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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: Linda Atwell Book Release on September 26, 2017

Linda Atwell

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author Linda Atwell to read from her memoir, Loving Lindsey, on September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. About the Book Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey–a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities–have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a…

Member News: Johnny Scotch Book Release Celebration August 17

Books, comics, music, and more! Come celebrate the launch of “Danger in Bass Clef”, John Dover‘s debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world of Bridge City. Join John at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd, Portland from 5 PM-8 PM, Aug 17th. “Johnny Scotch never thought that when he met Cass months back, she…

Member News: My Father’s Closet by Karen McClintock just released – A Willamette Writers Conference “Pitch for the Prize” Winner

Karen McClintock’s memoir, “My Father’s Closet” was just released by Ohio State University’s Trillium press. Thirty years after her father’s death, Karen McClintock sets out to find the gay father she never really knew. As we follow the unraveling fawmily secret, we find ourselves drawn into her story as they stumble into infidelity, grieve heartbreaking losses, and remain loyal in…

Member News: Benjamin Gorman Releases SciFi Shakespeare

The Digital Storm Ben Gorman Book Cover

Benjamin Gorman’s new novel, The Digital Storm, takes William Shakespeare’s The Tempest into our near future and places it on a virtual island populated by artificial intelligence programs and a nasty computer virus. The story was first released as a podcast series in the summer of 2016, downloaded thousands of times on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher,…

Member News: Leonide Martin’s book Sak K’uk in print

A Mother and Son Fight to Preserve Their Dynasty… Sak K’uk, the strong-willed daughter of Yohl Ik’nal—first Mayan woman ruler—faces rebellious nobles and spiritual crisis in her city following a devastating enemy attack. The sacred portal to the Gods is desecrated, temples and crops destroyed, the ruler killed and the royal family humiliated. With her…