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“Research and Empathy: Writing Across Cultures” with Rosanne Parry
May 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
“Research & Empathy: Writing Across Cultures”
Readers want to see their own lives on the page at least some of the time and the need for books with characters of all racial and ethnic backgrounds has never been greater. 50% of young readers are not white, a demographic shift that will soon come to adult literature as well. Yet many writers are reluctant to write outside the comforts of their home culture. This workshop will help you find both the concrete tools to research culture well and the empathy to find where your own cultural experience intersects with your characters.
About Our Speaker – Rosanne Parry
Our guest speaker, Rosanne Parry, is always searching for the perfect wind in her sailboat, the Selkie, the perfect word in her treehouse writing studio, and the perfect book for patrons at Annie Bloom’s Books. She has written four novels for young readers: The Turn of the Tide, Written in Stone, Second Fiddle and Heart of a Shepherd. She also hosts the League of Exceptional Writers, a free youth mentoring program done in conjunction with Powell’s bookstore and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.
About Willamette Writers on the River – Willamette Writers in Corvallis
Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) is the Corvallis Chapter of Willamette Writers.
We meet on the third Monday of the month except in January when we meet on the third TUESDAY (the day AFTER Martin Luther King Day)
Dennis Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis, OR 97333.
- 6:30-6:45 – Networking
- 6:45-8:15 – WWotR News and Announcements followed by the Program
- 8:15-8:30 – Networking and Speaker’s Book Sales
Meetings are free to Willamette Writers members and to full-time students 22 or younger. Guests of WWotR members pay $5; visitors pay $10. Quarterly readings (in March, June, September, and December) are free to all!