Several members of Writers in the Grove will be participating in the Embraced Harvest Bazaar being held at the Old Town Church in Forest Grove on Saturday, September 28.
The WIG table will feature an outstanding selection of original children, poetry and adult books, and even music CDs from our members for sale. There will also be additional books from some local authors.
Embraced Harvest Bazaar
Old Town Church (on 15th between Cedar and Douglas)
2224 15th Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116
The event will run from 9am to 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 28.
The 10th Annual Lend an Ear, Come and Hear reading event is July 20, 2019, at Plum Hill Winery in Gaston, Oregon.
It begins at 10:30AM and goes to approximately 1:00PM, and is produced by Writers in the Grove.
July 20, 2019
Plum Hill Vineyards
6505 SW Old Highway 47
Gaston OR 97119
The event is free and open to the public.
For ten years, writers from around Forest Grove and Washington County have submitted and read their work to dozens. Last year we had nearly a hundred attendees. This free event is held in a beautiful winery in the foothills near Hagg Lake overlooking the Tualitin Valley. Enjoy some wine from Plum Hill Winery, our fabulous hosts, and afterwards have a picnic with views of Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams from the covered picnic area.
Come laugh, cry, and sigh as you listen to our marvelous readers sharing their creative writing and storytelling skills at this fun family event at Plum Hill Winery.
Bag&Baggage is proud to present a new arts and culture discussion series! B&B A&C will bring together diverse artists from a range of cultural industries to discuss their work, their challenges, and their influences.
B&B A&C is free to the public!
Our first installment is “Independent Authors,” and will feature four local authors who have made a career self-publishing their work. The first event will include short readings from the author’s works followed by a discussion and Q&A session about the independent author and publishing industry. If you’ve ever wondered if you could write and sell your own books, this is a great introduction to the industry with special insights from local writers and editors who are making the magic happen!
We have four optional special sessions available to attendees of our 2018 Authors Conference on January 27, 2018, in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Attendees may register for each of these special sessions upon arrival the morning of Saturday, January 27.
Private individual consultation sessions require you bring a number of printed pages (2 copies minimum) for the consultant to read and review. These should be printed on one-sided white paper in black 12pt Times Roman or equivalent font, double spaced, with a 1 inch margin all around.
(small group session)
Memoir or Fiction
(private consultations of 15 minutes each)
5-15 printed pages of current novel
Story Ideas and Plot Points
(private consultations of 15 minutes each)
Here is the schedule and details you may need to know for the upcoming 2018 Authors Conference by Writers in the Grove in support of community writers and authors and the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center on January 27, 2018.
We are so pleased to have such excellent speakers representing the publishing industry and the Pacific Northwest, especially Oregon. This is a rare opportunity to find them all in one place sharing their wisdom with our writing community.
Lunch is included. It is being donated by Forest Grove merchants and restaurants and we’ve done our best to meet most dietary restrictions and needs. If you have special dietary restrictions, please feel free to bring your own food.
Registration for the special paid sessions are additional and paid at the door. Please bring cash, credit card, or check payable to FGSCC to pay for the session. You will also need to bring printed copies of your written pages for private critique sessions, including a copy for yourself to make your notes.
Querying and Finding an Agent with Chip MacGregor
Pitfalls You Can Avoid with Kristin Thiel
Practicing Opening Lines: Hooks with MJ Nordgren
Character Arc with Jessica Morrell
Preparing a Manuscript with Holly Lorincz
Special Session ($): Practice Pitching with Kristin Thiel
Lunch: Lunch has been donated by various Forest Grove area merchants, and should meet most dietary restrictions.
Keynote: Deborah Reed
Poetry Workshop with Paulann Petersen
Writing a Proposal with Chip MacGregor
Special Session ($): Memoir or Fiction with Jessica Morrell
Special Session ($): Story Ideas and Plot Points with Holly Lorincz
Creating a Pitch with Chip MacGregor
Panel: Ask Any Question with Jessica Morrell, Holly Lorincz, Kristin Thiel, Chip MacGregor, and Deborah Reed
Monday, November 6, 2018, author Tim Applegate will be speak at our Monday morning workshop from 9AM-11AM at the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center in Forest Grove, Oregon. This is a free, regular workshop event and all are welcome to join us. Bring pen and paper and an open mind as usual.
Tim Applegate will be speaking about publishing submission acceptance and rejections. He is the author of the novel Fever Tree and three books of poetry. A commercial contractor specializing in furniture and wood restoration for the hotel and cruise ship industry, he retired in 2015 to dedicate the next part of his life to writing full-time. He is the co-winner of the Tillie Olsen award for Creative Writing, and his work has been published in the Florida Review, The South Dakota Review, Lake Effect, The Briar Cliff Review, and others. He currently lives in the foothills of the Coast Range in Oregon.