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Calling All Creatives! Submit Writing, Art, Photography

The Corvallis Advocate invites anyone and everyone residing in Linn or Benton county to submit art, creative writing, photography, and other creative material for a chance to be featured in our upcoming Literati issue. Fiction, poetry, drawings, illustrations, mixed media art… anything’s welcome, and submissions are open to all ages. Find out more.

Willamette Writers Author Reading & Signing: Judith Elliot McDonald

Judith Elliot McDonald will be reading from and signing copies of her debut novel Feargus on Saturday, December 7 in the Community Room of the Oregon City Library, 606 John Adams Street, Oregon City, from 2 to 4 pm. McDonald is a published playwright. Feargus is a deeply moving multi-themed literary tale of a beloved,…

New critique group: The Published Fiction Author’s Critique Group

Are you a published (or unpublished but agent-represented) fiction author? This monthly event will include manuscript critiques, networking and open-ended discussion on various aspects of the publishing industry Local author Taylor Zajonc will organize and help facilitate the group-led meeting. He is the author of seven published books and is the winner of the 2018…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Holly Manno

Willamette Writers Author Signing Holly Manno

Holly Manno will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. As Holly says: The worlds between pages have long been a respite for me. After a long career in technology, I lost my job and decided to follow my passion. I imagined writing a book and completed my…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Laura Lee Scott

Willamette Writers Author Signing Laura Lee Scott

Laura Lee Scott will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Laura Lee Scott has worked as a pro writer, ghostwriter, editor, publisher, and graphic designer for over 25 years, and has authored three empowering, award-winning picture books: THE SANTA SWITCH, A TRIP FOR MRS. CLAUS, and ONE…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Dede Montgomery

Willamette Writers Author Dede Montgomery

Dede Montgomery will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Dede Montgomery is a 6th generation who actively blogs in “Musings about Life in Oregon.” Dede was a 2019 Oregon State Capitol Foundation Speaker Series presenter, sharing her 2017 memoir, MY MUSIC MAN stories on Oregon’s February 14…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Kerry Blaisdell

Willamette Writers Author: Kerry Blaisdell

Kerry Blaisdell will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Kerry Blaisdell is the author of The Dead Series, including DEBRIEFING THE DEAD—2019 Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Published Fantasy, RONE Award for Best Long Paranormal, HOLT Medallion Literary Award for Best Paranormal & Best First Book,…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Tasche Laine

Willamette Writers Author Signing Tasche Laine

Tasche Laine will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Tasche Laine has worked as a journalist, teacher, and book editor. She is the author of the 2018 International Book Award winner for Readers’ Favorite, Closure: based on a true story, and its sequel, Chameleon. She grew up…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Marilynne Eichinger

Willamette Writers Author Signing Marilynne Eichinger

Marilynne Eichinger will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Marilynne Eichinger, entrepreneur, and director of hands-on science museums graduated Magna Cum Laude in Anthropology from Boston University and with an MA in psychology from Michigan State University. She founded Impression Five Science Museum in Michigan served as…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Steven Mayfield

Willamette Writers Author Signing Steven Mayfield

Steven Mayfield will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Steven Mayfield is a past recipient of the Mari Sandoz Prize for Fiction and author of the upcoming novel, Treasure of the Blue Whale (Regal House Publishing, Spring 2020). His short fiction has appeared in Event, The Black…