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.
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.
Sarah Cyr teaches writing practice, the cultivation of a regular writing habit in response to prompts. One a habit is established it can be focused towards any writing project: a blog, personal essay, memoir, even oral storytelling. Sarah's work has appeared in Newsweek Magazine, ARTNews, The Boston Globe, and Cosmopolitan. Her teaching style is heavily influenced by Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones), having studied with her in Santa Fe.
their reality suspended, their world taken apart
and put back together again. They need you to write.
Mike is a graduate of the OSU MFA Writing Program.
He writes short and long fiction, teaches writing workshops, and offers Editorial Services along with his beautiful and gifted wife.
Writing workshop co-facilitator, Blank Pages Workshops, with the handsome and talented Michael Cooper; workshop facilitator for special programs at Deschutes Library & COCC Continuing Education.