FREE to OCW members! Join us for our OCW June Book Club! Monday, June 29, at 7:00-8:30 p.m. is when the online book club is scheduled to launch.  We’re reading Wings Like a Dove by our own OCW Writer of Promise winner Camille Eide, a Cascade Writing Contest finalist. Email  to sign up today!

One drawing for an Amazon card at the end. Hosted by retired library supervisor Dawn Shipman.

Online Seminar Saturday, June 27, 4:00–5:30 p.m.: The second free and for members-only workshop on Zoom will be “Tame the Page: Training for Better Fiction,” hosted by Christina Suzann Nelson. (Her next novel, The Way It Should Be, releases next February.) Here’s Christina’s invitation: “Let’s spend some time looking at ways we can increase the quality of our fiction game. I’ll be sharing techniques and tips for improving readability and methods to express your story in a way that provokes emotion in the reader.”

The first hour will be Christina’s presentation with the last half hour reserved for Q & A. Interested?? There is room for only 100 participants. Reserve your spot now by sending your name and email address to You will receive an email reminder on June 25.

Not yet a member of OCW but want to join?  Click here for more information and to join!

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Member Achievements

Charlotte Kardokus, of Salem, has her story “If Only” in the July 19 edition of LIVE.

Yvonne Kays, of Bend, has an article in the e-zine Now What? It’s an encouragement during these uncertain and chaotic times. You can view it here.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, will have her poem, “New Tomorrows,” in the August 2020 issue of the monthly inspirational print magazine Purpose.

Jeanette Marie Mirich, of Danville, Kentucky, and Veneta, announces her new novel in the D.B. Burns mystery series is available at and The Last Roses continues the story of Delilah Burns Morgan and Lyle Henderson. When Delilah hits a deer into oblivion on a squiggle of a North Carolina road, she is rescued by the man she loves but refuses to marry. When a murder is revealed and the break-in of Lyle’s mountain cabin discovered, the mystery begins.

Nine OCW members have articles in the June issue of The Christian Journal: JoAnne Bowles, of Bend; Susan Brehmer, of Portland; Jean Davies, of North Bend; LGayle Gustafson, of Portland; Suzanne Koonce, of Camas, Washington; Linda Kruschke, of Lake Oswego; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; Shirley Mozena, of Vancouver, Washington; and Jan Sheerin, of Bend. LGayle Gustafson also has a book review in this issue.