“This writing conference is a fundraiser for the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center,” says local author and organizer MaryJane Nordgren. “This is a win-win event, supporting both the FGSCC and area writers. The seminars advance writers’ skills, helping them move from first draft to published author, while all proceeds will aid the FGSCC update their kitchen for meals to seniors.
“We have the esteemed, award-winning poet and former Oregon State Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen presenting an afternoon poetry workshop. In addition, Deborah Reed, Holly Lorincz, Chip MacGregor, Jessica Morrell, Kristin Thiel and I will speak on topics including preparing manuscripts, pitching stories, developing a character arc, pitfalls of common editing errors, and writing hooks.”
Optional private consultations and small group sessions are available. Sign up on a first-come, first-served, paid-at-the-door basis to meet with Jessica Morrell, Holly Lorincz, or Kristin Thiel.