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Free Creative Writing Conference - Clackamas Community College


Sat 05 / 15 / 2021
10:45 AM to 1:45 PM



Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed



Calling all writers and lovers of the written word. The annual Compose Creative Writing Conference is back and is virtual again this year. Join us on Zoom on May 15 for this free conference.

Compose begins with the welcome address from Wendy Willis at 10 a.m. Workshops run 10:45 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. There will be a break for lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m.

While we are physically distanced, the English Department at CCC is thrilled to offer this opportunity to come together and share our creativity with each other as a community. We hope you will join us!

KEYNOTE: 10-10:30 A.M.


Wendy Willis is a poet and essayist living in Portland. Her book of essays, "These Are Strange Times, My Dear," was published by Counterpoint Press in 2019. Her second book of poems, "A Long Late Pledge," won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize and was released by Bear Star Press in 2017. Her first book of poems, "Blood Sisters of the Republic," was published by Press 53 in 2012.

Her last two books have been finalists for the Oregon Book Award. Wendy is a faculty member in poetry and creative nonfiction at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon. Wendy is also the Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium and the founder and director of Oregon’s Kitchen Table in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University.