Oregon Writers Colony will host a conference titled NW Voices: Writing Across Cultural Lines, Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1314 SW Park Ave., Portland.
Join Oregon Writers Colony as we explore writing in a multi-cultural world with a full day of speakers, panels, breakout workshops, reception with live music, and a Story-Rap-Poetry Slam.
8–8:45 a.m. — Registration, coffee, tea and pastries
8:45–9 a.m. — Greetings from OWC
9–9:45 a.m. — Keynote address by Kathleen Saadat
9:45–10 a.m. — Break
10–11:30 a.m. — Workshops
- Lifting Up-vs-Leaving Out with Nancy Slavin and Emilly Prado
- Combining Activism and Culture with Carmen Bernier-Grand
- Diversity in Fantasy with Brian Parker
11:30–11:45 a.m. — Break and lunch set-up
11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. — Lunch and Poetry with Emmett Wheatfall. Taco bar catered by Sandra’s Goodies
1–1:10 p.m. — Break and lunch clean up
1:10–2:30 p.m. — Panel, “Including Many Voices in Publishing” with Elizabeth Woody, Brian Parker, Debbie Wooten and D’Norgia Price
2:30–2:40 p.m. — Break
2:40–4 p.m. — Workshops
- Writing About a Culture Other Than Your Own with D’Norgia Price
- Putting Your Self in Your Writing with Emily Newberry
- Youth and Adult Brainstorming Session: Surviving the Writing Life
4–4:30 p.m. — Reception with appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, and music by Maarquii
4:30–6:30 p.m. — Story, Poetry, Comedy, and Rap slam
- Adult, $100
- Senior, $75
- College, $50
- High School, $30
We are also giving you the opportunity to sponsor people who cannot otherwise afford to attend. We are inviting sponsorships at the same levels as the entry fees:
To Apply for a Scholarship
Scholarships will be available to adults and youth.
To apply, answer the following questions in 250 words (approximately one page) or less.
- Why do you like to write?
- What do you hope to get out of the conference?
- Is there anything else you would like to tell us about you?
Send the application by email to Becky Kjelstrom or by mail to
Oregon Writers Colony
P.O. Box 15200
Portland, OR 97293
Please put NW Voices scholarship in the subject line of the email or after the address on the USPS envelope.
Scholarship application deadlines:
- Adults: August 10, 2018
- Students: September 7, 2018
Download and mail in the registration form with your check, or register online using the form below.