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Fiction Writers at Terroir 2019

March 12, 2019


If finding truth in a world of your own creation is your jam, you’ll find much to celebrate at this year’s Terroir, happening Saturday, April 20 in McMinnville. We have a roster of fiction writers across genres who are coming to share their wisdom about world-building, observing real life, the necessity of realistic fiction, and the depths of magical realism. Here are the writers who will be speaking on the craft of fiction writing or reading from their own works.

Guadalupe García McCall
Contemplative Writing: The Art of Listening

In this workshop, we will explore not only why we write but when and how. We’ll explore the art of listening, seeing, observing, and documenting what’s being gifted to us. We’ll tap into the art of “listening” to both inner and outer voices. Come ready to write! GUADALUPE GARCÍA MCCALL is the author of four award-winning, young adult novels. She is the recipient of the prestigious Pura Belpré Author Award, a Westchester Young Adult Fiction Award, and was a finalist for the William C. Morris and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. An Assistant Professor of English at George Fox University, she lives with her husband in Yamhill County.

Molly Gloss
Reading from Wild Life

MOLLY GLOSS is novelist and short-story writer whose work has received, among other honors, a PEN West Fiction Prize, an Oregon Book Award, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Awards, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, a Theodore Sturgeon Award, and a Whiting Writers Award. Her work most often concerns the landscape, literature, mythology and life of the American West. She writes both realistic fiction and science fiction.

Peter Nathaniel Malae
Workshop on the Import of Realistic Fiction in the 21st Century 

In a time where virtual realities have seemed to replace reality, realist fiction is more important than ever. This workshop will cover who the great purveyors of realist fiction of yesteryear were, what aesthetic lessons they taught, and why realist fiction matters now more than ever. PETER NATHANIEL MALAE is the author of three novels, including one set in Yamhill County: Son of Amity (Oregon State University Press, 2018). He is a former John Steinbeck, Arts Council Silicon Valley, Oregon Literary Arts, and MacDowell Colony Fellow. Malae lives in the Yamhill Valley.

Keith Rosson
The Magic in the Mundane: Exploring Magical Realism

Magical realism doesn’t necessarily invent new worlds, but instead reveals the endless potential of the one we inhabit. Always wanted to try your hand at magical realism but unsure where to start? Want to modernize a traditional myth? A mythical creature that just won’t let you go? We’ll tackle several ways to write magical realism. KEITH ROSSON is the author of two novels, Smoke City (2018) and The Mercy of the Tide (2017). He is also a legally blind illustrator and graphic designer (which can be as tough as it sounds), with clients that include Green Day, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Warner.

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