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|Saturday, March 30, 2019|
9:00 am to 10:15 am
B117-119, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
S121. Finding Your Tribe After Your MFA. (Kate Ristau, Armin Tolentino, Chris Bernard, Debby Dodds) You've got your MFA. What comes next? How do you find your community of writers, and continue to work on your craft? Join community and organizational leaders for a discussion of writing conferences, reading events, and community workshops that will get you excited for what lies beyond your MFA.
Kate Ristau is a folklorist and the author of the Middle Grade series Clockbreakers, and the Young Adult series Shadowgirl. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, and she is the business manager of Willamette Writers.
Twitter Username: kateristau
Armin Tolentino earned his MFA at Rutgers University in Newark. His full length collection of poetry, We Meant to Bring It Home Alive, is forthcoming.
Twitter Username: ArminTolentino
C.B. Bernard is the author of Chasing Alaska, a narrative nonfiction mix of travel memoir, nature writing, and immersion journalism named a top book choice by both Publishers Weekly and National Geographic, and a finalist for the Oregon Book Award.
Twitter Username: cbbernard
Debby Dodds is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don't Call, a Powell's Best YA of 2017 and has essays in My Little Red Book, The Things That You Would Have Said, The Sun, xoJane, Manifest-Station.com, and Hip Mama. She's performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Felicia Day, Zombies, Cookie Monster, and Mickey Mouse.
Twitter Username: DebbyDodds