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Portland YWW: Killing Off a Character with Kim Kasch

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

February may be the month of love, but it may also be the month to cut ties with your character – permanently. Kim Kasch will join the Young Willamette Writers to discuss the why’s, do’s and don’ts, and how-to’s of bringing about the demise of a character, maybe even one you’ve come to care about. Kim said this about saying goodbye to those well-loved people you’ve created:

“Goodbye,” is the hardest word in the English language, at least it is when you love someone. We hate losing a family member or friend and—yes—even our favorite characters in our books leave an empty void when they are lost forever.

For avid readers, it can be depressing to reach the end of a story, and it is way worse to actually close the cover and walk away. But, when our leading ladies and good-guy protagonists breathe their last breath, it can truly feel like losing a loved one.

Kim plans to lead the group on an exploration of how some of our favorite books could survive minus a favorite character.

Kim Kasch is the author of several middle-grade, and YA books. Here, she tells us a bit about herself:

“I never had to sleep underneath the stairs but it came close because I grew up in a family with 9 kids, plus grandma lived with us too. Not surprising that I have a few stories to tell, especially since we only had 1 t.v. so I spent my days reading and, later, trying to create another world where I could escape all those brothers and sisters-and grandma-by writing. Maybe that’s why I love books so much.

I hope you’ll stop by my blog, send me a tweet, or check out my Facebook page. Thanks for listening and, hopefully, reading ;D

Join me on Twitter or stop by and see what I’m pinning on  Pinterest and, if you read Irma the Inventor and have a question or simply want to share a comment, please feel free to send me an email. I love connecting with readers.”

You can also find Kim here:  Goodreads, Amazon Author Page, Facebook,  Website

Her books are:

Irma the Inventor and the Vampire Spiders

The Cats of Cullaby Creek

Demon’s Ink

Morgaine Le Fay and the Vikings

Join us February 6! We meet from 7-8pm at the Old Church in downtown Portland at 11th and Clay. There is no cost or advance registration, just have a parent sign you in. Hope to see you there – and bring a friend!


February 6, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 222-2031