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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: Mystery/Thriller Group: New writer needed

A dear member of our west side group has recently moved and we are looking for one or two new members. We meet 1-2 times per month. Sometimes we exchange/critique our work: sometimes we brainstorm ideas re plot, characterization, tone, marketing, etc. We are both self and small (very small) press published. We take our…

Member News: Elizabeth Beechwood Publishes Story

Elizabeth Beechwood (www.elizabethbeechwood.com) is pleased to announce that her short story The Painted Ponies of Wiley Creek (http://bit.ly/2KSf0Mv) was featured by Not a Pipe Publishing (http://www.notapipepublishing.com) for their Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories series. Elizabeth earned an MFA in Popular Fiction at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and has been featured in…

Member News: Franklin Posner releases second novel!

WW Member Franklin Posner has just released his second novel, SUBURBAN VAMPIRE RAGNAROK. This novel is the sequel to his 2017 release, SUBURBAN VAMPIRE: A TALE OF THE HUMAN CONDITION – WITH VAMPIRES.  In this installation of the SUBURBAN VAMPIRE series, office worker and ordinary guy Scott Campbell is probably the last person you’d suspect…

Member News: Feminist Bicycle Book Celebration

Help us celebrate the release of Bikes Not Rockets and True Trans Bike Rebel on November 6! Bikes Not Rockets (https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/8527) is an anthology of feminist bicycling science fiction, the fifth volume of the Bikes in Space Series. True Trans Bike Rebel (https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/9712) is a collection of essays from trans and nonbinary cyclists from around…

Member News: Buzz Bernard’s Book “Cascadia” Wins Award

CASCADIA has won the 2018 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award in the suspense/thriller category. This makes novelist H. W. “Buzz” Bernard a three-time “Eppie” winner.  His previous two awards were for PLAGUE and SUPERCELL. CASCADIA is set against the the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone and takes place largely in Manzanita, Oregon. Buzz…

Julie Whipple Book Signing at Powells

Julie Whipple will be reading and signing copies of her new book, Crash Course Join Julie Whipple at Powell’s downtown flagship store on West Burnside on Monday, August 20 at 7:30 (http://www.powells.com/book/-9780692070406#product_details) and award-winning audiobook narrator Heather Henderson for a special performance of excerpts from the book. Long-time Portland residents vividly recall the crash of…

Heidi Connolly hosting workshop: Writing With Your Authentic Voice

This unique workshop focuses on how to speak your truth specifically through the written word. Through one-on-one and group coaching and compelling tools and techniques, applicable not only to the process of writing and editing but to the living of life itself, you will access and explore the raw, authentic voice that is yours alone. REGISTER…

Member News: Ruth Q Leibowitz hosts retreat

Masks in the Attic: A half-day urban writing and mask-play retreat Come play and write together on Saturday, August 11 from 1 to 5. We will have at our disposal some powerful, funny, scary, quirky, and beautiful masks for you to choose and try on — in the attic. Each of us will take turns…

Eric Witchey Wins Award

New Fantasy Genre—the Afterlife Fantasy—Is Born 2018 IPPY Book Awards Silver Medal – Fantasy Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Winner – Visionary Fiction Finalist – Fantasy Fiction Finalist – Cross-Genre Fiction Finalist – Best New Fiction In her quest for respect, a young grim reaper consumed with pride ventures beyond the boundaries of human-based dogma to…