Writing Events & Resources

in Central Oregon

What is WCCO?
Writers Collective of Central Oregon is an information hub for creative writers of all stripes, a network to connect writers to events, educational opportunities, and each other. We seek to promote dynamic interaction in an environment where Central Oregon writers feel supported and nourished as they practice the craft.

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Resources for Writers in Central Oregon

Check out our list, always growing, of learning & craft-practicing opportunities, writing and reading venues, and more, all on our Writers' Resources page.



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2017 Writers Collective of Central Oregon

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Ellen Santasiero

Memoir and Literary Craft Workshops I In my workshop, Speak, Memory: Beginning Your Memoir, I begin with warm-up exercises that help participants access important memories, and then guide them in writing and editing their own short memoir. Craft workshops include work with metaphor, language, and sentences. I teach English and creative writing at OSU-Cascades in Bend. My essays and interviews have appeared in The Sun, Northwest Review, Marlboro Review, and High Desert Journal, among others.