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5th Annual Let’s Write Event!

September 9 @ 9:00 am

$25 – $55

The Southern Oregon Guild presents the fifth annual “Let’s Write!” Event – A Day of Writing for All Kinds of Writers, Exploring the Art of Language! This year’s theme is: The Power of Words & The Writer’s Conscience. Join six local writers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Guild Gallery & Art Center, 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, for a series of interactive workshops aimed to actively inspire your own literary practice!

The 2023 keynote speaker will be Paul Fattig, lifelong Illinois Valley resident and Marine Corps Veteran. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1979 with a degree in journalism, Paul pursued a career as a print journalist for 40 years. Upon retiring in 2013 to write books, he is now writing his fourth book! Paul advises all writers to, “continually step out of your lane to read everything you can get your grubby little fingers on. Reading widely is an essential exercise to successful writing.” In addition to his keynote, Paul Fattig will be presenting “Tapping into One’s Roots: A Workshop in Non-Fiction Prose.” Following the keynote will be three 90-minute sessions, each with a choice of two separate workshops, for a total of six different presentations. Facilitators will provide inspiration and support while guiding attendees to create their own fresh writing.

Additional presenters and workshops include: Kokayi Nosakhere with “Effective Protest Writing and Writing American History”; Amy Miller with “Relationships & Interdependence Poetry”; Diana Coogle with “What’s on Your Conscience? Let’s Write about it: A Personal Essay Workshop”; Gary Lark with “Taking My Self to Work”; Michael Spring with “Into the Surreal: Creating Poems with Pliable Dreamscapes.”

Coffee, lunch, and refreshments are included. The day will conclude with an open mic at 4 p.m., in which participants can share the work they created throughout the day. The event fee is $35-$55, on a sliding scale, and students are $25. Scholarships are available by calling 541-592-5019 or email us at



September 9
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25 – $55
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Guild Gallery & Art Center
24353 Redwood Highway
Kerby, 97531
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