The 5th Annual Terroir Creative Writing Festival

The 5th Annual Terroir Creative Writing Festival of Yamhill County will be held 9-5, on Saturday April 19, 2014, at the Yamhill Valley Chemeketa Community College campus in McMinnville. A full program of speakers includes authors of fiction, poetry, and memoir, as well as a workshop in travel writing and hands-on sessions in making letterpress broadsides and creating a handmade book. Registration discounts for students, seniors, and pre-registration.

Deadline for pre-registration discount is April 11. For a full schedule and a registration form, go to:
For detailed information on presenters and their websites:
Among the authors presenting are Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate and widely published poet; Karen Karbo, author of fourteen award-winning novels, memoirs and works of non-fiction including the best-selling “Kick Ass Women” series; Joe Wilkins, whose books have won awards both in prose and poetry (Notes from the Journey Westward, The Mountains and the Fathers, and others); Maggie Chula (president of the Tanka Society of America and author of seven poetry collections); nonfiction author and poet Barbara Drake (Peace at Heart, Driving One Hundred); poet and Linfield College professor Lex Runciman (One Hour That Morning and four other collections); memoirist Lisa Ohlen Harris (The Fifth Season and Through the Veil); and novelist Stephen Long (There’s a Somebody). Broadside and letterpress artist Juniper White will discuss the history of the literary broadside and teach a workshop in using letterpress to print poetry broadsides. Journalist and travel author Emily Grosvenor, whose work appears in Sunset magazine, AAA magazine, newspapers, and other publications, will speak on travel writing. Marilyn Worrix, Founder and Director of the Book Arts Center of McMinnville, will conduct a two hour workshop in making your own handmade book, supplies provided.
Note: Check out our Terroir Facebook page for video interviews of Festival speakers talking about their art and their Terroir Festival workshops and other posts.

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