Calling all writers and lovers of the written word: the annual Compose Creative Writing Conference is back!
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
Cost: $25. Part of the fee goes to the Craig Lesley Creative Writing Endowed Fund.
Location: Online. Details on accessing the conference via Zoom will be provided to registered attendees.
Explore the practices and professions of creative writing and publishing at Clackamas Community College’s annual Compose Creative Writing Conference, hosted by CCC’s English Department.
The English Department at CCC is thrilled to offer this opportunity to come together and share creativity with each other as a community.
KEYNOTE: 10 – 10:30am
“Writing What You Don’t Know”
Sierra Crane Murdoch is the author of Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won an Oregon Book Award, and was named a best book of 2020 by The New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and NPR. She has written for Harper’s, This American Life, The New Yorker online, VQR, and other magazines.
Her second book, Imaginary Brightness: An Autobiography of American Guilt, is forthcoming from Random House.
MORNING SESSIONS: 10:45am – 12pm
When you register, you can choose one of the following morning sessions. See below for session descriptions, author bios and links to the authors’ books available to purchase.
- Sierra Crane Murdoch | All Writing is Political
- Catherine Kyle | Poetry and the Fantastical
- Allison deFreese | Poets as Language Ambassadors and Translators
- Rose Madrone | Exploring the Interconnections All Around Us
- Juhea Kim | Writing To “Prevent The World From Destroying Itself”
- Brian Mosher | DIY Publishing
AFTERNOON SESSIONS: 12:30 -1:45pm
When you register, you can choose one of the following afternoon sessions. See below for session descriptions, author bios and links to the authors’ books available to purchase.