Oregon Writers Colony and Colonyhouse: A Haven for Writers

Imagine: Inside that unassuming house north of Rockaway Beach, Oregon, is a haven for writers. From the massive log walls to the tall stone fireplace to the filled bookcases throughout the house, the place speaks of craft and imagination — and the adventure of writing. Outside, the wind may whisper or howl, and the ocean may crash against the shore or lap the sand like a pink-tongued puppy. Inside the house, you’re working in the ... Read More

Member News


New release: Uprush

Jo Barney announces the publication of Uprush, a rewrite of a novel originally issued as an e-book. She said the new paperback edition has a ... Read More
The Knotted Bond

New book of poems features sisters

Sharon Wood Wortman will have two poems published next month in The Knotted Bond: Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters by Uttered Chaos Books in ... Read More
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Co-author of "I am Troy Davis" presents a special reading

Jen Marlowe, co-author of I am Troy Davis, and Kimberly Davis will present a special reading of the book combined with video clips connected to the case ... Read More

OWC News

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Miller Foundation awards OWC $5,000 grant

A hearty thank you goes out to the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, which has awarded Oregon Writers ... Read More

Three day-only passes available for Annual Conference at Sylvia Beach Hotel

The Sylvia Beach Hotel filled up for the Annual Conference, April 25-27, but we still have three day-only passes available ... Read More
Patricia Barnhart

2012 OWC Writing Contest, Fiction Winner

Ellen Gregory By Patricia Barnhart When I was a child in the late 1950s, the community I lived in was ... Read More