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Fiction Writing Workshop with John Larison 10/05/19, 9/19/2019

Calling all fiction writers and aspiring writers! Oregon author and teacher John Larison will be offering a free, two-hour fiction writing workshop on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the meeting room of the Main Library in Lakeview. The workshop focuses on starting a story and building characters and includes writing prompts, helpful feed-back, and answers to your questions about writing fiction.

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John Larison was born in 1979 in Philomath, Oregon.  The son of National Geographic filmmakers, much of his childhood was spent traveling, often staying in remote tropical or mountainous regions. He attended the University of Oregon and studied philosophy and literature, and stayed to earn a Master’s of Education. For several years, he worked as a fly-fishing guide and high school English teacher, writing fiction in the evenings.  In 2005, he left both jobs to earn a MFA at Oregon State University.
Since then, Larison has worked as a freelance writer for outdoor magazines, an adjunct writing instructor, and a fly-fishing guide. He was always writing fiction. His first book was a how-to text on fly-fishing, The Complete Steelheader (Stackpole 2008). He went on to publish two fishing related novels Northwest of Normal (Barclay Creek 2009) and Holding Lies (Skyhorse 2011).
This free public program is most suitable for adults and high school students and is made possible by Oregon’s Literary Arts, a community-based nonprofit with a mission to engage readers, support writers, and inspire the next generation with great literature. For more information about this program, please contact Library Director Amy Hutchinson at or 541-947-6019. For more information about Literary Arts, connect online at or contact Susan Moore at or 503-227-2583.