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Hybrid Hillsboro: Incorporating Your Cultural Roots into Your Writing

April 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents


Incorporating Your Cultural Roots into Your Writing with Katherine Quevedo

We each have cultural influences we bring to our writing, whether consciously or not. By tapping into these facets with intentionality, you can make your writing more personal and creative. We will talk about generating fresh ideas, subverting expectations, and avoiding getting pigeonholed. We will touch on inclusive ways to look at cultures, such as subcultures and microcultures, and mix your influences. Come ready to delve into how your cultural roots can help your work stand out from the pack and resonate with readers in a whole new way.

We meet at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library and online on April 11, 2023. Doors open at 6 pm. The meeting is 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a hybrid meeting so if you’d like to join us via Zoom, please read Zoom Details below and then register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcO2qqj0oE9wh2aOX-ZPVeFO8oO0uk5x5

About Katherine Quevedo


Katherine Quevedo was born and raised near Portland, Oregon, where she works as an analyst and lives with her husband and two sons. Her speculative fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Asimov’s, Nightmare Magazine, Fireside Magazine, Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. III and IV, Factor Four Magazine, Apparition Literary Magazine, LatineLit, and elsewhere. Her writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Rhysling Award, and her debut mini-chapbook, The Inca Weaver’s Tales, is forthcoming from Sword & Kettle Press. Find her at www.katherinequevedo.com.



About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests 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 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.


MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, register for the meeting in the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.



April 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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