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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In December, 1922, the theft of Ernest Hemingway’s unpublished works from a railway carriage in Paris affects the lives of three men and a woman during the next four decades.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.

SE PDX Writing Group Seeking Member(s)

Inner SE Portland writing group seeking new member(s). This group has been together for several years and we are dedicated to improving our writing. Most members are in process on freshman novels and we hope to add focused individuals willing to offer/accept constructive criticism, as well as give/receive on-going support. Currently we meet every other…

New Release: Things Too Big to Name

Intense Story-telling Studded with Surprises Fuze announces its latest release, a literary thriller by Molly Best Tinsley! Things Too Big to Name plunges into the mind of Professor Margaret Torrens when her planned rural retirement unravels and she’s forced to confront the life choices she’s made since the death of her musician husband years before.…

Calling All Creatives! Submit Writing, Art, Photography

The Corvallis Advocate invites anyone and everyone residing in Linn or Benton county to submit art, creative writing, photography, and other creative material for a chance to be featured in our upcoming Literati issue. Fiction, poetry, drawings, illustrations, mixed media art… anything’s welcome, and submissions are open to all ages. Find out more.