(PRWEB) December 17, 2004
Willamette Writers winter 2005 speaker series begins with Jennie Shortridge (Riding With the Queen) speaking about building a publishing career on Tuesday, January 4th at The Old Church, SW 11th and Clay, Portland, Oregon. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The meeting lasts from 7-8 pm.
Shortridge quit freelancing to focus on writing fiction and now has book number two under contract with Penguin to be released in September 2005 (Eating Heaven), and a TV/film option on Riding With the Queen. Book number three, about a freelance food writer with major food issues, is under way.
In addition to her writing, Shortridge has been a working musician on and off since she was sixteen. In the mid-1980’s, while working day jobs, her band, The Untouchables, played nearly every week. Shortridge used her experiences of a hard life on the road to create the character of Tallie in Riding With The Queen.
For more information about Jennie’s writing and schedule of events, visit www.jennieshortridge.com
On February 1st, Willamette Writers speaker series continues with a panel of Irene Radford, Mike Moscoe and Mary Rosenblum speaking about science fiction and fantasy. On March 1st, Marc Acito speaks about writing humor.
Willamette Writers chapter in Eugene holds meetings the first Thursday of the month. Cai Emmons speaks about Honoring Obsession on January 6th. Dan Gomez speaks about The Realities of Crafting and Selling a Marketable Script on Saturday, January 8th in Medford. Details about these meetings are available on the WW web site.
Willamette Writers’ goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. Both published and aspiring writers are invited to join. Dues are a year.