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Member News: PDX Writers Winter Workshops

We’ve planned some workshops that will spark excitement and give you fresh eyes as you return to your previous project. Our Elements of Fiction and Critique workshops will give you new insights and inspiration. The Historical Fiction workshop offers prompts, structural support, and facilitator critique. Still stuck on structure? Hammer & Nails is a one-on-one…

Member News: Story of an Unlikely Writer

Philip Kenney’s short essay, “The Story of an Unlikely Writer,” was recently published in the Author Magazine of The Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. Philip didn’t begin writing until the age of 45. This piece tells the remarkable story of that beginning following a bout with depression and a trial run with Prozac. Read about how…

Member News: THE FIRST LADY OF MODERN ART

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. December, 2018 Regal House Publishing is pleased to announce the March 15, 2019 release of La Luministe: Berthe Morisot, Painter of Light, about the artist who survived the siege of Paris—and the love of Édouard Manet—to become the sole female founder of the Impressionist movement. If Frida Kahlo was “a ribbon around…

Member News: Scholarship for Writers to Attend AWP 2019

This year, RACC has scholarships to award to 45 writers based in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties for the 2019 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference and Bookfair at the Oregon Convention Center from March 27-30th. AWP is the largest literary conference for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers across North America, featuring…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Teresa Klepinger

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Teresa Klepinger

Teresa Klepinger will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Teresa Klepinger believes a dose of imagination can improve just about anything. Her love of storytelling began with “Genie” bedtime stories told by her father, continued through years of teaching elementary school, and stays close to her heart…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: C. LaVielle

Willamette Writers Author Signing: C. LaVielle

C. LaVielle will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. I began my grown-up life as a biologist because I was, and still am, fascinated by people, plants, and animals and what makes them tick. I became a wife, a mother, and a healer specializing in tarot divination,…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Rosemary Douglas Lombard

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Rosemary Douglas Lombard

Rosemary Douglas Lombard will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Rosemary Lombard, former university teacher, editor, and naturalist, now independent interdisciplinary researcher in animal cognition, brings to her writing decades of surprise and delight exploring turtles’ cognitive potential. Award winner in creative nonfiction and poetry, she has…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Riley Costello

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Riley Costello

Riley Costello will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Riley Costello, an Oregon native, writes the popular lifestyle and fashion blog, sincerelyriley.com. Waiting at Hayden’s is her first novel and the first book where readers can watch scenes unfold and shop the characters’ clothes. Costello coined and branded this…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Jack Estes

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Jack Estes

Jack Estes will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Jack Estes is the author of the critically acclaimed Vietnam memoir, A Field of Innocence – Finalist for the Oregon Book Awards- and his equally powerful, recent novel, A Soldier’s Son. His articles and essays have appeared in…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Mary DeMocker

Willamette Writers Author Signing Mary DeMocker

Mary DeMocker will be signing books at booth 39 at the Portland Book Festival on November 10th. Mary DeMocker uses the arts to fight for a healthy future. Her book, The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep, features a…