Mountain Writers Series

Literary Links

Pacific Northwest Literary Organizations, Programs & Bookstores

Broadway Books
One of the best independent bookstores in the West. Visit the website for information about their in-store and off-site events, including the Comma Reading Series curated by Kirsten Rian. Mountain Writers Series is delighted to work in partnership with Broadway Books for our own programming in Portland.

A friend to Mountain Writers Series, Fishtrap hosts a variety of programs for writers including its famous annual Summer Gathering.

Indigo Editing
Classes, Mini Sledgehammers, Professional Services and more.

This is the site for the Independent Publishing Resource Center. Search for and find independent and self-published work.

Literary Arts, Inc.
Read about the Oregon Book Awards and the artist lecture series.
Log Cabin Literary Center
Log Cabin caters to literary arts in Boise. Check out their online articles.

Manzanita Writers Series  A program of the Hoffman center, the Manzanita Writers’ Series features a regional published author each month, usually on the third Saturday. After the reading, there is a brief question and answer period, and then local and emerging writers can participate in an Open Mic session. Afterwards, the featured authors are invited to sell and sign their books. Readings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Hoffman Center Annex on 594 Laneda Avenue, across from the library, in Manzanita. 

Milwaukie Poetry Series
Since 2007, The Milwaukie Poetry Series, hosted by Tom Hogan at the Ledding Library in the City of Milwaukie, Oregon, provides a monthly reading of some the finest Northwest poets on the second Wednesday of each month.

Moonstruck Literary Series
Hosted by Joan Maiers, this monthly reading series is held in downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Multnomah Arts Center
Visit the website for information about the Literary Arts Program coordinated by Judith Pulman and more!

is dedicated to promoting the authors of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia, Canada., where the readers of the world meet the authors of the Pacific Northwest.

Open Books: A Poem Emporium
This poetry-only bookstore in Seattle is a poet's perfect place to shop. An added extra is their calendar of readings.

OPA - Oregon Poetry Association
This poetry association, formerly OSPA -- Oregon State Poetry Association -- has been serving poets in the State of Oregon for many years. The organization has annual conferences, poetry contests, and a newsletter.

Oregon Writers Colony
Oregon Writers Colony offers support to writers in all stages of their writing careers, from novices to published authors. Members benefit from classes, inspiration from teachers and colleagues, and access to a lovely writing retreat, the Colonyhouse, on the Oregon coast.

PDX Writers
Workshops, retreats and editorial services for new and seasoned writers.

Pinewood Table
Visit this link for information about the Intentional Ducati and details about workshops taught by Joanna Rose and Stevan Allred.

Portland Women Writers
Workshops, retreats and support for women writers.

Powell's Bookstore
Take a look at one of the largest bookstores in the nation.
Regional Arts and Culture Council
RACC provides information about arts and culture activities in Portland. Also learn how to prepare for grants.
Richard Hugo House
This beautiful site is dedicated to literary arts in the Seattle area.
The Attic Institute
Billed as a haven for writers and visual artists, there are visual arts and creative writing workshops at this cozy location in Portland's Hawthorne district.

Tin House
Not just a magazine, Tin House publishes books and host an annual summer writer's conference on the Reed College campus in Portland Oregon.

Willamette Writers
This is the largest writers' membership organization in Oregon, led by volunteers and inviting published and aspiring writers to join for reasonable annual dues.

Write Around Portland
Writing workshops, community readings, published anthologies and partnerships with dozens of Portland partner agencies.

Writers Dojo
A center for writers in the St. Johns district of Portland.

Writers on the Edge
Providing a wonderful selection of events for the coastal communities of Oregon, Writers on the Edge and The Nye Beach Writers Series are valued Mountain Writers Series collaborators.


Pacific Northwest Publishers, Publications & Announcements

Sign up for Soapstone community announcements to learn what is going on in the Northwest literary community or to post information about your own organization or programming. An invaluable resource for writers and readers.

Airlie Press
Airlie Press is a poetry press run by writers, dedicated to cultivating and sustaining fine contemporary poetry.  They publish two volumes annually.

The Bellingham Review
This site, affiliated with Western Washington University, has online literary contests and book reviews.
The Burnside Review
Learn more about The Burnside Review and submission guidlines.
Copper Canyon Press
Read poetry online at this beautifully-designed site.
Learn more about how to contribute to and subscribe to this journal featuring some of the best regional poets.
Glimmer Train
Learn more about Glimmer Train and how to order online here.

Hawthorne Books 
Hawthorne Books is an independent literary press based in Portland, Oregon. They publish mostly American literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. Since 2002 Hawthorne titles have been consistently shortlisted for respected literary awards, and they have won more than a few of them. 

This organization publishes four anthologies a year based on performances that take place in Sherwood, Oregon.
The gateway to on-line information about poets and poetry in the Pacific Northwest, including a directory of Who's Who in Northwest poetry.

Tavern Books  
Tavern Books is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that prints, promotes and preserves "works of literary vision . . . ." Check out their website for info about some the books they're publishing. Good stuff.

Trachodon: A Dinosaur of a Little Magazine
Learn more about how to contribute to and subscribe to this journal featuring regional authors and more

Windfall Magazine: A Journal of Poetry of Place
Learn more about how to contribute to and subscribe to this journal featuring some of the best regional poets.
Willamette Week
Read Willamette Week online. Check out their culture section for the latest on the arts.
Glimmer Train
Learn more about Glimmer Train and how to order online here.



Selected National Organizations

Academy of American Poets
Read up on what's happening in the world of poetry and locate information on poets.
Associated Writing Programs
AWP provides you with writing programs across the country and a directory of Writers' Conferences. Start getting ready now for the 2014 AWP Conference that will be held in Seattle, Washington!
Poetry Daily
This site provides you with the Poem of the Day.
The Writer's Center
The Writer's Center provides online help for writers and has an excellent list of other literary centers.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
ASJA has a great section catered to contracts and contract options.
The Poetry Project
Read features articles here and consult their list of links.
Writers Guild of America
Learn more about the WGA Awards and read up on WGA members, including recent Academy Award winners Alan Ball and John Irving.
National Writers Union
Check out the Writer Alerts and speciality sections for journalists, technical writers, and poets/fiction writers.
National Endowment for the Arts
Learn more about the NEA and read up on grant information.
Poetry Society of America
Find out more on PSA Membership and Awards, and read online poetry.
Electronic Poetry Center
This site has more on e-poetry and links to poets' Web sites.
The Lannan Foundation
Learn more about grants and residencies at this stunning site.
Poets & Writers
Order this publication online and participate in online literary trivia.


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