This just in! On January 31, I’ll be teaching my popular workshop, “Outlines for People Who Hate ‘Em.” For those of you in the Portland area that were unable to attend this workshop last year, here’s your chance! Not only that but you’ll have the opportunity to attend even more fun workshops from area writers, editors, and publishers. Interested? See below for more information!


The third annual Molalla Writers Faire will be held Jan 30 to Feb 1, in beautiful, historic Molalla, Oregon.

Calling all writers, poets, and those aspiring to be, published or not, or looking to be. This is a weekend dedicated to the art and craft of writing and offers opportunities to meet with and network with other writers, publishers, editors, book designers and more! Attend workshops, social times, and listen to our terrific key note speaker, Ken Arnold.



Friday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Molalla Adult Community Center, , 315 Kennel Ave. 97038.

Come and meet your fellow writers in a relaxed, fun setting with plenty of snacks to munch on.


Saturday, January 31. Molalla Adult Community Center, , 315 Kennel Ave. 97038.

Morning Workshops, 9 to 11 a.m.


  • Book Design: The Basics and Beyond (Jennifer Omner)
  • Snags in the River: Writing into Meaning (Cindy Stewart-Rinier)
  • Two Steps to Writing Success (Marvin Mitchell)

Catered Luncheon (Birds of a Feather – like genres together) 11:30 – 12:30

Key Note Speaker – Ken Arnold, 12:30 to 1:15  p.m.

Afternoon Workshops, Session II: 1:30 to 3 p.m.


  • Self-Editing Your Manuscript (Glen Bledsoe)
  • Outlines: for People who Hate ‘Em (Cheri Lasota)

  • New Trends in Book Design (Marie Miller)
Afternoon Workshops, Session III: 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.


  • Writing for the School Library Market (Karen Bledsoe)
  • POV: Helping or Hurting Your Story (Charity Heller-Hogge)
  • Before You Submit to a Publisher (Linda Meyer)

Social Hour, 5 to 6 p.m.

Fireside Get Together/Brunch

Sunday, Feb 1, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Held at Rosse Posse Acres Elk Farm, 32690 S. Mathias Rd., Molalla, Oregon. Great setting and lots of fun!

Cost for the complete Writers Faire package is $89, which includes the reception, three workshops, luncheon, key note speaker, social hour and fireside get together/brunch.

Individual Activities:

  • Welcome Reception: $15.00
  • Morning Workshops: $22.00
  • Afternoon Workshops: $18.00
  • Luncheon/Speaker: $15.00
  • Fireside: $18.00

Pre-registration is required. Deadline is January 26. Call (503) 829-2359 ext. 250 or E-mail:

Brought to you by Molalla Community School and sponsored by Molalla Communications Company.


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