Monday, October 29, 2018

Emily Suvada Hosts Willamette Writers November 6th PDX Meeting

Meet Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil and the just released This Cruel Design. This meeting is Tuesday, November 6th at the Old Church, SW 11th and Clay. Doors open at 6:30 pm, speaker at 7:10 to 8:10. Cost is $5 for guests, including MeetUp guests.

From Emily's website:

This Mortal Coil

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize!
Shortlisted for Best Young Adult Novel in the Aurealis Awards!
A Junior Library Guild Selection!

“Suvada’s scary, action-packed debut novel barely takes a breath, and its exploration of what makes us human goes well below the surface.” –Publisher’s Weekly


Catarina Agatta is a hacker. She can cripple mainframes and crash though firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. In Cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want. And Cat happens to be a gene-hacking genius.

Emily's Bio

Emily Suvada was born in Australia, where she spent her childhood reading, writing, and watching Star Trek. In college, she studied math and astrophysics, and went on to a career in finance before finding her way back to her first love—books.

Today, Emily lives in Portland, OR, with her husband, and still spends most of her free time reading, writing, and watching Star Trek. She also enjoys cooking, coding, powerlifting, hiking, and art. Her interests include AI, nanotech, virtual worlds, space travel, and genetic engineering. She is represented by DongWon Song of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency.

Emily's novels will be available for sale after the meeting.



Willamette Writers also will have a table at the Portland Book Fair.

Join Literary Arts for the annual Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), presented by Bank of America, returning on November 10, 2018. This one-day event features local and national authors presenting onstage events, pop-up readings, and workshops. Enjoy activities for readers of all ages, an extensive book fair, local food trucks, entry to the Portland Art Museum and more. Gather with your community and celebrate our shared passion for books.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New Screenwriters Meeting In Portland

Third Thursdays is a monthly event for screenwriters, designed to provide a space to socialize with fellow writers as well as help form relationships with filmmakers, agents, managers and other top industry professionals.

“Third Thursdays was created to bring together screenwriters to support each other to push their careers forward. In this digital age, it is so important to have face-to-face interactions and make real connections with people,” says Molly Kasch, Director of Operations for ISA. “We are excited to be invited by members Mary Andonian and David Poulshock to bring ISA Third Thursdays to Portland.”

According to Andonian, “Oregon is home to a robust screenwriting community. We have incredible screenwriters – from Oscar and Emmy winners to in-the-trenches-working-their-way-up – all living in here,” she says. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect and further the art of screenwriting.”

Portland’s inaugural Third Thursday event will feature guest speaker Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film, the state agency responsible for advancing the film, video, interactive, animation and creative industries in Oregon. As PDX ISA host Poulshock notes, “Tim will talk about the new wave of film projects now being developed right here at home, starting with a local writer with screenplay. This is going to be great news to hear!”

Portland’s October launch is sponsored by the Nickelodeon Writing Program, Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, Northwest Film Center, Willamette Writers, and South Park Restaurant.

Portland Third Thursdays will take place at Northwest Film Center and South Park Restaurant on October 18th, 2018 at 7:00pm. More information about Third Thursdays events can be found at:

More about the ISA:

Based in Los Angeles, the ISA is dedicated to providing a one-stop shop for all creative needs of screenwriters around the globe. The ISA's web portal ( includes a wealth of information from writing gigs and classes, to podcasts and production resources, to pro industry tips and tricks, while the ever-expanding Development Slate provides a bridge for screenwriters to share their work and executives to view potential projects. With live events held in several cities and four countries, the ISA makes a concerted effort to grow its physical presence as well as its online reach. 
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