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Nonfiction writers speaking at #TCWF17

March 27, 2017


Do you love real details, real stories, and crafting them for readers in a way that preserves this realness? This year’s festival features four writers doing just that, writers who are coming to the Yamhill County Campus of Chemeketa Community College on April 22 to share what they know with you! For the full list of workshops click here.

Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple Heart Iraq veteran, and a community leader in Northeast Portland. He is the American Legion’s 2015 winner of the Legionnaire of the Year Award and the recipient of the Emily Gottfried Emerging Leader, Human Rights award for 2016.

Harry Fuller had a professional career in TV and Internet news. Birding became his escape, then his passion and finally, an obsession. Fuller once wrote for big corporations. Now, he writes for himself and the birds. The rewards are not monetary. The more people know and admire birds, the better the chance that we will aid their survival.

Emily Grosvenor is a journalist, essayist, Kickstarter creator, and social media maven who created our series of WordStudio workshops and runs our media outreach. She’s a contributor to Sunset, AAA Via, The Atlantic, Good Housekeeping and others. Follow her on Twitter @emilygrosvenor.

Michael N. McGregor is an award-winning professor of nonfiction writing and a former director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Portland State University.  His book Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax was shortlisted for several awards, including a Washington State Book Award.  He writes and teaches biography, memoir, fiction and personal essay.

Kathleen Dean Moore, Ph.D., is a philosopher, climate activist, and writer, the author or co-editor of thirteen books.  Her 2016 book, Great Tide Rising, is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Bill McKibben calls her most recent book, Piano Tide: A Novel, “savagely funny and deeply insightful.”

Have you registered yet for the festival? Early registration is cheaper than day-of, so do it today!




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