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“Talking” with Kate Ristau at YWW

October 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m. join Young Willamette Writers in Portland for “Talking” with Kate Ristau.

A bit of a play on words, as Kate will be talking to the Young Willamette Writers about talking…

kate-ristauAt our October 4 meeting, Kate will be our featured guest on the topic of crafting dialog. As she puts it, “We talk all the time. But when we sit down to write, the words don’t come as easy. Capturing real conversations is hard! As a group, we’ll discuss the craft of writing dialogue. We’ll work through the rules, the expectations, and the reality of writing dialogue using examples that we create. I can’t wait to talk (about talking) with you!”

Kate Ristau is an author and folklorist who writes young adult and middle grade fiction. Her Young Adult series, Shadow Girl, was just republished by Indigo Sea Press. Her new book, Clockbreakers, comes out in October. In her ideal world, magic and myth combine to create memorable stories with unforgettable characters. Until she finds that world, she’ll live in Portland, Oregon with her husband, her son, and her dog. She can be found at Kateristau.comFacebook.com/ristawesome, and @kateristau.

Young Willamette Writers meetings are free and geared for students in 5th to 10th grades. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-8 p.m. at the Old Church (SW 11th and Clay) in downtown Portland. It’s a great group of kids who love to write. No need to sign up, just show up!

We hope you’ll join us!


October 4, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 222-2031

Teresa Klepinger

Teresa Klepinger is the Portland Young Willamette Writers Program Leader. This is a group of young people, ages 13-18, who are passionate about writing and want to learn from authors about developing their craft. Teresa loves working with kids. She is the “Storylady” at the Sherwood Library and conducts creative writing workshops for students. Contact her.