Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Karen Karbo to Speak about The Writer's Passion

Award-winning Portland writer Karen Karbo
will show writers how they can find and develop topics they are passionate about, and develop a powerful, authentic writing voice around those passions. She will also have tips to create a satisfying writing life and successful career without trying to ‘game the market.’

Ms. Karbo is the author of the “Kick Ass Women” series of books featuring such luminaries as Julia Child, Coco Chanel, Georgia O’Keefe, and Audrey Hepburn. Her memoir, “Stuff of Life,” won the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction and other awards. She has written 14 books – both fiction and nonfiction. Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, O, Esquire, Outside, The New York Times,, and other publications. Karen was also one of 24 authors recently chosen by Amtrak to participate in their inaugural Amtrak Residency program, and was previously a recipient of an NEA Arts Fellowship in Fiction.

Karen Karbo to Speak at Willamette Writers November 4, 2014 at 7 p.m.

The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland OR

About Willamette Writers: Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the United States. Founded in Portland in 1965, it has grown to over 1,500 members with branches in Southern Oregon (Medford/Central Point), Eugene, Corvallis, Salem and Newport. Portland meetings are held from 7 to 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th (at Clay) in downtown Portland. Socializing begins at 6:30. The meeting is free to members, $5 for guests of members and students, and $10 for non-members. More detailed information is available at or by emailing or calling 503-305-6729 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. M-F.