Halloween Treat: The Haunting of Colonyhouse

Halloween

Do you love to be scared? Were you weaned on Alfred Hitchcock? Is Edgar Allan Poe your alter ego? Are you fascinated by all things that go bump in the night?

If so, please join Queen of Halloween, Becky Kjelstrom, and Empress of Terror, D’Norgia Taylor, for a weekend of fearsomely delicious food and writerly exploration of the sinister and macabre.

Featuring:

  • Colonyhouse in eerie finery
  • Discussions on what scares us and how to develop petrifying ideas
  • Workshop “It Wasn’t a Dark and Stormy Night: Moving beyond the Clichés”
  • Evening readings
  • Friday, share a favorite frightening story or short bit
  • Saturday, share your story in progress
  • Gentle critique
  • Time to write
  • Food: Witch Fingers, Graveyard Brownies, Death by Veggies, Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Bloody Puddin’, Putrefied Punch and more. (Vegetarian and gluten-free available on request)

The Haunting of Colonyhouse happens the weekend of October 28-30 at Colonyhouse, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. The cost: $125 double occupancy ($165 for nonmembers, which includes a year of membership in OWC). The price includes Halloween-themed breakfasts, lunches, dinners, drinks, and desserts.

Sign up using the form below.

*Image: Tim Evanson via Compfight cc

Halloween at Colonyhouse 2016

It's Halloween at Colonyhouse. Join us for a weekend of reading, writing, and spooky fun.
  • We probably won't need to call you, but just in case we need to reach you for an emergency.
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Conversations with Writers, featuring Fred Melden and Leanne Grabel

Fred Melden will be at Conversations With Writers, at 7 p.m. Monday, August 29, 2016. Conversations With Writers happens at the Hillsboro Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro.

Leanne GrabelWhat Should (and What Can) We Hide From Our Young?

Leanne Grabel, poet, memoirist, and illustrator, has written and produced numerous spoken-word shows, including The Lighter Side of Chronic Depression and Anger: The Musical. Her books include Brontosaurus, Lonesome and Very Quarrelsome Heroes, and Short Poems by a Short Poet.

Leanne will mix art forms to illuminate the question of keeping books, poetry and other means of expression from our children in the age of social media. The event is free.

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Counterbalance, by Fred Melden

Counterbalance, by Fred MeldenFred Melden is the author of a new book, Counterbalance, a novel of eco-activism published by CreateSpace.

CounterbalanceFred Melden, author of five poetry chapbooks and a non-fiction work on education, announces the publication of his first novel.

Science mixes with mysticism. Technology joins with ancient culture. In Counterbalance we meet Esther and her old friends, some new friends, a mystic, perhaps a killer or two. And perhaps there are some secrets about herself she needs to learn.

Readings in the Portland area will be held, but none scheduled at this time.
Counterbalance is available at Amazon.

Buy Counterbalance

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Keeping Company with the Bishop, by CJ Ruff

CJ RuffCJ Ruff is the author of a new book, Keeping Company with the Bishop, a factual story published by Andrews UK Limited.

This is a factual story about my friendship with someone who began suffering from Alzheimer’s disease during the last years of his life. I hope it will prove to be an inspiration to anyone who has ever known and/or experienced the loss of someone through Alzheimer’s. It is also a story that I hope will rekindle society’s love for all of humankind whether it be the unborn with unknown possibilities or the oldest who have made countless and often untold contributions to society.

Buy Keeping Company with the Bishop

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In Ordinary Time, by CJ Ruff

CJ RuffCJ Ruff is the author of a new book, In Ordinary Time, a collection of fictional short stories published by Andrews UK Limited.

In Ordinary TimeIn Ordinary Time is a collection of short stories surrounding characters whose struggles are compelling and reality based. These heroes fight the good fight, find their destiny, and make every attempt to right their wrongs. They are a unique group of characters with special gifts. To say there is always a happy ending to each story would be an untruth; but there is always an ending that everyone can live with, because life and its purpose have been discovered, understood, and acted upon.

Buy In Ordinary Time

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Arsenic with Austen, by Katherine Bolger Hyde

Katherine Bolger HydeKatherine Bolger Hyde is the author of a new book, Arsenic with Austen, a cozy mystery published by Minotaur Books (Macmillan).

Arsenic with AustenWhen Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn’t expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life.

Arsenic with Austen is inspired by Katherine’s work in Colonyhouse, and the town is based on Rockaway Beach, where Colonyhouse is located.

Buy Arsenic with Austen

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Halloween Treat: The Haunting of Colonyhouse

Halloween

Do you love to be scared? Were you weaned on Alfred Hitchcock? Is Edgar Allan Poe your alter ego? Are you fascinated by all things that go bump in the night?

If so, please join Queen of Halloween, Becky Kjelstrom, and Empress of Terror, D’Norgia Taylor, for a weekend of fearsomely delicious food and writerly exploration of the sinister and macabre.

Featuring:

  • Colonyhouse in eerie finery
  • Discussions on what scares us and how to develop petrifying ideas
  • Workshop “It Wasn’t a Dark and Stormy Night: Moving beyond the Clichés”
  • Evening readings
  • Friday, share a favorite frightening story or short bit
  • Saturday, share your story in progress
  • Gentle critique
  • Time to write
  • Food: Witch Fingers, Graveyard Brownies, Death by Veggies, Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Bloody Puddin’, Putrefied Punch and more. (Vegetarian and gluten-free available on request)

The Haunting of Colonyhouse happens the weekend of October 28-30 at Colonyhouse, Rockaway Beach, Oregon. The cost: $125 double occupancy, which includes Halloween-themed lunches, dinners, drinks, and desserts. (Bring your own breakfast.)

Watch for sign up on eblast and website.

*Image: Tim Evanson via Compfight cc

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September Literary Lounge Presents Story Slam

OWC’s September Literary Lounge presents Story Slam, an evening of short, short story readings, snacks, beverages and fun.

The event happens at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N. Albina, in Portland.

There are still a few slots open for readers, if you’re interested please contact Becky Kjelstrom.

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New Book: The Girl Immigrant, by Patricia Ruiz Steele

Patricia Ruiz SteelePatricia Ruiz Steele is the author of a new book, The Girl Immigrant, a work of historical fiction/genealogy published by Plumeria Press.

The Girl ImmigrantHawaii! Manuela’s small Spanish village buzzed with tales of life in a faraway land free from starvation and angst in 1911. She and her family board the SS Orteric, bound for the Hawaiian Islands. Sugar plantation owners wanted immigrants and promised the world. This 9-year-old girl embarks on a life-changing journey that encapsulates many immigrants at that time to eventually immigrate to America. She was the author’s grandmother, and the story is based on true accounts and documents over time.

Buy The Girl Immigrant

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F.I. Goldhaber named finalist in the 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

F.I. Goldhaber was named a finalist for the 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award for Watching the Door.

Watching the Door by Joel and F.I. Goldhaber is a finalist in the 2016 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award.

Learn more at Baen Fantasy Award 2016

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