Waterston Also Will Lead October Writing Retreat in Argentina Ellen Waterston will join poets John Martin of Walla Walla, Washington and Ana-Maurine Lara of Eugene, Oregon at the Springfield Poetry Series spring event on Tuesday, April 3, 7-9pm at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St. in Springfield, Oregon. The event includes readings followed by…

Deschutes Public Library partners with Caldera to bring dynamic writing workshops to Central Oregon. Writing can be a lonely activity, but often times inspiration can come from working with a group. Caldera and Deschutes Public Library continue their partnership to bring dynamic writing workshops to Central Oregon. Caldera hosts Artists in Residence (AiR) from across…

A series of facilitated book groups scheduled throughout Central Oregon in February, coordinated by Building Common Ground and Central Oregon Community College (COCC), is open to the community to discuss My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executive by Julissa Arce, a political commentator and immigrant…

“Why are there no more Leonardos?” asks author and Central Oregon Community College (COCC) writing instructor Mike Lankford in his latest book, Becoming Leonardo, a da Vinci biography that recently made the Wall Street Journal’s Top 10 Nonfiction Book list of 2017. “I think the truth,” he posits, “is there are potential Leonardos everywhere in…

Robust offerings to serve writers of all levels and genres. Best-selling author Stephen King is often asked how one could become a better writer. Two of his commonly shared beliefs are to take your writing seriously and to write consistently. Writers in Central Oregon have expanding opportunities to heed King’s advice thanks to Deschutes Public…