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Hybrid Young Willamette Writers: Meeting with Anne Broyles

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Young Willamette Writers Presents

Meeting with Anne Broyles

Hybrid: In-person and Zoom

Place: Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005, or online on Zoom

In our June meeting, Anne Broyles joins the Young Willamette Writers from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (doors open at 10:30 am). The meeting will be hybrid: in-person at Beaverton City Library and over Zoom. High School and Middle School writers attend for free.

About Anne Broyles

For someone who spent her first 21 years in one place (Tucson, Arizona), Anne Broyles sure has moved around a lot! She left Tucson the day after graduating from the University of Arizona to backpack in Europe and the U.K. for seven months. When she returned to the U.S., Anne moved to Chicago to attend Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and lived/studied in Illinois, Iowa, Peru, Mexico, and Michigan during those four years. She also married another world traveler while doing graduate work. Anne received her Master of Divinity and was ordained as a United Methodist minister. The next move? Back across the country to pastor a church in southeast Los Angeles, where her first child was born. Five years later, Anne, her husband, and her two-year-old daughter drove 2,700 miles to spend a sabbatical year living with Quakers near Philadelphia, where child #2 made his debut. The family moved back across the nation (do you see a trend here?) to California to co-pastor a United Methodist congregation in Malibu.

For twenty years, Anne enjoyed seeing dolphins and whales, boogie boarding and
hiking. She also traveled extensively around the world. After an emergency operation saved
her life and gave her 8 days in the hospital to ponder life options, Anne retired from church
work and began to write full-time.

Then it was back across the entire United States—AGAIN!—to live on the east coast. Foxes,
groundhogs, deer, and hundreds of birds now provided entertainment and Anne kayaked
almost every day in spring and fall. In 2016, Anne and her husband moved back to the West
coast, this time to Portland, Oregon, where she enjoys hikes to waterfalls and up mountain
peaks. Anne loves the desert, the ocean, the forest, the mountains—everywhere she has lived.

Anne’s writing career began while she was still a minister with magazine articles, curriculum
for kids and youth, and numerous books on Christian spirituality. In the kid lit field, she has
published Shy Mama’s Halloween, Priscilla and the Hollyhocks, Arturo and the Navidad Birds, Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast, and I’m Gonna Paint: Ralph Fasanella, Artist of the People. More books are on their way to publication!


Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. 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 you 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! 


June 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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