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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: Patricia Anderson Flash Fiction Publication

Publication, The Awakening of the Empath, by Patricia Anderson

“The Awakening of the Empath,” a story by re-emerging writer Patricia Anderson, was published at Altered Reality magazine. From the author: “This story began as a response to attending a baby’s funeral. I needed to express a crush of dark feelings. Eventually it reoriented from creative nonfiction to fiction. Initial response to my query letter…

Member News: New Release – Fresh Brewed Murder

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The first installment of Emmeline Duncan’s Ground Rules Mystery Series, Fresh Brewed Murder, came out on March 30th, 2021, from Kensington. Fresh Brewed Murder is set at an inner-Portland food cart pod under threat of gentrification, and a killer is brewing up a world of trouble. Publisher’s Weekly said the novel is a “strong debut…

Member News: Eugene Editor wins Literary Legacy Award

Oregon Book Awards Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of Literary Arts selected Eugene editor Elizabeth Lyon as the 2021 recipient of the Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award “in recognition of significant contributions that have enriched Oregon’s literary community.” Find out more

Member News: Anne Hillerman visits PNW book show

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Anne Hillerman, an international best-selling author, will be a guest (5/1-6/30) on “Just Read It,” the YouTube series that features PNW writers with host Caroline Miller. Hillerman explains why she stepped into her father’s moccasins to continue the Tony Hillerman series featuring Navajo sleuths Jim Chee, and Joe Leaphorn as they patrol the Four Corners…

Member News: Tallulah Wins 2021 Audience Award

Tallulah film award, Cristina White

Written and directed by Cristina White, the film Tallulah is the Winner of the 2021 Local Film Audience Award at the 10th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival. Produced by Corvallis Film Lab, Tallulah is about a prim Victorian woman and her shy fiancé. Their courtship is upended by a Puck-like provocateur with a real-estate romance…

Member News: New Release— Denied

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Denied — Releases May 11, 2021, the second book in the Lefty nominated Kelly Pruett Mystery Series. Despite her injuries, PI Kelly Pruett is eager to get back to work. So when a mommy-to-be hires her to locate her estranged dad, Kelly is thankful for the straightforward missing-persons case. But as she rummages through his…

Member News: Book Release – Gather

Gather Release Graphic

Gather, a new memoir by Cynthia Pappas. In her newest essay collection, Pappas details a life led deeply in place and attuned to the changing season of work on a family farm. Whether it’s about harvesting vegetables from the garden, joining with friends around the table, gathering her wits to outsmart a recalcitrant cow, or…

Member News: Book Release — The Plurality Of Entrances

Leigh Zaph, The Plurality Of Entrances COver

Opening with the epigraph, “What can I make it mean?” from Agon by Harold Bloom, this eclectic collection of poetry asks us to join the author as he explores a wide variety of landscapes, both internal and external. Leigh Zaph, an NYC expat now living on the Oregon coast, draws upon an academic and familial…

Member News: Call for Submissions!

The writing group Cottage Grove Harpies is accepting submissions for an anthology of South Lane County authors to be published in early 2022. Short stories, poetry, and essays are all welcome. The submission period runs from April 1 through August 15. For submission guidelines, please check the website-under-construction. Please communicate any questions and/or concerns to…

Member News: New Release— In Living Color, poetry by Jan Baross

Award winning novelist Jan Baross has gathered her first amazing collection of poetry, In Living Color. Through unique wit and depth of observation, Baross’s poems bring unique witness to her life and our lives. “This book of poems is dedicated to family—not a family expressing love by silent revery, but by wild truth. And these…