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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…

The Family Stone

Before the supermarket boom, there were corner markets that predominated neighborhoods where most people did their grocery shopping. These corner markets sold all of your food staples and much, much more. They were convenient, hospitable, and served as a neighborhood junction for the exchange of ideas, beliefs and gossip in much the same way as…

Finding the Source: Research Strategies for Historical and Literary Fiction

“Finding the Source: Research Strategies for Historical and Literary Fiction” with Jennifer Springsteen, Kim Taylor Blakemore, and Joe Springsteen Sunday, June 10 from 3pm to 5pm at TaborSpace’s Muir Hall Research creates authenticity in your manuscript. It insures your heroine doesn’t go riding down the cobblestone streets when the streets in that part of the city were…

Member News: Shaun Radecki Wins Award

Willamette Writers member and FilmLab alum, Shaun Radecki, won Best Genre Short in the Academy Award-qualifying Nashville Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition for his short screenplay Sergio: A Scorpion’s Tale.