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Poets speaking at #TCWF17

April 3, 2017

Poets.pngThe Terroir Creative Writing Festival has a long history of supporting poetic voices in the community. This year, the following poets will be at the festival giving workshops and talking craft with writer attendees. For a full list of workshops click here.

Ed Higgins has published poems and short fiction in numerous print and online journals, including recently: Peacock Journal, Uut Poetry, Triggerfish Critical Review, and Tigershark Magazine. Ed teaches literature at George Fox University. He is Copy Editor for the poetry journal These Fragile Lilacs, and Assistant Fiction Editor for Brilliant Flash Fiction.

Lynn Otto holds an MFA from Portland State University, facilitates two poetry critique groups in Newberg, is an advisory editor at Triggerfish Critical Review, and works as a freelance copy editor. Recent poems are in Compose, Driftwood Press, Eyedrum Periodically, Centrifugal Eye, Young Ravens Literary Review, and Sequestrum.

Barbara Drake’s books and chapbooks of poetry include Driving One Hundred (published in 2009 by Windfall Press), Love at the Egyptian Theatre, What We Say to Strangers, Life in a Gothic Novel, Bees in Wet Weather, and Small Favors. She is also the author of a memoir, Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life, from Oregon State University Press, and Writing Poetry, a widely used college textbook, in print since 1983. Her writing appears in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. Peace at Heart was an Oregon Book Award finalist in 1999. Barbara is our festival founder and will not be giving a talk this year, but she will be on hand to talk about craft with attendees.

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