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Hybrid Portland: Character and Landscape with Rachel King

March 7, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Willamette Writers Portland Presents

Character and Landscape with Rachel King

Event starts at 7PM. Doors open at 6:45PM.

Join us Tuesday, March 7th at 1336 NW Flanders at 7:00 pm to hear Rachel King discuss how landscape and character are inseparable and intertwined in her novel People Along the Sand and her linked short story collection Bratwurst Haven. She will compare and contrast her approach to creating character and landscape with Barry Lopez’s in his short story collection Winter Count and Colm Tóibín’s in his second novel The Heather Blazing. She will also discuss how to create characters who have been formed from and reflect their landscapes, and the differences in creating characters in linked short story collections versus in novels. This is a Hybrid meeting – please register for Zoom after reading Zoom Details below.

ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-isrjIuH9MoIFvr-S30-CWupYZhDLWT

About Rachel King

Rachel King is the author of the novel People Along the Sand, the linked short story collection Bratwurst Haven, and the poetry chapbooks Between Work and Light and City Walks. Her short stories have appeared in One Story, North American Review, Green Mountains Review, Northwest Review, and elsewhere. She lives in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, where she currently works as an editor at a nursing nonprofit.

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.



March 7, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Willamette Writers Portland
(503) 305-6729
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