Thursday, January 20, 2011


Next Thursday’s meeting features award-winning author Ellen Waterston of Bend, whose topic is Finding Home in Fact and Fiction.
Ms. Waterston is the founder and director of Bend’s premier writing conference The Nature of Words. Her latest book, Where the Crooked River Rises is a collection of compelling essays in which she illuminates the people, places and landscape of Central Oregon’s vast high desert. She is also the author of Between Desert Seasons, a collection of her poetry. Her memoir Then There Was No Mountain was selected by the Portland Oregonian as one of the top ten books in 2003 and was a WILLA finalist. In June 2010, her poem Designed to Fly was read by Garrison Keillor on Writer's Almanac. She is the 2008 winner of the Oregon Quarterly Essay Competition and the 2007 recipient of the national Obsidian Prize in Poetry awarded by the High Desert Journal.

She is also the founder and director of The Writing Ranch, offering workshops and retreats for emerging writers and her Language Arts for Leaders© series addresses workplace writing and communication skills. In 2007, Ms. Waterston was named an Honorary Distinguished Professor of Humane Letters by Oregon State University-Cascades Campus for her accomplishments in the literary arts. She has written two children’s books and is currently working on a novel. Ms. Waterston’s website is

Please note: This month’s Guild meeting location is the Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. The meeting is free and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an evening with the extraordinary author, Ellen Waterston.

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 24, 2011—Author and publisher Pamela Hulse Andrews will speak on the topic “Online Publishing”. Please note: This meeting will also take place at the Redmond Public Library.

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