Central Oregon Writer’s Guild

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

In-person event (zoom option) Downtown Bend Library 601 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR PRESENTATION: “THE DYNAMIC POWER OF LANGUAGE (+ HEART): How to Get Your Writing to Light Up in the Slush Pile in Paragraph One!!” Presentation & Book Signing 5:30-7:30pm

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Autumn News & Holiday Book Sale

THE MAN WITH EIGHT PAIRS OF LEGS WAS SELECTED BY THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL BOOK ASSOCIATION (WBNA) AS A GREAT GROUP READ!  The annual list features 20 books chosen by a committee of 46 readers out of hundreds of submissions. According to the WBNA announcement, “books were chosen for their literary merit and for their ability to…

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1-Week Critique: The Interview Series – An Ongoing Discussion of Process

Watch Matthew Schmidt’s in-depth video interview with Leslie Kirk Campbell. Their conversation focuses on the revision of the titular story from the collection The Man with Eight Pairs of Legs (Sarabande Books, 2022). Schmidt and Campbell chat about the importance of beginnings, middles, and ends of stories, and more. Enjoy! Interview conducted on 10/19/2022. The…

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AWP Conference 2023

March 8-11, 2023

AWP: Association of Writers & Writing Programs Seattle Convention Center Thursday, March 9, 12:10-1:25pm Panel: Ambition of the Short Story: Bringing the Short Form Front and Center: Leslie Kirk Campbell, Sidik Fofana, Erica Plouffe Lazure, and Daniel Olivas Friday, March 10, 1:45-3pm Panel: Journey to the Prize: Five Women, Five Prizewinning Debut Story Collections: Kerry Dolan, Kate McIntyre, AJ…

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My Writing Life.

I want to first pay tribute to the world’s on-going efforts to champion free speech, but particularly when it comes to the free expression of art: novels, poems, theater, visual art, dance. I stand in solidarity with Salman Rushdie, an internationally known novelist who has, for decades, been a leading voice against censorship, and who…

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