Thursday, March 8, 2012


Portals Writers Conference
June 21–24
Corban University – Salem, Oregon

Anyone interested in learning better writing techniques, discovering new genres, or navigating publishing options is encouraged to attend the Portals Writers Conference June 21–24 at Corban University in Salem.
Conference sessions will be taught by many of the best writers in their fields including: Jane Kirkpatrick, author of Where Lilacs Still Bloom and An Absence So Great; slam poet Phil Long; Adam Gallardo, author of many graphic novels including Gear School and several Star Wars spinoffs; and Diane Glancy, author of The Dream of a Broken Field and Stories of the Driven World.
“While the act of writing seems a lonely and solitary one, the irony is that writers thrive in an atmosphere of mutual encouragement,” said Gina Ochsner, Corban’s writer-in-residence.  “These workshops are designed to provide an atmosphere where ideas can collide, are challenged, and are refined.”
The conference is designed for writers from high school to professional writers. On-campus lodging is available and encouraged. Cost for adults is $130 per day. The Young Adult Writers Program, for ages 13 through 20, is $40 per day.

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