Joe Wilkins won the 2017 Stafford/Hall Prize in Poetry from Oregon Book Awards for his book, When We Were Birds, (University of Arkansas Press) edited by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins. Other recent publications include Wilkins’s memoir, The Mountain and the Fathers, capturing life in eastern Montana, a poetry collection, Killing the Murnion Dogs, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award, and Notes from the Journey Westward, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize and the High Plains Book Award. When We Were Birds part of the Millers Williams Poetry Prize Series, edited by Billy Collins, won the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His essays, poems, and stories have appeared in a host of magazines and literary journals, including The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Harvard Review, TriQuarterly, Orion, The Sun, High Country News, and Slate.
Danielle Cadena Deulen was a 2017 finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Poetry for Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (Barrow Street). Danielle Cadena Deulen is the author of two other books as well: The Riots (U. of Georgia Press, 2011), which won the AWP Prize in Creative Nonfiction and the GLCA New Writers Award; Lovely Asunder (U. of Arkansas Press, 2011), which won the Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize and the Utah Book Award. She has been the recipient of a U. of Wisconsin Creative Writing Fellowship, three Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Awards and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. Her poems and essays have appeared in many journals, including The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Utne Reader, and The Missouri Review, as well as several anthologies, including Best New Poets, and After Montaigne: Contemporary Essayists Cover the Essays. She is the poetry editor of Acre Books and lives in Salem, Oregon where she teaches for Willamette University.
VARGUS PIKE - Vargus Pike serves as board chairman for 9Bridges, a community of writers headquartered in Portland. He is also a member of the Oregon Poetry Association.
GEORGE BYRON WRIGHT - Author of many novels, his most recent being “In the Wake of Our Misdeed.”
WILSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Book Adventures - join staff as they share favorite classic stories, books, and authors through interactive storytelling, puppetry, and other fun activities.
HELEN WAND - Helen Wand is an instructor at Clackamas Community College and a member of the Chrysalis Writer’s group. When she is not working, she is busy writing a sequel to “Where Eagles Nest.”
CHANTAL KELLY - Drawing upon her adventures traveling the world, Kelly brings a vivid and rich tapestry into her writing.
DANA WAND - Wand has written and published humorous prize-winning tales that revolve around children, fairies and dragons.
JOE CHIOVARO - The Sun and Moon is his first foray into children's books. Originating as a bedtime story to his children, this is a story of how small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
ZOE NIKLAS - Niklas is a survivor of child abuse and the author of Driving in the Dark: A Childhood Memoir.
ALEXANDRA SCHAEFERS - Schaefers is an artist-poet hybrid specializing in woodland landscape paintings, illustrated poem books and language as art.
BARRY BECKER - The Ericksen Connection is Becker's first published novel. He is currently working on his second book, a Mark Ericksen series novel.
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LARS HEDBOR - I seek to recount the stories of our national origins during the American Revolution, bringing to life the day-to-day concerns and struggles of the men, women and children who experienced that era not as history, but as their lives.
MICHAEL BERSHAY - Bershay writes humanistic science fiction inspired by Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.
WILSONVILLESTAGE - Our mission at WilsonvilleSTAGE is to bring performing arts in our community to life. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theater group dedicated to promoting the arts in Wilsonville.
DAVE DEHART - DeHart is an Oregon native and a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer, having served in the Military Intelligence Corps, in Turkey, Germany, Korea, Italy and Vietnam.
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