<![CDATA[Central Oregon Writers Guild - Upcoming Events & Meetings]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:10:49 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Author Reading at Herringbone Books this Saturday, 12/9, 6-9 pm]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:38:53 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/author-reading-at-herringbone-books-this-saturday-129-6-9-pmMembers of the Central Oregon Writers Guild are invited to participate in our upcoming author reading at Herringbone Books in Redmond on Sat, December 9 from 6-8 pm. There are still slots open for readers to sign up. If you are a member of Central Oregon Writers Guild, you are eligible to participate. Please register if you would like to be on the program. 
If you would like to be one of COWG’s 10 readers, please send your Name & Title/Genre of your piece to Nickole Harris at: nickoleharris@yahoo.com.
Here are the guidelines for your piece:

GENRE: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
LENGTH: Can be read aloud in 6-8 minutes
CONTENT: Should be appropriate for all audiences
Our author readings help promote writing in our community, and give our local authors a chance to present their original works to an audience. Herringbone does a good job getting out the word of our readings. These events are well attended, so please come early for good seating. Book sales are encouraged. Please register with the desk if you plan to use our book display. 

The reading event is free and open to the public. You are encouraged to ask your friends and family to attend. 

December 9 from 6-8pm

Herringbone Books
422 SW 6th St 
Redmond, OR 97756]]>
<![CDATA[DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING 12/14/17  6:30-8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge in Bend]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:23:41 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/december-monthly-meeting-121417-630-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-in-bendHoliday Potluck Social on the Second Thursday of the Month 

Holiday Potluck Social!  Book Release Party!  2018 Programming Preview! 
Central Oregon Writers Guild is celebrating the season with a Holiday Potluck Social on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Writers of all levels are welcome to join this special meeting, which offers an opportunity to meet and mingle with writers of numerous disciplines and areas of experience. Please bring a dish to share.
Join us as we honor the 2017 Harvest Writing Contest winners with the release of the 2017 Winner's Collection!  This special occasion will be the first opportunity to view and purchase this year’s collection which includes, for the first time, writing by our youth winners.
We will be previewing our programming offerings—both meetings and workshops—in the new year. 
​The evening will include readings of short works by our talented Guild members. The annual Elmer Award will be presented to a member who has done exceptional work to support the guild through the year, and the COWG Board will be recognized.  Please come and join us for this fun and joyous event.]]>
<![CDATA[NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING 11/16/17  6:30-8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge in Bend]]>Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/november-monthly-meeting-111617-630-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-in-bendPicture
The best thing about nonfiction books is you don¹t have to write the whole thing to find out if it's salable.  Publishers are constantly looking for good books to publish; you just have to know how to present yours. Linda will show what goes into a nonfiction proposal's Overview, Author Biography, Market Survey, Chapter Outline, and Sample Chapter for your book idea.  She¹ll tell you how to write a query letter that glows.  The dance of publishing just requires learning the steps.  Come learn how to sell your nonfiction book idea to publishers.
Linda Bland is an author, editor, and former literary agent, who helped 15 other authors self-publish and sell their books to commercial publishers. Linda delivered writing training to corporations for 16 years; she taught writing at the college level for 25 years.  Her public workshops helped individuals and organizations achieve their writing, training, and publishing goals for 20 years. Linda retired to Bend in 2016.

<![CDATA[Harvest Writing Contest Winners Showcase]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:52:55 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/harvest-writing-contest-winners-showcase2017 HARVEST WRITING CONTEST WINNERS SHOWCASE EVENT
SATURDAY, OCT. 21, 2017  6:30-9:30
ASPEN RIDGE, 1010 NE PURCELL, BEND, OR (2nd floor meeting room)
First and Second Place winners in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
<![CDATA[Author readings at Barnes and Noble on Friday, Oct 13 from 5 to 7 pm.]]>Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:33:02 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/author-readings-at-barnes-and-noble-on-friday-oct-13-from-5-to-7-pm]]><![CDATA[OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING 10/19/17  6:30-8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge in Bend]]>Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:11:30 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/october-monthly-meeting-101917-630-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-in-bendPicture