Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Bloody Thursday Move to The Old Church

Starting with our January Bloody Thursday, the Friends of Mystery is moving to The Old Church. This beautiful location in downtown Portland is known by many as a destination for lectures, musical performances, and other public events. To kick off our tenure at The Old...
Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Cain and Shaw Receive 2014 Spotted Owl Awards

Chelsea Cain and Johnny Shaw have been chosen as recipients of the twentieth annual Friends of Mystery Spotted Award. Cain is receiving her award for her book, One Kick, published in August 2014 by Simon & Schuster. Johnny Shaw is receiving his award for his book,...
Write to Publish 2015

Write to Publish 2015

Join Ooligan Press this winter at Write to Publish 2015, a publishing conference for writers, artists, and other industry professionals. Unlike many conferences, Write to Publish explores more than just the craft of writing. We have searched far and wide for a line up...
Stumptown Lit Coming in October

Stumptown Lit Coming in October

Stumptown Lit: A Festival for Readers comes to Portland this October. Oregon Writers Colony’s fall festival for readers and writers, Stumptown Lit, will be Sunday, October 19, 2014, in Cheatham Hall of the World Forestry Center in Portland. This day long event will...
Writing Contest Deadline is Sept. 1st

Writing Contest Deadline is Sept. 1st

Entries for the Central Oregon Writers’ Guild’s 7th annual writing contest are closing on September 1st! The contest is open to all Oregon writers, has 6 entry categories, and offers cash awards for the first three places. Entry categories include: General...
Friends of Mystery Announces 2013 Spotted Owl Award

Friends of Mystery Announces 2013 Spotted Owl Award

The winner of the 2013 Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl award is Mike Lawson for House Blood. Johnny Shaw for Big Maria Robert Dugoni for The Conviction Chelsea Cain for Kill You Twice G.M. Ford for Thicker Than Water Dana Stabenow for Restless in the Grave J.A. Jance...