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Online Hillsboro: Resistance and Existence Narratives with Rivera Sun

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Breathing Space: Writing Narratives Carve Out Sanctuaries of Existence & Resistance

This meeting is online only.

Join Author/Activist Rivera Sun on February 13 at 6:15PM (Zoom room opens at 6PM), online only, for a conversation about how writers carve out space for existence, creating story-based sanctuaries that can heal, liberate, and empower. From LGBTQ2S+ to afro-futurism, there are many examples of how writers are using fiction to offer breathing space to readers so they can see themselves as powerful, worthy, and beautiful. Rivera will speak about the ways her novels open up conversations about peace and justice, and also bring up many examples from speculative fiction, solarpunk or solutionary climate fiction, science fiction, and beyond.

Novels and fiction can create spaces where anything is possible. Writers have the potential to shift the margins into the center of a story. Revolutionary ideas can find the fertile ground in which to take root. The extraordinary diversity of identity and humanity can flourish magnificently and unforgettably on the page. Come explore the world of possibilities – and how they can inspire and inform your writing projects.

Zoom Link


About Rivera Sun

Rivera Sun

Rivera is an author and an activist. In 2020, her novel The Lost Heir was nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the nation’s most prestigious peace literature prize. In 2015, she conducted a 50-city, grassroots-organized speaking tour for The Dandelion Insurrection. Rivera Sun attended Bennington College on full scholarship, including a major scholarship from the Harcourt Foundation. Rivera Sun currently serves on the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War and the board of Backbone Campaign, and works with Pace e Bene’s Campaign Nonviolence with tens of thousands of people across the country and globe. www.riverasun.com

About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.


Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

Register for the meeting at the link provided above. On the day of the meeting, click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. For more Zoom support, please contact Zoom directly.

See you there!


February 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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