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5 Ways the Terroir Creative Writing Festival will be different this year

February 25, 2016


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  1. We’re falling in love with romance.

We are hosting the Rose City Romance Writers for a panel discussion! Come learn about the exciting world of romance writing from a group whose work spans genres.


  1. We’re getting serious about business. For the first time ever, we’ll be featuring a literary agent at our festival! Brian Tibbetts, of MacGregor Literary, will speak about how to approach literary agents with your work.


  1. We’re examining traditions.

Ed Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock poet, actor, playwright, performer, traditional storyteller, tour guide, and lecturer on Northwest tribal culture, will demonstrate the art of traditional oral literature, explaining how he practices it and how skillful storytelling relates to and enhances modern creative writing.


  1. We’re thinking OUT LOUD.

For the first time-ever, Terroir will be holding a workshop on how to read your own work in public, by veteran Oregon Shakespeare festival actor Josiah Phillips.


  1. We’re doubly into the examined life.

Memoirist Lisa Ohlen Harris, whose book The Fifth Season was nominated for an Oregon Book Award, will be holding a two-hour memoir writing workshop in the afternoon. If your genre is memoir, or you’ve always wanted to tell your story, this is a great place to start!


What are you most excited about for Terroir 2016?

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