Award and a 2021 bronze winner of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in Essays, amongst other honors. Her multimedia journalism and essays have appeared in 30+ publications including NPR, Marie Claire, and Eater. She has earned fellowships including a 2023 Sewanee Writers Conference nonfiction fellowship, a 2018 Emerging Journalists, Community Stories fellowship (awarded in partnership with Oregon Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Pulitzer Prizes), and a Blackburn Fellowship from Randolph College where she received her MFA. Emilly has worked with students of all ages in settings such as public high schools, universities, youth correctional facilities, and literary organizations including Tin House, Lighthouse, Corporeal Writing, Literary Arts, and the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She teaches creative writing at the Pacific Northwest College of Arts’ MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Critical Studies. Emilly moonlights as DJ Mami Miami with Noche Libre, the Latiné DJ collective she co-founded in 2017. Learn more at or on social media @emillygprado.