Time to pull out that manuscript you’ve been noodling over and polish until it shines. Oregon Writers Colony contest season is approaching.

To help you get ready, we’re bringing you two great teachers, C. Lill Ahrens and Gina Ochsner, each with a workshop, one for nonfiction and one for short fiction.

C. Lill Ahrens will present “Creating a Movie in the Reader’s Mind: Self-editing for Narrative Nonfiction Writers” at the Willamette Writer House in West Linn.

Gina Ochsner will present “SOS for Short Fiction” at TaborSpace in Portland.

These dynamic and knowledgeable teachers will help you get ready for OWC’s narrative nonfiction and short story contests, which will open for submissions on April 1. Watch this space for details.