Next week’s Guild meeting features Sisters author Bill Birnbaum, who will present his memoir, A Lifetime of Small Adventures. In his book, Bill recounts his various adventures from his mischievous boyhood to his mountain climbing adulthood, and he relates lessons learned along the way. Following his retirement from a career as a business consultant, Bill and his wife Wendy traveled to Arequipa, Peru, where they found volunteer opportunities in a poor community in the Peruvian Andes. During their subsequent travels, they discovered Sisters, Oregon, where they now live and where Bill is working on another book.
Central Oregon Writers Guild meetings are free and open to the public. Please note: The Thursday March 22 meeting location is COCC’s Redmond Campus, 2030 College Loop SE, Building 3 Room 306, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. For information about the Guild, its mission, programs, membership and volunteer opportunities, contact President Elsie Rochna at 541-923-0896, via email, email@example.com or visit the website, www.CentralOregonWritersGuild.com.
February 23 Meeting Notes:
Redmond author and Guild member RaeAnn Proost was our featured speaker at last month’s meeting. The author of two memoirs, Sorry Little Supper and Pepper in Her Pocket, RaeAnn has also compiled two anthologies. One, Cupcakes on the Counter, contains stories and recipes collected from friends she has made through the years. RaeAnn read her story, “Piddle in the Pool”, a delightful tale from her childhood. Her other anthology, Just a Heartbeat Away, includes memories of those who have lost their children far too soon. RaeAnn shared her experiences writing and publishing her books using the online publisher www.Booklocker.com. Thank you, RaeAnn for your interesting and engaging program. It was greatly enjoyed by all!
Upcoming Meetings and Events:
Saturday, April 21—Editing Workshop, Jami Carpenter, COCC Redmond Campus, Bldg 3 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Thursday, April 26—Blog Director Mary Pax, “Author’s Platform and Building a Blog”, Redmond Library
Thursday, May 24—Oregon Book Awards Authors Tour, Redmond Library
Thursday, June 28—Writers Guild 10th Anniversary Celebration, COCC Redmond Campus
*Details about the April 21 workshop and 10th anniversary celebration will be announced soon.