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Write Here is an ongoing, three-part series of programs designed to feed and nourish the writing community of Central Oregon. The three pillars of Write Here work together to provide writers of all levels the opportunity to grow and develop into a complete writer:

  • Writers Writing | Workshops of up to three hours provide the opportunity for writers to practice their craft, explore working within a new genre or polish a specific writing skill. The workshops are limited in size in order to provide a high-quality learning environment with plenty of time and space to create and share.
  • Writers Working | Writing is a creative endeavor but it is also a business. Writers Working explores the nuts and bolts of being a working writer. From the revision process to how to do a public reading, experts will help local writers learn the brass tacks of embarking on a profession of creative writing in today’s world.
  • Writers Reading | Author events bring the local writing community into contact with contemporary writers working in a variety of genres. These events provide opportunities to engage with leaders in the literary arts.

Write Here programs will be facilitated by experienced writing instructors from Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and are open to everyone with an interest in writing. Programs will vary in location, time, and topic, but all Write Here programs are free, though space is limited and registration will often be required in order to keep class sizes manageable.

For more information about Write Here

writehere@deschuteslibrary.org



Upcoming Events

  • Jan 26

    4:00 PM -

    * Registration Required

    Log-in and get your creative write-on with prompts and discussion with other teens that will be sure to spark your inner author.

    Registration required, previous writing experience is not :)

    Join by zoom. Link provided after registration.

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing prompts @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your stories,
    poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Ericka.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    erickab@deschuteslibrary.org

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  • Feb 9

    5:30 PM -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Click here to join the program https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83833419643?pwd=Y1o4WjBjYnBWRGg0ajVRQXhnQm9jZz09 or click "Join Program" above.

    Discover tips, tricks, and need-to-knows for how to get your book into people's hands.

    DAVID CROW spent his early years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona and New Mexico. Through grit, resilience, and a thirst for learning, he managed to escape his abusive childhood, graduate from college, and build a successful lobbying firm in Washington, DC.

    Today, David is a sought-after speaker, giving talks to various businesses and trade organizations around the world. Throughout the years, he has mentored over 200 college interns, performed pro bono service for the charitable organization Save the Children, and participated in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. An advocate for women, he is donating a percentage of his royalties from The Pale-Faced Lie to the Barrett House, a homeless shelter for women in Albuquerque. David and his wife, Patty, live in the suburbs of DC.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities. *zm*

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  • Feb 18

    6:00 PM -

    A virtual open mic and poetry slam to uplift voices and ideas of those that are historically unheard.

    Join us at virtually for night of poetry and friendly competition on February 18, at 6:30 pm. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Co-hosts Jessica Amascual or Tita Jess and Kaya Crump will be facilitating and hyping you up for the slam!

    Schedule looks like this:
    *6pm- Sign-ups via the Zoom chat feature as well as welcoming remarks, introductions of hosts and judges, format overview and special artist feature.

    *6:15- Open Mic for those wanting to warm up or try something out on the mic before the poetry slam. Each person gets 5 minutes at the mic.

    *6:40- Poetry Slam! Each person gets 5 mins at the mic with immediate scoring following their set by a panel of guest judges.

    *7:20- Winner and prize announced and closing set by special guest!

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.
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  • Feb 23

    4:00 PM -

    * Registration Required

    Log-in and get your creative write-on with prompts and discussion with other teens that will be sure to spark your inner author.

    Registration required, previous writing experience is not :)

    Join by zoom. Link provided after registration.

    #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing prompts @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your stories,
    poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Ericka.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    erickab@deschuteslibrary.org
    *zm*

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  • Mar 9

    5:30 PM -

    This is a live, interactive meeting. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/94954891160?pwd=enFpU3VuR0c4S1VSVTUyOE1kWDJ4Zz09or click "Join Program" above. Meeting passcode: 361989

    A recording will be available after the program.

    Hear from a panel of authors including Rosanne Parry, Cat Winters, Cidney Swanson, and Amber Keyser.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities. *zm*

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  • Mar 16

    All Day -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your creative write-on during spring break and beyond.

    Write On! bags available for teens March 16-20th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations while supplies last.

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  • Mar 17

    All Day -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your creative write-on during spring break and beyond.

    Write On! bags available for teens March 16-20th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations while supplies last.

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  • Mar 18

    All Day -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your creative write-on during spring break and beyond.

    Write On! bags available for teens March 16-20th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations while supplies last.

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  • Mar 18

    5:00 PM -

    This is a live program. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/93824735258?pwd=WTlSa0ZxNE14aXlVcE4rVjlEcmRzZz09or click "Join Program" above.

    This program will not be recorded.

    Gary Powers Jr., son of U.S. Cold War spy Francis Gary Powers, details the harrowing true events of the Cold War that inspired the movie Bridge of Spies.

    During this 1-hour program, Gary will show a short clip from the 2015 Steven Spielberg movie, Bridge of Spies, that depicts his father’s exchange for a Soviet spy in February 1962.

    Throughout the program, Gary will reference his two books, Spy Pilot and Letters from a Soviet Prison. He will talk about the Cold War, the misinformation surrounding the U-2 Incident, and what his family has done to set the record straight over the past 30 years. Q&A to follow after the program.

    Born June 5, 1965, in Burbank, California, he is the son of Francis Gary and Claudia “Sue” Powers. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration / Certification in Non-profit Management from George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated in 2019 with his Master’s Degree in U.S. History from Adams State University, Alamosa, CO.

    Gary is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity located at Vint Hill, VA 45 minutes west of Washington, DC. He founded the museum in 1996 to honor Cold War veterans, preserve Cold War history, and educate future generations about this time period. As Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. Gary is the past President and CEO of the Vienna Tysons Corner Regional Chamber of Commerce (2000-2005) and in 2015 he consulted for the Steven Spielberg Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies, about James Donovan who brokered the 1962 spy exchange between KGB spy Rudolph Abel and CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr.

    Gary is the author of Letters from a Soviet Prison and Spy Pilot which both help to dispel the fake news surrounding the U-2 Incident. He is a Board Member of the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum near Omaha, NE and an Honorary Board Member of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Because of his efforts to honor Cold War veterans the Junior Chamber of Commerce selected him as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” for 2002. Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on C-SPAN, the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels. He is married and has one son.

    For more information or to order autographed copies of Gary’s books go to: www.spypilotbook.com and www.garypowers.com *zm*

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  • Mar 19

    All Day -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your creative write-on during spring break and beyond.

    Write On! bags available for teens March 16-20th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations while supplies last.

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  • Mar 20

    All Day -

    Drop in to any of our DPL locations and grab your Write On! swag bag full of must-have writing essentials. These bags are loaded with supplies to help you get your creative write-on during spring break and beyond.

    Write On! bags available for teens March 16-20th during open hours at all Deschutes Public Library locations while supplies last.

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  • Mar 21

    4:00 PM -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Join the webinar here:
    https://zoom.us/j/93006149814?pwd=MXJJUTVQMjNzdExpN2VjVUlaUnJ1UT09 or click on Join Program Here link above.

    Join award winning author, Imbolo Mbue for a discussion about her work, including her new novel How Beautiful We Were

    We want to hear from you. Following the presentation please fill out this short survey here: https://conta.cc/2WjLWoT

    Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries.

    Her new novel, How Beautiful We Were, will be published on March 9, 2021.

    A native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, Mbue lives in New York.

    This program is made possible with support from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

    Since 2009, Oregon Humanities has hosted onstage conversations with writers, civic leaders, activists, and artists in bars, cafes, pubs, and theaters in Portland and around Oregon, including events in Deschutes County. Originally called Think & Drink, the program was renamed Consider This in 2020. Deschutes Public Library has hosted five events in partnership with Oregon Humanities including presentations by Walidah Imarisha, Rinku Sen, Rich Benjamin and Matika Wilbur. *zm*

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  • Mar 25

    6:30 PM -

    * Registration Required

    This is a live, interactive program. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/94923425387?pwd=dXJidjZXV0NVV0VVaWRQYTFsRk5ndz09 or click "Join Program Here" above.

    This program will not be recorded.

    Local author and entrepreneur Lieve Maas will lead participants through what it takes to self-publish.

    Lieve will walk participants through Action Steps based off her book From Manuscript to Published Book. Going through this presentation, attendees will gather a lot of information that sets them up for an easy self-publishing experience.

    Attendees will break out into small groups to move through the Action Steps and learn from one another along the way. Have paper and pen handy for this interactive workshop.

    Lieve Maas is a designer, a storyteller, and a self-publishing coach. And the kind of person who thrives on making life easier for others. Growing up in the Netherlands, she was constantly exposed to an intriguing world of galleries, art openings and powerful perspectives that inspired her to study Fine Arts at the Royal Art Academy and later at the University of Amsterdam. She fell in love with visual storytelling and the impact of thoughtful design in creating an emotional experience.

    To learn more about Lieve, visit her at https://brightlightgraphics.com/ *zm*

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  • Mar 30

    4:00 PM -

    * Registration Required

    Log-in and get your creative write-on with prompts and discussion with other teens that will be sure to spark your inner author.

    Registration required, previous writing experience is not :)

    Join by zoom. Link provided after registration. #DPLTeensWriteOn
    Share your writing prompts @deschuteslibrary #DPLTeensWriteOn or email your stories,
    poems and more to Community Librarians, Paige and Ericka.
    paigeb@deschuteslibrary.org
    erickab@deschuteslibrary.org
    *zm*

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  • Apr 13

    5:30 PM -

    This is a live, interactive webinar. Click here to join the program https://zoom.us/j/96577441977?pwd=ZDg3WDdyZWRlbUwyMGhTRXdMc2hCZz09 or click "Join Program Above."

    Meeting passcode: 627633
    A recording will be available after the program.

    High desert author and poet Ellen Waterston will explore what comes first, the chicken (what wants telling) or the egg (the style, genre or form that contains it). Poetry? Prose? Fiction? Nonfiction? What genre, within the medium of writing, and what form, what style within the genre, best befits the message? To what extent does the “message” wag the form and style? With the lines between genres, forms and styles more and more blurry, writers have unlimited creative liberty. A writing prompt will allow participants to experiment with this freedom.

    Ellen Waterston has published four poetry and three literary nonfiction titles, including, most recently, Walking the High Desert: Encounters with Rural America Along the Oregon Desert Trail, University of Washington Press, 2020. Hotel Domilocos, Moonglade Press, 2017 is her most recent collection of poetry. She is founder of the Writing Ranch, which conducts retreats for writers, and of the Waterston Desert Writing Prize, recently adopted as a program of the High Desert Museum. She lives in central Oregon.

    Visit www.writingranch.com and www.waterstondesertwritingprize.org

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities. *zm*

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