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Member News: Call for Local Authors & Illustrators

If you are a local author or illustrator interested in securing a table for an Icelandic-themed book fair, check out PDX Jolabokaflod! Applications accepted until November 15, 2018. After an expansion of venue, we’ve got a bit more room for a few more vendors! Please visit page and send your name, book details, contact info,…

Member News: Critique Group Members Invited

Central Portland Critique Group Opportunity: Our Literary Fiction Critique Group seeks 2-3 additional members. We meet monthly; day/time floats according to a best time for all of us, but generally meet mid-week, early evening, take turns hosting in each others’ homes. Prefer members live within 3-4 miles of Downtown Portland. We are serious about writing…

Member News: Call For Submissions-Majestic Eight Ten-Minute Play Festival

The Majestic Playwright’s Lab is now accepting submissions for its second statewide 10-Minute Play Competition: THE MAJESTIC EIGHT. Submission Start Date: November 1, 2018 Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018 No submissions will be accepted before November 1, 2018. Open only to Oregon residents and students registered at Oregon colleges and universities. Only the first 100…

Member News: Reading at Annie Bloom’s

Annie Bloom’s welcomes local feminist horror author Gretchen Van Lente to read from her story collection, She-Thing and Other Righteous Tales. Wear your Halloween costume to the reading! She-Thing offers fanciful storytelling proof that there is justice for every slight you ever endured, in an assortment of stories set in the parallel universe that resides within and…

Member News: Novel Release

I am excited to announce the release of my novel, Lily’s Home Front, (Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC) on October 4. The story takes place during World War II and is about a young woman welder on Liberty Ships in Kaiser’s Portland shipyard. About Lily’s Home Front: During World War II, Lily Gordon, a twenty-year-old welder…

Member News: The book launch of “Dangerous Medicine”

Here ends this engaging gay love story, which begins in 1923 Portland when Dr. Carl Holman meets jazz musician Jimmy Harper in Acquaintance, Book 1. As a young surgeon, Carl Holman experienced the horrors of World War I and the loss of his lover, a fellow officer. Back home after the war, he befriends an…

Member News: Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15) please consider these titles by award-winning writer Patricia Santos Marcantonio featuring Hispanic stories, culture and characters. VERDICT IN THE DESERT – Murder and prejudice in an Arizona town. RED RIDIN’ IN THE HOOD – Familiar fairy tales retold with Latino flavor. An award-winner. THE WEEPING WOMAN…

Member News: Patricia L. Brooks Pens Third Memoir

Sick as My Secrets, the third memoir, of award-winning author Patricia L. Brooks, is a powerful, compassionate, moving memoir told by a strong and honest woman who overcame a desperate need for alcohol to handle stress in her young life. Patricia, immensely proud of her thirty-five years of sobriety, openly and lovingly reveals her compelling…

Member News: Mary Andonian & David Poulshock launch ISA Third Thursdays

Mary Andonian & David Poulshock launch ISA Third Thursdays Members Mary and David are launching the local chapter of the International Screenwriters Association(ISA). It’s a monthly mixer for screenwriters on Third Thursdays, where you can mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win door prizes — including a free Willamette Writer’s…