The League of Exceptional Writers

Thank you to this year’s League Mentors: Kate Berube, Dan Gemeinhart, Laura Stanfill, Elizabeth Rusch, Fonda Lee, Susan Hill Long, Janet Summer Johnson and Kate Ristau. I am in the process of lining up mentors for the 2017-18 season. Please check back in late August when we will have promotional material in line for them. Have a terrific summer league members! See you in October.

I’m very excited to be a part of this partnership between the Oregon Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Powells Books store.The program came about because Oregon authors and Powells share a common goal in reaching out to young writers and encouraging a bookstore going habit in families. Together we’ve created the League of Exceptional Writers, a free mentoring program which meets every second Saturday at 2pm from October to May. Each month a different author or illustrator meets with avid writers ages 8-18 for candid conversation about working in the book world, prompts and exercises to work on, and plenty of time for questions.

League meetings are held at the Cedar Hills Crossing Powells where the parking is free and there’s lots of room to spread out and get some real writing work done.

3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005 (map/directions)