Saturday, October 13: Oregon Writers Day – Celebrate the Craft of Writing
The 3rd Annual Oregon Writers Day event to celebrate local authors and the craft
of writing is scheduled for Saturday – October 13, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm,
at the Coos History Museum. The event is in partnership with Southwestern
Oregon Community College and will feature Dio Morales and Christopher Rose as
the guest presenters.
Morales will offer a workshop on memoir writing, as well as speak about her latest
book. Dio Morales earned her MFA from Oregon State University, where she now
works as publishing manager for the OSU Extension. Homing Instincts, her first
essay collection, highlights her bi-coastal sense of place and explores the many ways
we define a sense of home at different points in our lives. Her writing has appeared
in journals such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, Oregon Humanities Magazine,
Crab Orchard Review, Colorado Review, and has twice made the “Notables” list for
Best American Essays.
Christopher Rose will offer a concurrent workshop on Science Fiction/Fantasy
Fiction. Rose teaches poetry, African American Literature, and Science Fiction at
Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon.
The Annual Writers event will culminate with readings and awards from our
creative writing competition. Whether you are a seasoned author, or beginner, plan
to join us for this fun event to meet your fellow community writers and readers.
The cost is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students. For questions or to pre-register for
the writer workshop, please email: Education.
For more information, please visit the museum website at: cooshistory.org