Show:Tell, The Workshop for Teen Writers & Artists

Show:Tell is a six-day seminar where middle and high school students (ages 13-18) receive college-level instruction in creative writing and visual arts.

About the Program

Show:Tell is a program designed for middle and high school (ages 13-18) writers and artists. Modeled after a low-residency MFA program and a summer camp, Show:Tell provides a generative and serious learning environment for young artists who want to hone their craft, experiment with new forms, create an artistic community, and have a lot of fun along the way. Show:Tell is hosted by the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) and sponsored by Marylhurst University’s English, Literature & Writing Department and Artists’ Milepost.

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Session Information

July 17 to July 22, 2017

Students meet Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop consists of introductory and advanced seminars in prose, poetry, comic arts, screen printing, letterpress and book arts. Seminar-style classes are taught by working, professional writers and visual artists.


Applications are accepted beginning in October 2017. Students are encouraged to apply early as the workshop fills rapidly. Applications received by June 1, 2017 are given preference. You may register online or by mail. To register online, click here. To register by mail, please download and fill out this PDF and mail it to the address listed on the application. 


A limited number of partial and full, need-based scholarships are available. To apply, check the scholarship box on the registration and enclose a one or two paragraph explanation of financial need. The deadline for scholarship applications is June 1, 2017.

Dates & Tuition        

Workshop:                              $480

Scholarship Deadline:         June 1, 2017
Registration Due By:            July 3, 2016                      


This year, Show:Tell will be housed at Milepost Five, a community developed by the nonprofit organization Artists’ Milepost for artists of all disciplines in the Montavilla neighborhood. Show:Tell will be housed in the Chapel, Artist’s Cafe, and courtyard section of Milepost 5’s two acre campus. The space will be converted for the week to include several classrooms, a stage for readings, and an outdoor space.

Milepost 5:

850 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

Directions to Milepost 5


Milepost 5 is located 3 blocks south of the NE 82nd Max Station. You can take the blue, green or red MAX line trains to get to the campus. For walking directions from the MAX station to Milepost 5, CLICK HERE.

By Bus:

You can also take the the #19, #22, #72, or #77 busses to get to Milepost 5. For directions and bus schedules, CLICK HERE.

By Car:

Milepost 5 is accessible by I-84, NE Halsey, NE Glisan, NE 82nd Avenue, and SE Washington/Stark Streets. For detailed driving directions, CLICK HERE.



IPRC Phone: 503.827.0249

For more information about Show:Tell contact Emily Schikora and Haji Quinn at


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