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Harvest Writing Contest Entry Deadline

Entries for the Central Oregon Writers Guild’s 8th annual Harvest Writing will be accepted until midnight on August 16th. The contest is open to residents of Oregon. This is a great opportunity to gain constructive feedback from a panel of judges and polish your...

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,...

How to Get Published Workshop

Chuck Sambuchino, editor of the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS published by Writers Digest Books, will be teaching a "How to Get Published" writing workshop in Portland on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Chuck will be joined by eight literary agents and editors, who will meet with...

MacDeath: New from Cindy Brown

Friend of Mystery member Cindy Brown’s debut novel Macdeath, a madcap mystery set in the off, off, off Broadway world of theater will be released on January 20th! It’s the first in a new series of mysteries featuring Ivy Meadow, actress and PI-in-training, published by Henery Press, a small award-winning publisher that specializes in mysteries.

Short Story Contest Announcement

Write to Publish Announces a Short Story Contest, Winners Published in Gertrude Press Portland, OR – Write to Publish, Ooligan Press’s annual publishing conference, and Gertrude Press, a LGBTQIA nonprofit, is excited to offer a short story contest this year. The theme...

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...

Dead Float: New From Warren Easley

Coming in July From Warren Easley: Dead Float, a Cal Claxton Mystery Cal Claxton—a former L.A. prosecutor now practicing law in Oregon’s wine country and who works to fish—has to pinch himself when his best friend Philip Lone Deer asks him to assist guiding a group of...

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2018-2019 Season is heating up. In September we open with Spotted Owl Winner Ingrid Thoft, then in November we’re joined by Lou Berney. In January,  we have a panel featuring Chuck Caruso, Curtis Chen, and Jennifer Wolfe. Nancy Rommelmann joins us in March to discuss her book To the Bridge: A True Story of Motherhood and Murder. We close out our exciting year in May with a panel of mystery graphic novelists.

For 2018-2019, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.