Sunday, June 27, 2010

let's talk about the hottest writing group in Portland

Jeff Baker, The Oregonian's books editor, wrote a very comprehensive article about our writing group that appears in today's O section.

He did a great job (and I'm not just saying that 'cause I got the call-out in the print version and Cheryl Strayed was quoted as naming me the "best writer without a book in Portland") capturing the spirit of our merry band. And, I have to remark that, it's not exactly easy to flesh out a profile on a large group like ours. It's sort of like writing a scene with multiple characters and keeping the energy moving forward. The juxtaposition! The flow! The dialogue! Baker nailed them all.

Now I'm going to take my "house mother" self back up to the soccer pitch where fifteen eleven-year-old boys need cheering on!


  1. I'm very happy to see you get a public acknowledgement! A little sip of jet fuel for the next leg of rewrites....

    But I'm reminded of Mother. I haven't burned those pages....

  2. Excellent article, Suzy! A testament to the power of positive writer's workshops!


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