Saturday, July 23, 2016

Judith Arcana Hosts Poetry Show on KBOO

Starting this month, Judith Arcana will be hosting a monthly poetry show on KBOO community radio (90.7FM in Portland, 104.3FM in Corvallis/Albany, 91.9FM in Hood River - and everywhere else on this poetry-loving planet by clicks to the station’s website).

The show, POETRY AND EVERYTHING, will air on the 4th Monday of every month, 10-11pm Pacific time.

Guests will be Portland poets, nearby poets, faraway poets, pairs of poets, groups of poets, maybe even some folks who are not poets, all reading and talking about poetry - and everything.

The first show is: Monday, July 25, 10-11pm.

Harold Johnson, Portland poet/novelist/musician/artist/teacher, whose two recent books are CITIZENSHIP and THE FORT SHOWALTER BLUES, will be the guest on this first show.

Tune in, listen up, join us ... Harold and I will be reading and talking about poetry - and everything.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Willa Schneberg Hosts Poetry Workshop at Willamette Writers Conference

On Sun. August 14th, from 3 - 4pm, Willa Schneberg will be discussing "How to Publish the Full Length Poetry Manuscript" at the Williamette Writers Conference at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. If you can't attend the whole conference, you can sign-up for Sunday only. Here is the link to her presentation:

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Chelsea Cain and Jane Friedman Keynotes at 2016 Willamette Writers Conference

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She's the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and the former publisher of Writer's Digest. In addition to being a professor with The Great Courses and the University of Virginia, she maintains an award-winning blog for writers at, which receives more than 180,000 visits each month.

Chelsea is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (Heartsick, Sweetheart, Evil at Heart, The Night Season, Kill You Twice, and Let Me Go), and the Kick Lannigan series (One Kick, and the upcoming Kick Back). Her Portland-based thrillers, described by The New York Times as "steamy and perverse," have been published in over 30 languages, recommended on The Today Show, and appeared in episodes of HBO's True Blood and ABC's Castle.

Stephen King included two of her books in his top ten favorite books of the year, and NPR named Heartsick one of the best 100 thrillers ever written. According to Booklist, "Popular entertainment just doesn't get much better than this." Both of Chelsea's series are in development for television.

Willamette Writers conference is August 12-14th at the Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel. For information about the cost to attend and registration, visit

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Want to Get Published? How To! (And How Not To!)

Want to Get Published? How To! (And How Not To!)

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, July 5th, join the Portland member meeting at The Old Church, in downtown Portland and learn from Tod Davies, editorial director of indie Exterminating Angel Press and author herself, to discover the FIVE ways to avoid rejection…and the FIVE ways to make sure you are rejected!

Want to Get Published? How To! (And How Not To!)

Want to get published? Want to create good relationships with publishers? Of course you do! Join Tod Davies, editorial director of indie Exterminating Angel Press and author herself, to discover the FIVE ways to avoid rejection…and the FIVE ways to make sure you are rejected!

In a highly interactive, lively (even, we hope, raucous) talk about reaching out to publishers, Tod will spell out those ways to get the advantage in your court. And the ways you can lose the whole game before you even start playing. About Our Speaker – Tod Davies

Since 2008, Tod Davies has helmed indie Exterminating Angel Press, a proud member of the Southern Oregon Literary Alliance (SOLA), and the Cascadia Publishers group. EAP publishes books that question dominant cultural stories in entertaining and accessible ways, including Mike Madrid’s The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines, and her own The History of Arcadia series: Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, and The Lizard Princess. As well as publisher, she’s been just about everything you can be as a writer (and everything you need to be to support being a writer): screenwriter, indie film producer, radio host, and author. She wrote the film Three Businessmen, co-wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, produced Revengers Tragedy, starring Eddie Izzard and Chris Eccleston, and documentaries for the UK’s Channel 4. She’s spoken about, and taught, writing and producing at many venues over the years. If there’s one thing she knows, it’s how to build relationships in creative communities. And she’ll share that knowledge on July 5th.

For more information on Tod Davies and Exterminating Angel Press, please visit

As always, the doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.