Orit Ofri

Orit Ofri helps small businesses, professionals, and writers get started with their online presence and discover the strategy that fits them, their audience, and their market. She’s an award winning business writer who also writes middle-grade humor. Orit creates the programs for the Salem and Corvallis Chapters. She also manages the websites and Facebook pages for these chapters. Visit www.OritOfri.com for more.

FYI: Message from OSU’s Visiting Writers Series – VENUE CHANGE: Gary Young reads poetry February 7, 7:30 p.m., the Arts Center

Due to the closure of the OSU campus, Gary Young will read poetry at the Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis. Gary Young has authored seven volumes of poetry. His most recent collection, Even So: New and Selected Poems (2012) comprises previously published poems and two sequences of new work. Young’s honors include grants from…

Setting Up Google Authorship

Here are some details on setting up Google Authorship as requested at our  last meeting with speaker, Jason Brick. Please visit the following page for straight forward instructions on how to set up your Google Authorship: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1408986. Some points (all stated on that page): You will need a Google+ profile with a good picture. If…

Handout from C. Lill Ahrens’ talk (October, 2013)

In October 2013 C. Lill Ahrens presented a workshop titled: “Creating a Movie in the Reader’s Mind – Self-editing for Prose Writers.” If you’re interested in the info from the handout of that meeting please visit Lill’s website: Click here for the Checklist for Chronology. Click here for the Checklist for Story Information. In addition,…

Member Announcements Shared at the November Meeting

Here are a couple of member announcements: Rachel Barton (who was also our July speaker) is offering the Poetry Workshop as a non-credit class at the Benton Center. The class will run from 1:-2:50, (BC-121), Thursdays, for ten weeks, beginning on January 9th. Class size limited. Check your Linn-Benton Community College catalog or email: bcinfo@linnbenton.edu…

Member Announcement Shared at the August Meeting

The following was shared at the August meeting: Writers on the River member, John Byrne, had a play – SAINT BRENDAN’S LAST VOYAGE – performed by the Silver Springs Stage (Maryland) as part of its annual one act festival (900 or so entries, 13 selected) on August 22 – 25. John has another play ANGEL…

FYI – Wild In The Willamette Inviting Submissions (Due SEP 15)

Lorraine Anderson, managing editor of Wild In The Willamette, would like to share the following with WotR members: WILD IN THE WILLAMETTE is a guidebook to natural areas in the mid-Willamette Valley; the book will be published by OSU Press in 2015. It aims to be both field guide and literary compendium, meant for everyone wanting to…

Member Announcement Shared at the July Meeting

The following was shared at the July meeting: Cristina White has a new poem titled “Directive” published in the 2013 Summer Edition of VoiceCatcher: http://voicecatcherjournal.org/. Her creative nonfiction piece, HERO, will appear in the 2014 issue of Gold Man Review. Our next meeting is on August 19, 2013 (only a week away). The speaker will…

Writers on the River Thanks the 2012-13 Board

The July 2013 meeting was also our annual meeting where a new board was elected. As part of the announcements at the beginning of the meeting we went through the 2012-13 board achievements. Here’s the (relatively long) list: Membership survey Nonprofit status with IRS + submitted two postcards Elizabeth Eslami’s Workshop Have speakers lined till…