Woodshop Writers present Be-Longing

Be-Longing is the fourth anthology by the Woodshop Writers, a group of writers in Portland, Oregon, who study their craft under the guidance of writer and teacher Nancy Woods. In this anthology you will read about home and homelessness, exploration and discovery, identity, growth, change, and understanding of both self and others. Together the pieces describe a wide range of human experience. They underscore how basic and vital a sense of belonging is for everyone, and how many different forms belonging can take.

Ann Sihler is a freelance writer and editor. Her essays and poetry have appeared in Cirque, VoiceCatcher, The American Journal of Nursing, Nervy Girl!, and Out of Line. When she is not writing, she enjoys hiking, playing music, traveling the city by bicycle, and observing nature—both close-up in her garden and out in the big world.

Kerry McPherson is a writer, drummer and screen printer. Which makes it natural for her to imagine beating someone with a squeegee. Not always to death. And only bad people. She credits Nancy Woods and her amazing writing group for keeping her going with her writing.

A native Oregonian, Jamie Caulley lives with her adventuresome family—her husband, Jon, and their two dogs, Tintin and Milou. Her writing has been published in the Hollywood Star News and Oregon Coast Magazine. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, trail running and anything outdoors—where she belongs.

Howard Schneider retired from a career of teaching, research and business ventures in pharmacology and drug development. He then started a custom woodworking business (Green Bench), and also began writing fiction. His first writing project was a radio serial-style adventure series (Against All Evil). In 2015 he and a business partner founded SpearPoint Publications.

Catherine Magdalena has been working with the WoodShop Writers for four years, mostly on creative non-fiction related to work, family, and her adventures in home-improvement and property management. Her work has been published in two anthologies
by the Woodshop Writers and Roll (2012), another anthology produced by Tell Your Stories Press in Pennsylvania.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219