Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday April 25 Guild Meeting:
Bend Author and Editor Kim Cooper Findling

Bend Author Kim Cooper Findling is the featured speaker at Central Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday April 25 meeting. Kim is the editor of Central Oregon Magazine and writes and edits for many magazines and a wide range of professional organizations. Kim was born in Seattle and grew up on the Oregon Coast. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Oregon and a M.S. in Natural Resource Education from Oregon State. Prior to embarking upon her career as a writer, Kim worked as an educator at The High Desert Museum. Her work has appeared in magazines and literary journals, and she wrote chapters for the books Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, Day in the Life: Central Oregon, Back from War, and the anthology You’re Invited. She is an AskOregon Ambassador for Travel Oregon and a member of the board of BendFilm. She teaches writing workshops to children and adults, and coaches writers one-on-one. One of her most recent adventures was as writer-in-residence at Cascades Academy in Bend, which she says was a blast! Kim lives in Bend with her husband and two daughters. Her website is

We are also pleased to announce that this year’s Redmond School District’s 2013 4th Grade Book Contest winners will present their stories at the April 25 meeting. First place winner Shelby McCauley, a student at Central Christian School, will read her book A High Buzzing Adventure, and runner-up Jessica Simpson, who attends Tom McCall School, will read her book Cowgirl Love. 

Central Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday, April 25 meeting takes place at COCC Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Building 3 Room 309, 6:30 – 9 p.m. The meeting is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Kim Cooper Findling

Meeting Notes:
The Guild’s March meeting speaker, award-winning novelist Jill Williamson shared her writer’s journey with us. Her energy, enthusiasm and delightful way with words encouraged all in attendance to follow our own writing path and keep our eyes on our goals. Jill is a Young Adult author whose stories inspire and entertain young people. She also conducts workshops that teach them to write their own stories. Many thanks to Jill for her excellent presentation! To keep up-to-date with Jill’s writing and activities, check out her website,

Upcoming Events:
Saturday, April 27--Critique Intensive Workshop & Small Group Critique with authors Paty Jager and Lindy Jacobs, COCC Redmond, Bldg 3 Room 306, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11—Short Fiction Workshop conducted by Jamie Houghton, 9:30 a.m., COCC Redmond Campus, Bldg 3 Room 306
Thursday, May 23—Portland Author Cathy Lamb, COCC Redmond Campus, Bldg 3 Room 309, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1—2013 Literary Harvest Writing Contest Opens
Thursday, June 27—Bend poet Judy Montgomery, Bend Library East Branch, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25—Author Ellen Waterston, COCC Redmond Campus, Bldg 3 Room 306, 6:30- 9 p.m.

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