Write With Us!
Third Tuesday Authors share writing prompts, reading recommendations, and inspiration to connect us during this time of physical distancing.
How you interact with this project is completely up to you. Start at the top and work your way down or jump around from page to page. Binge read all of the author pages at once or space them out over the next month. The important thing is to take a little time for yourself and nurture your creativity as you participate in this shared experience.
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After parents asked her to recommend books about Arab-American families, Diana Abu-Jaber wrote Silverworld, a fantasy with an Arab-American girl at its heart. Diana often writes about the intersection of food, family, and cultural identity.
Author of five poetry collections, most recently Long Love: New and Selected Poems. Also Lifesaving: A Memoir and Writing the Memoir: from truth to art.
David Biespiel is the author of eleven books, most recently Republic Café, The Education of a Young Poet, and Every Writer Has a Thousand Faces.
First time author, first African American Female Forest Supervisor in the Country. BS in Journalism from the University of Maryland. Forestry credits from Oregon State University. Born in Washington, DC. Author of Black Woman in Green published by Oregon State University Press.
Sean Davis is the author of The Wax Bullet War, a Purple Heart Iraq War veteran, and a community leader in Central Oregon.
Bill Denham was educated at Davidson College in North Carolina (BA in English 1963) and at the University of California (MA in English 1967). He has published three volumes of poetry, Looking for Matthew & of gossamers and grace and death will come.
I'm a poet living in Louisiana, writing poems, plays, and an occasional essay, and teaching poetry writing. During the pandemic, my project is to learn to play the mandolin, and I must report that I continue to be just awful at it.
I am Norma Edythe [Peterson] Heyser, elder, fourth generation Lake Oswegan parent, artist, teacher, therapist, writing and making art happen throughout my life (born 8/30/33).
Andrea Hollander moved to Portland in 2011, after living for more than three decades in the Arkansas Ozarks, where she was innkeeper of a bed & breakfast for 15 years and the Writer-in-Residence at Lyon College for 22.
New York Times and bestselling author of 34 books featuring historical women; non-fiction comfort books, articles and newspaper features; and a public speaker, panelist, workshop leader and keynoter.
I am a native Oregonian who was raised in rural eastern Oregon, but have lived in multiple states and settled into the Portland area thirty years ago. I spent most of my adult life teaching high school English in both California and Oregon.
In addition to penning Painting the Heart Open, Liz was the editor of Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon, a collection of nature poems by 33 Oregon poets
Born in Portland. 40 years as a journalist with The AP and Oregonian, including AP foreign correspondent in Latin America and AP State Department correspondent in D.C.
Ellen Notbohm is an internationally renowned author in both fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The River by Starlight garnered 13 awards for historical, literary, and regional fiction.
Peter Rock is the author of the novels The Night Swimmers, Spells, Klickitat, The Shelter Cycle, My Abandonment, The Bewildered, The Ambidextrist, Carnival Wolves and This Is the Place, as well as a story collection,
Adam Sawyer is an outdoor and travel writer, photographer, published author, guide, and public speaker based in the Pacific Northwest. Locally, he has written stories for the Oregonian, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, and Portland Monthly.
Scott Sparling is the author of Wire to Wire, a novel published by Tin House Books. His short stories have appeared in The Night, and The Rain, and The River by Forest Avenue Press and in The Untold Gaze by artist Stephen O’Donnell.
Author of eleven books on gardening and cooking, including two bestsellers.
A fifth-generation Oregonian, Sullivan is the author of 22 books about Oregon hiking, history, adventure, and mystery.
Oregon horseman Tom Swearingen tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle.
An Oregon poet with 7 books of published poetry. His book As Clean as Bone was a finalist in two of the Eric Hoffer Book Award Categories—Book of the Year and the Da Vinci Eye.
A life-long Oregonian, Wood spent 40+ years in the classroom as a public school teacher. She is author of Tough Girl, a memoir recounting training for the 1960 Rome Olympics and the 2012 trek on the Camino de Santiago.
Pamela Smith Hill is the editor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography, a New York Times bestseller, and the author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life. She is also the author of three award-winning young adult novels.
Debbie Ethell is the author of The Will of Heaven: An Inspiring True Story About Elephants, Alcoholism, and Hope, her breakout debut memoir that quickly rose through the ranks to become #4 on BookAuthority's list of "Best Alcoholism Books of All Time." Debbie has studied a group of wild
New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Gravel. I'm happily married and loving my life in Lake Oswego.
I'm writing a second memoir and looking for a full-time job.
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Marilynne Eichinger received a masters degree in mental health counseling from Michigan State University. She founded and presided over Impression Five Science Museum in Lansing, Michigan before assuming the presidency of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).