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Member News: Supercosmic Power through Small Presses

How much would you give to sit down with a traditionally published author and pick their brain about the ins and outs of working with a small press? How about two? Grab a notebook, a pen, and a magic lamp to harness some incredible insight from two of The Parliament House’s most successful authors: Jason…

Member News: Midnight Beach, Port Stirling Mystery Series Book 2

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Midnight Beach, Book 2 in the Port Stirling Mystery Series is available now. A brutally murdered federal agent and distrust among his close colleagues greet Port Stirling Police Chief Matt Horning as he faces down a second homicide in his new Oregon hometown. Native Oregonian Kay Jennings is back with book two in her exciting…

Member News: Nancy Lane to Present at an Annie Bloom’s Books Event

Nancy Lane will introduce her debut short story collection, Pretty Chrysanthemum and Other Stories, published by Open Books Publishing, on Monday, September 28 at 7:00 PM., during a livestream event hosted by Annie Bloom’s Books. These sixteen stories remind readers how family is at the core of human experience and how relationships, especially between parent…

Member News: Catherine A. Hamilton’s Fall Author Events

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Join Willamette Writers member and author Catherine A. Hamilton for these live and virtual events celebrating her debut novel, Victoria’s War: Book Club Event: September 21, 2020 at 6:30 Live Chat with Author Catherine A. Hamilton “Read A Little Wine A Lot” book club is hosting a discussion of the novel. Livestream Virtual Reading: September…

Member News: These Several Women – A New Poetry Collection

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Cristina White’s new book is These Several Women: Love Poems, a collection of poetry about love, desire, and memory. All those who have been in love, who have known passion and heartbreak, will find an echo of their own memories here. And if you are a woman in love with another woman, somewhere in these…

Member News: New Novel to be Published

Rod Williams new book to be published

Rogue Phoenix Press is publishing Rod Williams’ new novel, The Light Don’t Shine No More on Sept. 22, 2020. The book tells the story of the Demeter family of Greenstone, Colorado on the occasion of the matriarch’s death. Three very different sons confront their past conflicts in the emotionally charged atmosphere of their mother’s memorial…

Member News: Blog posts published on two Mario Vargas Llosa novels

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Ivonne Saed published blog posts about Death in the Andes and The Storyteller — two novels by acclaimed Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa. The latter is part allegory of Dionysus and Ariadne, part historical/political fiction about Shining Path influence on the Peruvian Andes. The latter is also part allegory and part pseudo-autobiographical/ historical fiction…

Member News: Storm Beat Virtual Launch Party

Launch: Storm Beat Lori Tobias

Oregon State University and the Hoffman Center for the Arts present the virtual launch of Lori Tobias’ Storm Beat – A Journalist Reports from the Oregon Coast with Dave Dillon interviewing Tobias on Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. Register here. Journalist Lori Tobias arrived on the Oregon coast in 2000. After freelancing from Newport for…

Member News: First Book Published

Christina Reagle’s Life at Fifty Below Zero: An Alaskan Memoir on Teaching and Learning is a memoir about one woman’s Alaskan journey, beginning in 1972 as she accompanied her husband to teach in a small rural village. The transition from the job interview in a San Francisco hotel room—” Do you know what a honey…

Member News: Kay Snow Award Winner’s First Creative Publication!

Barb Lachenbruch’s essay, “The Physics of Connection and Solitude,” was published in High Country News online and will be in the September print edition. “There is no law of physics to explain the transfer of emotions, no equation to describe the difference between what I send and what my father receives. I need that equation…