Creation Island is a generative writing salon hosted in Portland, Oregon. Why island? Do you know how islands are formed?? They bubble up from the magma or snap off from other land masses, and they have their own ecosystems and their own rules. We’ve been forming islands for years. We're all about eruptions and watching the lava flow. We make space for you to write HELP and other messages on the shore, then kick down sandcastles and build new ones. Also, we believe deeply in not being an asshole, to yourself or others.
So don’t be shy. Come form islands. You’re obsidian, baby.
Nathan Wade Carter (he/him) is a queer, grey-a, non-binary poet, musician, & artist living in Portland, Oregon. His chapbook is ROYGBIV (Ursus Americanus Press 2017). His poetry can be found in Hobart, Fugue, Gramma Poetry, Poor Claudia, The Fem, & others. He is the editor and founder of SUSAN / The Journal. He writes and performs songs under the name Purrbot. Find him online at nathanwadecarter.com.
Zulema Renee Summerfield is a writer, educator, and creative coach. She is the author of Every Other Weekend, published by Little Brown and named a selection for the Barnes and Noble Discovery Award. Her short fiction has been published in a number of literary journals, including Guernica and Threepenny Review. A MacDowell Colony fellow, she lives in Portland, Oregon. More at www.zulemasummerfield.net.