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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Member News: Call for Proposals

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Call for Proposals from the Oregon Poetry Association for the Fall 2019 Conference “Coming Home” September 14 and 15, 2019 Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR Submissions accepted between May 1 and June 1, 2019 For information on how to submit go to: Call for Proposals

Member News: Nancy E Dollahite, Field Notes from Sichuan

Just released by Nancy E Dollahite, Field Notes from Sichuan; Learning to be a Foreigner, will ring true with anyone who has ever lived abroad or felt like an outsider. Based on the author’s experience teaching there in the 1980s, this is one woman’s love story with rural China as it rushes toward becoming a…

Member News: Poetry Open Mic at the Beaverton Public Library!

Poetry Open Mic at the Beaverton Public Library! Free and open to the public. Beaverton Public Library Auditorium Saturday, April 13, 4:00-5:30 PM In honor of National Poetry Month, join us to share some poetry. Read your own poetry or a favorite poem by someone else. Opening the show we are pleased to welcome Dr.…

Member News: Book Launch

Tasche Laine’s Book Launch Event for her second book, CHAMELEON, is Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m., at Another Read Through (3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland). CHAMELEON is a domestic thriller about a single mom who meets an alluring psychotherapist who isn’t what he seems. Adept at manipulation, Geoffrey toys with Tara’s mind, compelling her to…

Member News: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a 2019 RITA® Award Finalist

Member Kerry Blaisdell is thrilled to announce that her debut novel DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Awards contest. To celebrate, the ebook will be on sale for $0.99 April 4-May 3, 2019! Read this award-winning novel before the sequel, WAKING THE DEAD, comes out on May…

Member News: Writing Horses

“WRITING HORSES: An exploration of the horse-human interface, writing, and the creative process Saturday, May 4 2019, 10:00 am-5:00 pm at Rocking B Farms in Ridgefield, WA (30-45 minutes from Portland, OR, 20 minutes from Vancouver, WA). Writers and horse lovers of all levels of experience are welcome! From an early age horses develop connections…

Member News: Julie Whipple Presents at McMenamins Kennedy School

Award-winning journalist and author Julie Whipple will present her book, Crash Course on April 29 at McMenamins Kennedy School History Pub Series. https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/197517-crash-course-the-portland-air-disaster-that-made-history-and-changed-history. Crash Course is the true story about the Portland crash of United Flight 173. Find out how it changed our lives, and how a three-year-old orphan named Lisa fought powerful foes to…

Member News: Valerie J. Brooks Reading at Annie Bloom’s

“Valerie J. Brooks will be celebrating her Portland launch of her femmes-noir REVENGE IN 3 PARTS with a reading and book signing on Thursday, April 25 from 7-8 at Annie Bloom’s Bookstore, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon. “REVENGE IN 3 PARTS is a swift, seductive, menacing tale of extortion and murder. Like the great…

Member News: Don’t Read This Book

DON’T READ THIS BOOK. It’s a book you should read … about a book you shouldn’t read. Vampires, werewolves, golems, necromancers, and a high speed chase through the UK and France to the catacombs under Paris, all center around a writer trying to keep her manuscript out of the wrong hands. Magdalena Wallace is the…