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WITS Writers Winter 2023 News & Events


Our Writers in the Schools (WITS) writers are teaching at public high schools in Portland, Gresham, and Woodburn this winter, but they are also busy outside of the classroom. Read more about their publications and upcoming events below.

Ed Edmo has a new publication in the Confluence Project journal, Voices of the River. Learn more about the project: https://www.confluenceproject.org/support-donate/voices-of-the-river-ordering/

Bruce Poinsette has a new article in Oregon Humanities entitled My Heart Belongs Where The Trees Are: A road trip to Eastern Oregon with The Blacktastic Adventure. Read it here: https://oregonhumanities.org/rll/magazine/underground-winter-2023/my-heart-belongs-where-the-trees-are/

Alex Behr has new poetry in Kithe and forthcoming online at Ghost City Review. Her website www.altar-altered.com — explores Sacred Objects + Adoption Stories.


Vanessa Friedman is teaching two classes — Instant Feedback and You Are The Expert: A Creative Nonfiction Workshop — this spring through the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. She is also offering one-on-one tutorials. For more information check out her new website at vanessafriedman.com.

Erica Berry’s nonfiction debut, Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fearwill be published February 21st by Flatiron/Macmillan, with a book launch at downtown Powells that night (details to come!). She’ll also be a Livewire Radio guest in Eugene on February 17th, tickets available here. She recently published an essay on intergenerational friendship in The Guardian, and a Letter-to-a-Stranger in Off Assignment.

Emilly Prado has a number of events taking place this spring, including at AWP in Seattle this March.

3/9 Panel: Book Promotion by the Numbers: A Transparent Discussion of Costs and Benefits, 10:35-11:50 AM in 427-429

3/11 Panel: Writing Between Worlds: Zine Authors in Traditional Publishing, 1:45-3:00 PM in 347-348. Books for sale at Randolph MFA booth (#TBA). Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 25, 2023 + Sunday, March 26, 2023: “The Body of Your Book,” 12-4 pm each day, hosted by Corporeal Writing, Portland, OR.

More here: http://emillyprado.com/events/#upcomingevents

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