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Bill Johnson Play Performed in Dubai

Bill Johnson’s play Heavenly Birth Insurance will be presented by Emotive Artz at Short + Sweet Dubai, Feb 21st & 22nd, 2020 at 7:30pm. At the Junction on AlSerkal Avenue. Directed by Nikhil Mittal. Find out more.

Write 30 poems in 30 days: online class in April

The Write a Poem a Day Adventure from author Sage Cohen invites you to write 30 poems in 30 days during National Poetry Writing Month! Get fresh tips, inspiration, and insight April 1-30 Experiment with language, image, sound, voice, and narrative Read 30+ poems that become launchpads for your own Explore practices that help you…

Published: Building Community by Neal Lemery

Building Community: Rural Voices for Hope and Change: An Oregon Perspective. How are rural American communities working to build a better world? These are the stories of building a stronger rural America. These are the stories of a resurgence in diverse talents and work in progress to improve community services, relationships, and to further collective…

Kelly Garrett’s Grounds for Murder acquired by Kensington Books

Kelly Garrett’s Grounds for Murder was sold as part of a three-book deal to John Scognamiglio at Kensington Books, by Joshua Bilmes at JABberwocky Literary Agency (world English). In this, the first in the Ground Rules series, a young woman’s budding coffee cart business in a gentrifying Portland neighborhood is threatened when one of her…

Long-time Board Leader Featured in New Anthology

Herbert W. Piekow, who served on the board of Willamette Writers for many years, is among the contributors to the newly released anthology of personal essays and poetry exploring contemporary funeral and mourning rituals and practices, What Remains: The Many Ways We Say Goodbye. Piekow, who now lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, notes that he began his…

Writers Crucible Workshop and Class with Philip Kenney

At The Attic Institute, with Philip Kenney, author of The Writers Crucible: on Emotion, Being and Creativity. Workshop: Coming through The Crucible: Using poetry to illuminate our way. Saturday, January 18 from 12-5. Even the most successful writers are subject to troubling insecurity, episodes of self-doubt and the persistent narrative that insists, “I am not…

“A Ghost in the Machine” featured in DUST: Horizons podcast

Ed Bartlett’s short story, “A Ghost in the Machine” has been released on the DUST: Horizons podcast. A short story that spawned a novella, which then gave birth to a sequel (in progress), “A Ghost in the Machine” is the tale of Allie, the first ever Artificial Intelligence. But is Humanity ready for what she…

The Inn at Argenteuil

In December, 1922, the theft of Ernest Hemingway’s unpublished works from a railway carriage in Paris affects the lives of three men and a woman during the next four decades. War, love, natural disaster, lost treasures, and chance twist their fates along unexpected paths. From Europe to French Polynesia, their fortunes rise and fall, but…

Shaun Radecki Awarded Fellowship from Bigfoot Script Challenge

FilmLab alum, Shaun Radecki, was awarded the Digital Fellowship with DreamWorks Animation and the Seattle Seahawks from the Bigfoot Script Challenge for his animated short script, SQUISHED. Shaun is extremely thankful for such an exciting opportunity from the wonderful and creative teams at Bigfoot and the Seattle Film Summit. Find out more.