The Literary Harvest Contest Celebration evening will be October 18
at 6:30 at the Comfort Suites Inn in Redmond.
The scores are tallied and due to a tie for tenth, the top
eleven places have replied that they all will be there and will be
reading their submissions that night. Make a night of it and circle your
calendar to attend the festivities. Bring your friends and enjoy an evening of great
All four of the writing categories are in the top eleven
4 memoir /4 fiction/
2 poetry and 1 nonfiction.
What a great way to support your fellow writers of Central
The admission is $5 for members and kids 12 and under. $10
for all others.
A number of our own members will have their works available
for sale at the intermission and after the festivities.
One of the
biggest evenings of the year for the Central Oregon Writers Guild is coming
Harvest committee has worked hard. The judges have the submissions in hand.
We have successfully almost doubled the number
of submissions this year from last year. Paty Jager is organizing our
membership’ published authors with a book table at the event.
members to help with the evening of the event. It will not take a long time, maybe no more than one hour per volunteer that evening.
We are a volunteer-fueled group and would like to include as many folks as possible. A number of
members wrote down on their membership forms they would like to help with special
events. Here’s a great opportunity to support fellow writers and your fellow
be a Harvest committee meeting on Monday Sept. 30 at the Barnes and Noble
coffee shop in Bend at 3:00. We would love to see you there. If your schedule is full at
that time, but would still like to volunteer, please email Mike Rettig at:
Bend author Tawna Fenske is the featured speaker at Central
Oregon Writers Guild’s Thursday,
September 26, 2013 meeting, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at COCC Redmond Campus, Building 3
A third generation Oregonian, Tawna has been writing from
the time she could link two words together to form a sentence. She has traveled
a career path that took her from newspaper reporter to English teacher in
Venezuela to marketing geek to PR manager for her city’s tourism bureau. An
avid globetrotter and social media fiend, Tawna is the author of the popular
blog, Don’t Pet Me, I’m Writing, and
a member of Romance Writers of America. She’s published several romantic
comedies with Sourcebooks, including Making
Waves and Believe it or Not, as
well as the interactive fiction caper, Getting
Dumped, with Coliloquy and the novella Eat,
Play, Lust, with Entangled Publishing.
Her quirky brand of comedy and romance has won praises from
RT Book Reviews, which nominated Making
Waves for Contemporary Romance of the Year, and from the Chicago Tribune,
which noted, "Fenske's wildly inventive plot and wonderfully quirky
characters provide the perfect literary antidote to any romance reader's summer
reading doldrums.” To learn more about Tawna’s writer’s journey, visit her