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Let's Meetup and discuss aspects of the craft of writing.

Award winning poet and fiction writer Howard W. Robertson has agreed to stop by for a little coffee and a little talk.

The event is slated for Tuesday, December 16th, promptly at 9:00am.

Please RSVP early (and state your plus ones) so we can better accommodate this event.

Here’s his bio:

Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published a short novel: Peculiar Pioneer(Publication Studio, 2013); and nine books of poetry: Odes to the Ki of the Universe, 2nd rev. ed. (Publication Studio, 2013); Ode to Certain Interstates (Publication Studio, 2nd); The Green Force of Spring (Publication Studio, 2013); Odes to the Ki of the Universe(Publication Studio, 2012); Two Odes of Quiddity and Nil(Publication Studio, 2010); The Gaian Odes (Evening Street Press, 2009); The Bricolage of Kotegaeshi (Backwaters Press, 2007); Ode to certain interstates and Other Poems (Clear Cut Press, 2003); and to the fierce guard in the Assyrian Saloon (Ahsahta Press, 1987). He received the Atlanta Review’s International Merit Award in 2014, was the Henry Art Gallery Poet-in-Residence in 2010, and won the Sinclair Poetry Prize in 2009, the Jack Straw Author Award in 2007, the Elizabeth R. Curry Prize for Poetry in 2006, and the Robinson Jeffers Prize for Poetry in 2003. His poems have been published in many literary journals, including most recently in Yellow Medicine ReviewSnow MonkeySLAB, Square Lake, Hipfish, Nest, Literal LattéNimrodFireweed, and Ergo. His poetry has been anthologized in Literal Latté: The Anthology (iUniverse, 2008), Where We Live Now (, 2008); the Jack Straw Writers Anthology (Jack Straw Productions, 2007); The Clear Cut Future (Clear Cut Press, 2003); The Emily Dickinson Awards Anthology (Universities West Press, 2002); and the Ahsahta Anthology: Poetry of the American West (Ahsahta Press, 1996). He has been among the winners of various other poetry and fiction awards, including the Bumbershoot Award, the Emily Dickinson Award, the Robert Frost Foundation Award, the Grassic Short Novel Prize, the Intown Award, the Literal Latté Award, the Pablo Neruda Award, and the Pacifica Award. 

For more about Howard W. Robertson, see his webpage:

Let's Meetup and discuss aspects of the craft of writing.

Or just hang out and do some writing in a relaxing atmosphere. Whatever your level or expertise… you are an asset to the group. Make yourself at home. There's a beautiful view and Complimentary WI-FI on-site

Time: 9am to 10am, or so
Specifically: Within the lobby, straight ahead, inside Sweetwater's Restaurant, to the left, overlooking the River.
Cost: $1.00 and an additional $2.00 for Starbucks Coffee
Contact: Kel[masked] or Bryan[masked]

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  • Ann D.

    Everything Ellie said. Ditto.

    Thanks Kel.

    December 17, 2014

  • Ellie

    And thanks for planning this very interesting program--especially interesting in that he's written both poetry and fiction, and really gone his own way, which is inspiring.

    Do you think there's any chance of shutting off that distracting 'music' in the background--it can make it hard to hear. I suppose it's tied into the rest of the system and can't be addressed separately, but worth asking about iit.

    December 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you to all who attended and participated in this event.
    Howard was an interesting and knowledgeable gentleman.
    Congratulations to Ann in winning the Regal Gift Card and to Ben who won the Starbucks Card.
    See you next week.

    December 16, 2014

  • MaryBergfeld

    Unless hit by a truck, I'll be at the meet-up.

    December 15, 2014

  • Ann D.


    December 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Real sorry I will miss this but I will be visiting family and friends in Palm Springs Ca. Leaving on the train tonight and will not be back til Dec 19th.

    December 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Larry, are you trading in your Oregon rust for a Palm Springs’ sun tan?
      Enjoy your respite!

      December 10, 2014

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