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Sea Wolf Events and Writing Workshops for Fall 2023

"Everyone has a strong, unique voice

Everyone is born with creative genius

A writer is someone who writes"

Writers with Drinks: Fall Edition
Friday, September 29, 5-7pm

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Book Reading with Annis Cassells & Marina Richie
Saturday, September 30, 2:30pm

Please join Sea Wolf Books & Community Writing Center in welcoming two Oregon authors to Port Orford!

Annis Cassells's newest book of poetry, "What the Country Wrought" explores and connects the meanings, nuances, and feel of “country.” This compelling collection features poems of rural roots, legacies, and the mainstays of home, family, and personal identity. Poems that address societal issues and truths America as a whole has wrought. Poems that revel in the ideals and spirit of building a country: perseverance, independence, audacity, and sisterhood. She spends her time in both Oregon and California.

To order Annis's book through Sea Wolf's online shop or read more about it, please visit: https://bookshop.org/a/87294/9798988411109. Copies will also be available to purchase from the author at the event.

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Marina Richie's newest book, "Halcyon Journal: In Search of the Belted Kingfisher" is the winner of a 2022 National Outdoor Book Award and a 2022 Foreword INDIES Award, Halcyon Journey, In Search of the Belted Kingfisher is a first-person narrative weaving natural history, myth, and memoir. Published by Oregon State University Press, the book (the first to feature the belted kingfisher) also features 16 illustrations by Newport artist Ram Papish. Marina lives in Bend.

To order Marina's book through Sea Wolf's online shop or read more about it, please visit: https://bookshop.org/a/87294/9780870712036. Copies will also be available to purchase from the author at the event.

Book Club! "Demon Copperhead" by Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara Kingsolver: Thursday, October 5, 5:30-7pm

Join us at Sea Wolf for a lively discussion of Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, "Demon Copperhead." Please purchase the book through Sea Wolf Books! If you can make it in to the shop in Port Orford the books will be discounted 30%. Online ordering also available. RSVP here or at info@seawolfbooks.com. There will be wine!

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Creative Writing Workshop 
 

In this 2 hour creative writing workshop, facilitated by bookstore owner, teacher, and author Charlie J. Stephens, we will talk a little about writing as art, read some short and inspiring passages from powerful, contemporary authors, and then spend the majority of our time delving into writing prompts to get your creative sparks flying. You will walk away from the workshop with several pieces of writing that can be left as-is, or could be further developed into longer poems, flash stories, a personal essay, or even a novel or memoir. This is a low-pressure, fun, engaging workshop for people with no/little writing experience and those who are more practiced but would like a dose of outside/community inspiration.  Class fee is $50. Please reach out if the cost is a hardship.

Sunday, October 15, 10-Noon


Sunday, December 3, 10-Noon
 

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Crafting Your Personal Story

Saturday, November 11, 10am-12pm

This one-morning writing workshop will guide beginning and aspiring writers through creative writing exercises/activities with the purpose of drawing upon personal life experiences, memories, and challenging/beautiful life events to promote full expression of self through getting words out on to paper. The course will focus on writing our personal stories and establishing a sustainable writing practice.

About the Instructor: Angie House is an adult educator and writing mentor. Her love of writing stems from a young age, writing poems and journaling often. For the past five years, she has been writing content for small businesses while working in digital marketing. Angie enjoys helping aspiring writers get out of their heads and onto the writing page. She has created a developmental writing course and coaches new writers through their writing processes. She now brings her skills to our community of aspiring writers in Curry County.

 

Space is limited to 10. Please reach out if cost is a hardship

Travel Writing 101: Sharing Our Love for Oregon
Sunday, November 12, 10am-Noon

Join Jennifer Burns Bright, travel editor and travel/food writer (and former Port Orford resident) for a casual chat about her experience writing about Oregon, trends in travel publishing, and how to express yourself best when you’re trying to capture this extraordinary place. We’ll do a few quick exercises, so bring some memories about your favorite experiences on the Oregon Coast.

Bio: Jennifer Burns Bright is a writer, editor, educator, forager, preserver and gardener. She serves at the full-time Travel & Tourism Editor for MEDIAmerica, an Oregon-focused custom publishing company that produces longform content and visitor guides for clients like Travel Oregon, Oregon Coast Visitor Association, Travel Southern Oregon Coast, Oregon Wine Board and many more. Her small freelance business, Burns Brightly Media, specializes in sharing the joys of local food and travel in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more at jenniferburnsbright.com.

Sunday, Nov. 12, 10 am -12 noon

$50 (Sliding scale available)

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In this workshop, participants will read short, excellent works by contemporary queer authors for inspiration, then delve into their own writing using several prompts that work well for poetry, fiction or memoir. Participants will leave the class with several pieces which could be ready to share or further developed. Scholarships are available for this workshop through Southern Oregon Coast Pride. Please reach out at info@seawolfbooks.com for more information. 

Queer Writers, Queer Writing
Sunday, December 10, 10am-Noon

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