Wordcrafters Wine on Wednesdays

7-9 at the Territorial Winery Tasting Room, 907 W 3rd Ave

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat!

WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to Wordcrafters Young Writers Program appreciated.

Wednesday, 18 November –Eliot Treichel joins us to talk about “Two Deep Breaths Then Go: Writing for the Sake of Writing”

In this talk, Eliot will speak about the influences behind his debut YA novel, A Series of Small Maneuvers. Some of these include whitewater kayaking, cats, and the Oregon Outback. He’ll talk about his own writing history, why he chose to write a YA novel, and the importance of writing without letting the marketplace edit your ideas.

 

http://eliottreichel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/ET-headshot1.jpgEliot Treichel is the author of the YA novel A Series of Small Maneuvers and the story collection Close Is Fine, which received the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award. His writing and photography have appeared in a variety of publications, including Canoe & Kayak, Narrative, Beloit Fiction Journal, CutBank, and Passages North. He’s been awarded a Fishtrap Writing Fellowship as well as residency fellowships at PLAYA. He thinks riding bikes uphill is fun, sandwiches are better with potato chips, and that no one should go to bed without a cookie. Recently, he stopped wearing black socks in favor of ones with more color. His favorite dance move is the moonwalk. He cannot parallel park. Originally from the Northern Wisconsin, he now lives in Oregon.Learn more about Eliot’s work here.