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Terroir 2019: Announcing our Keynote Speakers

January 29, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the keynote speakers for the 10th annual Terroir Creative Writing Festival: Courtenay Hameister and Kim Stafford.

Courtenay Hameister is an author, teacher, screenwriter and performer. She was the host and head writer for Live Wire Radio, Portland’s nationally-syndicated public radio variety show for nine years. You can find her work in McSweeney’sPortland Monthly, Bustle, and in her monthly column for the Portland Mercury, “Fun with Anxiety” Her first book, Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things was released July 2018 from Little, Brown.

Kim Stafford is Oregon’s poet laureate.  He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and editor of half a dozen others. His book Having Everything Right: Essays of Place won a citation for excellence from the Western States Book Awards in 1986. Stafford has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Governor’s Arts Award, and the Stewart Holbrook Award from Literary Arts for his contributions to Oregon’s literary culture.

Have you marked your calendars yet? The all-day festival in McMinnville, Oregon is happening April 20, 2019.

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