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Congratulations to Dr. Haki Madhabuti, our 27th interviewee, who was chosen as one of the three recipients of the 2014 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. This award celebrates authors who have given generously to other writers or to the broader literary community. Also recognized this year are Joyce Carol Oates and Ian Frazier.

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"Easy reading is damned hard writing." Nathaniel Hawthorne


Gail Tsukiyama
Mary Roach

Cara Black

Daniel H. Wilson

Pam Houston

George R.R. Martin

Tony & Anne Hillerman
Alejandro Murgía

Jean M. Auel
Tom McGuane
David Quammen
Sinclair Lewis
Lois McMaster Bujold
Patricia C. Wrede
Ernest Hemingway

Audrey Niffenegger
Haki Madhubuti
Jo Harvey Allen

Frederick Turner
Terry Allen
Laura Chester
Michael Blake
Jim Harrison

Mort Rosenblum
Juanita Havill

Philip Caputo

R.C. Matheson

Jim Fergus

Diana Gabaldon

Larry Engelmann

Mark Twain

Laurie R. King

Carola Dunn

Lawson Inada
John Steinbeck
Jack London
Karen Cushman
Tom Robbins
Robert Dugoni
Dennis Stovall
Paulann Petersen
Cynthia Whitcomb
Verlena Orr

We hope you enjoy the wit and insights of these writers, and are perhaps inspired to take up pen or keyboard and share in humankind’s most personal and enduring art – storytelling.

New at Authors Road

New Article on Authors Road
"On the Road, Seeking Authors"
by Angela Swartz in
The San Mateo Daily Journal

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Willamette Writers Southern OR

Stories from the Road: The Art & Science of Describing Place

Lecture, free to members, $10 non members. 10 a.m. to noon
Afternoon Workshop: 1:30 – 4:30 $30/members, $35/guests ($40/ day)
City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St
Central Point, OR 97502

FREE Slide Show & Talk
Wednesday October 8, 4-5:30 p.m.
Ashland Branch Library
410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 774-6980
Sponsored by
Friends of the Ashland Public Library
Southern Oregon Willamette Writers

We know writers by their work, their impact, or their awards and reputations – but we know little about why writers write, how they write, and what they see as the future of this art.

The Authors Road explores these topics and the art of writing in a series of interviews with working and respected writers and others involved in the world of letters. We hope to learn what inspired them, how they do it, and how technology has changed the craft.

The Authors Road is a journey of discovery. We are writers, artists, parents, travelers and documentarians, and along with our dog, Ella, a truck named “Rocinante Tres” (after Don Quixote’s horse and John Steinbeck’s camper-truck), and an RV named “Hardscribble Hacienda” (after the home of an old friend, writer Hugh Mulligan), we are on the road.

We are doing this because we are avid readers and writers, love to travel, and are curious about the dynamic changes in today’s writing and publishing scene . . . .

We are doing this to honor one of America’s greatest natural resources — its writers.

Salli, George & Ella in the doorway of Hardscribble Hacienda

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