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WINTERSONG READING EVENT 2019

Writers in the Grove is pleased to host the WINTERSONG 2019 public reading event at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 2, 2019, from 10:30 AM to about noon.

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This event is open to all ages. It is free to enter and to attend.

The location is:

Forest Grove United Methodist Church
1726 Cedar Street
Forest Grove, Oregon.

Submission Guidelines and Entry Form is located here: (more…)

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Writing Workshop at Oregon City Library July 30, 2017

Oregon City Library is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a free writing workshop with Cindy Williams Gutierrez and Paulann Petersen on Sunday, July 30, 2017. The workshop will help participants generate new writing of prose or poetry on their library experiences, “with treasured books, with the magic process of reading.”

The workshop is from 1-5PM, followed by a dinner (bring your own sack dinner) together, and a reading that is open to the public at 6:30PM at the newly expanded and remodeled library in Oregon City, Portland.

Please register for the workshop by calling the library at 503-657-8269 ext. 1017.

Wintersong Deadline Extended

Due to weather, and some other holiday excuses, Writers in the Grove has extended the deadline for submissions to our annual Wintersong Reading Event 2017 until December 19, 2016.

Get your submissions in as soon as possible to be considered for reading your 4-minute max piece(s) on January 21, 2017.

Deadline for Wintersong 2017 Submissions

The deadline for Wintersong submissions is December 15, 2016.

If you have a written piece that can be read out loud in four minutes or less, you are welcome to submit it for consideration, but it must be received or postmarked by December 15 to be considered.

We’re looking for prose, poetry, or songs that are family-friendly.

Get your submission in by December 15 to be considered for the January 21, 2017, reading event presented by Writers in the Grove and held at the Forest Grove United Methodist Church at 10:30AM in Forest Grove, Oregon. The event is open to the general public and free, as are the submission entries. Even if you do not submit an entry, we’d love to have you join us, so mark January 21 on your calendar.

For more information and the entry form, see our announcement and submission form.

Wintersong Reading Event 2017

Wintersong reading presentation featuring Paula Adams of Writers in the Grove.Writers in the Grove has been invited to be a part of the Forest Grove United Methodist Church’s Cultural Events Series with our Wintersong annual reading. The event is Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 10:30AM to about noon.

The location is:

Forest Grove United Methodist Church
1726 Cedar Street
Forest Grove, Oregon

The event is open to all ages. It is free to enter and attend.

Wintersong is one of two annual readings presented by Writers in the Grove. Wintersong happens in January, and Lend an Ear is in July. It features local writers reading their works.

The event’s guest moderator will be Ron Field, keeping the show flowing smoothly.

Wintersong Submissions

If you would like to join us and share one or more of your written pieces, you must have your submission entry mailed in and postmarked by December 15, 2016. Submissions are limited to one or more pieces of prose, poetry, or songs that can be read out loud within four minutes. Entries must be original, written by the applicant, and must not infringe any copyright or other proprietary rights.

Entries will be selected on the basis of originality, writing style, and quality of the work. Decisions of the Selection Committee are final.

All genres are welcome, subject to the following filter: This is a family-friendly event. Submissions must reflect content suitable for a mixed-age audience. Content and submissions deemed inappropriate will not be considered.

If your entry is chosen, you will be notified no later than January 8, 2017, and you will read your entry at the event on January 21, 2017.

For the submission guidelines and entry form, please download the form (PDF). There is no entry fee for submission.

Lend an Ear, Come and Hear 2016

Lend an Ear 2015 - Susan Schmidlin distributes goodies after her reading to the audience.Writers in the Grove invites you to attend our 7th Annual Juried Reading Event, Lend an Ear, Come and Hear 2016, at Plum Hill Winery in Gaston, Oregon, on Saturday, July 9, 2016, from 10:30am until the last reader (typically ends about 1pm).

The event is free and open to all ages. A pizza wagon will be on hand for those wishing to stay for lunch, and the winery will be open with wine, soft drinks, and snacks.

If you would like to submit an entry for reading at the event, the deadline is June 13, 2016. You may download and print out the form and send them by mail to:

2016 Lend an Ear, Come and Hear
47777 S.W. Ihrig Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116-7327

Submissions must be family-friendly and are limited to 4 minutes out-loud reading time. Applicants are limited to one or more pieces of prose or poetry, must be original and written by the applicant, and not infringe upon any copyrights.

Submissions will be reviewed for acceptance by a Selection Committee and authors of accepted pieces will be notified no later than June 30 for the July 9th event.

Again, we invite everyone to come join us in the beautiful Plum Hill Winery for this special event featuring local writers sharing their brilliant work for free.

Plum Hill Winery is located at 6505 SW Old Hwy. 47, Gaston, Oregon, just off Old Highway 47 south of Forest Grove.

Download and print Lend an Ear Application 2016 (PDF) to submit your entry by June 13, 2016.