Doreen Gandy Wiley announces publication of anthology Jubilee

JubileeDoreen Gandy Wiley announces the publication of a new anthology, Jubilee, by the Portland Pen, the Portland Branch of NLAPW.

The 104-page volume is a collection of poetry, prose, and artwork by members or the Oregon chapter. Jubilee is available from Anne Price Yates, editor, for $8,, as well as from


Donald Maass to offer OWC workshop in June 2017

Donald MaassDonald Maass, New York literary agent, author, and fiction instructor, will offer a one-day workshop in Portland on Saturday, June 10, 2017:

The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath the Surface.

Writers might disagree over showing versus telling or plotting versus pantsing, but none would argue against the idea that that if you want to write strong fiction, you must make your readers feel. The reader’s experience must be an emotional journey of its own.

On Saturday, June 10, veteran literary agent and expert fiction instructor Donald Maass will teach exactly how to take your reader on that visceral and emotional journey.

Fee for the workshop: $150, payable to OWC

Date, time: Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Oxford Suites, Jantzen Beach

Donald Maass is the author of more than 16 novels. He now works as a literary agent, representing dozens of novelists in the science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, romance and thriller categories. He speaks at writer’s conferences throughout the country and lives in New York City.

Donald Maass Workshop

  • Price: $150.00
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Revenge in Paris: 1st in the Noir Travel Story Series, by Valerie J Brooks

Valerie BrooksValerie J Brooks is the author of a new book, Revenge in Paris: 1st in the Noir Travel Story Series, a noir/mystery/suspense published by Noir & Blanc Publishing.

Revenge in ParisValerie J Brooks has launched Noir Travel Story Series with a free story “Revenge in Paris.” Each story of suspense and mystery is set in an exotic or ordinary place where Valerie has traveled and is told in classic noir style. Brooks includes “Back Pages,” the travel section where the reader can armchair travel to the settings in the story. The second story, “Portland Prey,” is set in Portland, Oregon. For more info go to

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Michael Coolen to Read His Prize-Winning Essay in England via Skype

Michael CoolenMichael Coolen read his winning essay in Brighton England via Skype, at December 4. Find out more at the Launch of Driftfish Magazine, ONCA Centre for Arts and Ecology, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton, England.

He read his winning essay “Why Whales Sing in D flat” at the launch of Driftfish Magazine by Zoomorphic.


Fiddelee-dee & Company, a Fable for People of a Certain Age, by AJ Beauregard

Fiddelee-Dee & CompanyAJ Beauregard is the author of a new book, Fiddelee-dee & Company, a Fable for People of a Certain Age, a light fiction published by diomo square books.

Start with an aging cellist. Add a panoply of musicians: a pianist, violist, flutist, and one who plays the triangle. Stir in a combative mayor, a fair-minded librarian, upright citizens, and an unlikely plan to build a performance venue, and you have Fiddelee-dee & Company. Come to Elvira, a small town where nothing ever happens, and find out how Penelope’s Chamber Players turn the town into a buzz of infinite delight!

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Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors, including Mollie Hunt

Holiday Cheer Poster, Oregon Historical Society

Mollie HuntMollie Hunt will be at Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors, at noon Monday, December 5, 2016. Holiday Cheer: A Celebration of Oregon Authors happens at Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205.

49th Annual Celebration of Oregon Authors: For nearly 50 years, the Oregon Historical Society has celebrated the literary talents of Oregonians at this annual holiday book sale and signing. Meet your favorite author, and take home a personally signed book for the perfect local holiday gift. All authors who are invited to participate have published in the current year, and many will have multiple books available for sale.