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The Sixth Storm – Kim Cooper Findling and Libby Findling

Join us for a reading from The Sixth Storm, named one of 4 new and noteworthy teen books for spring 2019 by the Oregonian. The weather on the Oregon Coast can be deadly. Every January, Skye Clancy’s mother slips into despair on the anniversary of a devastating storm that claimed her sister. But no one may talk about it, or any of the other strange deaths that haunt the family. This January, days before Skye’s 14th birthday, a new set of vicious storms unleash upon her Oregon Coast town. Clues begin to appear, and Skye realizes the weather is tormenting her family above all others and has been for decades. As a family legacy of death and destruction by terrible weather is revealed, in the face…

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Final Flight Final Fight – Erin Miller

Join us to learn about the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII, Erin Miller’s grandmother Elaine Harmon, and the fight to honor her at Arlington National Cemetery, in Final Flight Final Fight. When Arlington National Cemetery refused to accept her grandmother’s last request to be laid to rest there, Erin Miller refused to let her legacy as a veteran die along with her. Her grandmother, Elaine Danforth Harmon, flew as a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II. Despite being part of the first group of women to fly for the United States Army, the WASP remained officially unrecognized as members of the military due to discriminatory thinking about gender on Capitol Hill and beyond. Miller led her family’s campaign…

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Free Writing Seminar Hosted by Local Author Caroline Miller

Bert P. Krages is an intellectual property attorney, Discusses Laws Related to Writers Bert P. Krages is an intellectual property attorney, and author of two books: Legal Handbook for Photographers and The Photography Exercise Book. He will discuss the nuts and bolts of the law a writer should know, including copyright, royalties and key provisions of a publishing contract. PLEASE REGISTER by email at least a day prior to the event. (carolinemiller11@yahoo.com) Limited seating.

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Free Seminar for Writers Hosted by Local Author Caroline Miller

Susan Stoner, author of the popular Sage Adair historical mysteries reviews, How to Engage with Publishing Susan Stoner, author of the popular Sage Adair historical mysteries, has had a long and successful career working with self-publishing companies like KDP, Ingrams, and Smashword. She’s put together information and a handout on the “why fors” and “how-tos” of engaging with these companies without falling into common pitfalls. As a former attorney, she will also review the Supreme Court’s decision on copyright and suggest some economic strategies to protect original content without a big expense. PLEASE REGISTER by email at least a day prior to the event. (carolinemiller11@yahoo.com) Limited seating.

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Beyond the Ripples – Dede Montgomery

Join us for a reading from the latest by local author Dede Montgomery: Beyond the Ripples, a multigenerational mystery set in the Pacific Northwest. Months after spying a bottle wedged into a fallen cottonwood snag in the Columbia River, Ernest pulls it from the river. The bottle’s note connects Ernest, an old man living in a tiny Oregon town, to teenage Annie, and provokes a mysterious and sudden friendship between Ernest’s daughter Amelia with Sarah, the daughter of the most recent resident of the home Annie once occupied. The two middle-aged women are keen to learn more about Annie and her secret, and in the process, they’re forced to confront unfinished business with their mothers, intimate relationships, and regrets over life choices. Dede Montgomery is a…

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Last Sunday Writing Workshop

Last Sunday @ The Stacks will be powered by Dovesong Labs, and your workshop instructor will be jayy dodd. These workshops are available to all on a drop-in basis and all skill levels are welcome. The workshop will begin with some instruction and presentation by the workshop leader, and there will also be time to write, so please bring your pen/paper/laptop/typewriter. $5 suggested donation.

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Free Seminar for Writers hosted by Local Author Caroline Miller

Fellene Gaylord, Creative Chief of Sirius Media, reveals the secrets behind Search Engine Optimization, (SEO) SEO is the method Google and other search engines use to help people find your website. These mysterious and ever-changing algorithms underlie every action we take on the web. That’s why SEO alone has become an industry worth 65 billion in 2016. Hiring an SEO expert can easily cost more than your website did. To help writers find their way, Fellene will cover topics likekeywords, content structure, and linking strategies. Attendees will leave with a checklist of action items and a fresh way of looking at their web content. PLEASE REGISTER by email at least a day prior to the event. (carolinemiller11@yahoo.com) Limited seating.

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Pride Foundation Literary Fundraiser

Our annual Pride Foundation (https://pridefoundation.org) Literary Fundraiser, as always, brings an incredible lineup. We’ll be hearing from local LGBTQ-identified authors Amy Schutzer, Nastashia Minto, Stephen O’Donnell, and Gillian Herbert. This is a powerhouse event every year and with these readers, this year will continue the tradition. We’ll hear from all of them, and also hear from and about Pride Foundation, and learn about the important work they do for the LGBTQ community in this part of the country.

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Poetry Night – John Sibley Williams, Coleman Stevenson, Cindy Williams Gutierrez

Join us for our monthly poetry night, this month featuring John Sibley Williams, Coleman Stevenson, and Cindy Williams Gutierrez. What happens when metaphysics and social critique meet? Poetry that has to find a new form to express the tension it embodies. John Sibley Williams’ newspaper-like columns in As One Fire Consumes Another do just that. Here, transcendent vision and trenchant social insight meet, wrestle, and end up revitalizing one another. About Metaphysik: Written to accompany the Metaphysik deck by Daniel Martin Diaz, this series of essays by poet and artist Coleman Stevenson muses on concepts of connection and creativity. Readers are invited to think about the ways they access information, form ideas, and communicate those ideas to others. The essays are followed by a set…

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Summer Five-Minute Reading Marathon

Join us for our quarterly series, the Five-Minute Reading Marathon! All afternoon, authors will be sharing five-minute readings from their work. List of authors and line-up to be announced.

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