Kate Ristau

Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading Summer 2016

Read your work aloud at our quarterly reading

WWotR (Willamette Writers on the River) is the Corvallis Chapter of Willamette Writers, the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the United States. You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud at Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading! Monday, June 20, 2016 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian…

Running a Critique Group the 9Bridges Way with Vargus Pike, 9Bridges Chairman

Monday, February 15, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:15) At the First Presbyterian Church, Corvallis, OR Dennis Hall (enter the main door on 9th and turn left) 114 SW 8th Street Corvallis, OR You’ve been asking about critique groups, and we listened.Vargus Pike will give a short presentation explaining the 9Bridges Critique Group method to be…

Jump Starting Narrative: Plot in Fiction

Presented by Ian Sacks and Gretchen Schrafft Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:30–8:30 PM (doors open at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church (corner of 9th St. & Monroe) Dennis Hall (enter the main door on 9th and turn left) 114 SW 8th Street Corvallis, OR Many of us have stories we’ve been dying to tell, but aren’t…

Our December Quarterly Reading

Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, December 21, 2015 6:30-8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis, Oregon   Reading your work (be it poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction) in front of others is an important aspect of the writing life. And at the…

Writing and the Agitation of Memory with Alison Clement

Monday, November 16, 2015 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church 114 SW 8th Street (enter Dennis Hall off the 9th Street parking lot behind the church) Corvallis, Oregon Writer Alison Clement, WWotR’s November guest speaker, first wants to remind us of a couple of definition for the word “agitate”: 1) to move…