Fun, Amazing, Etc.

This is the official blog of indie author / adventure writer Andy R. Bunch, author of the fantasy book, "Suffering Rancor." As always, I'll post funny or amazing things I find in my travels or from poking around online. This is a great place to kick back and relax a bit. You may note that I’m not too clean or too dirty. For more information on my book, go to Here are links to first two books and

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Upcoming Opportunities for Portland Area Writers

Quick Look at Upcoming Events

1/19 NIWA Social Meetup 3-5pm
1/21 Tues. Write-In 5:30-9:30pm
1/22 Write Here, Write Now 7pm
1/28 Tues. Write-In 5:30-9:30pm
1/31 Bards and Brews 7-9pm
2/1-2 NIWA Symposium
2/4 Tues. Write-In 5:30-9:30pm
2/6 Writing Pearl Write-In 6pm
2/11 Tues. Write-In 5:30-9:30pm
2/14-16 RadCon

Submissions for the 2014 NIWA Anthology are now open!
More details:

From Ros Malin
The SCBWI is an International organization of children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Kids books covers a wide range from board and picture books to Young Adult.
This coming Saturday (1/18/2014) is The Next Level at Tabor Space - 2:30 to 4, Portland, Or. This free series is open to members and non-members. Miriam Forster  and Lee White will talk about revising. For more information, including the address and Pro bios, here's a link for more detailed info.

NIWA Social Meet Up

Sunday January 14, 3pm to 5pm
Lucky Labrador
Portland, OR

Price goes up after January 25th!

NIWA Bards & Brews
Friday, January 31, 2014  7 – 9 p.m.
Primrose & Tumbleweed
Hillsboro, OR

NIWA Symposium
Feb 1-2, 2014
McMenamin’s Grand Lodge
Forest Grove, OR

Radcon is coming February 14 to 16 in lovely TriCities. I've enjoyed my trips there, but alas its not in the cards for me this year. If you can check it out, do!

The Spring Home and Garden show is coming up February 20-23. I enjoyed my time at the fall show, which was much smaller, especially the part where I sold a lot of books.

Here's an event that could be good to sell at, courtesy of Mel at Cover to Cover Books. Thanks!

to the Wilsonville Festival of Arts Author Event
 Saturday & Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2014

Applications are now open for the 15th annual Wilsonville Festival of Arts.
This event is set once again in Town Center Park in the heart of Wilsonville. It features an array of visual artists and their booths, a large tent with student art, a Main Performance Stage with live music and dance throughout the day, several community organization booths, food carts featuring international fare, a tent with children's activities and storytellers, AND  …
Right in the middle of all the activity is the Literary Plaza, a 10 x 20 white canopy with tables and chairs for our authors and a giant banner reading, ‘BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS’.  Authors will sit and sell from tables for one or two 3-hour timeslots each day: 10:30 AM  – 1:30 PM and 2:00 – 5 PM. There is space for six authors per timeslot and authors may sign up for more than one time.  Authors bring their own books and handle their own selling and signing.
DEADLINE IS MARCH 30 (or until timeslots are filled).
Get additional information as well as an application form from the Festival of Arts/Wilsonville Arts and Culture Council website, Click on Festival  of Arts and go to the PayPal link for Authors. You may also contact me, your author coordinator Kit Whittaker, or 503.682.1446.
 Please feel free to pass on the word about the Wilsonville Festival of Arts to your literary and publishing organizations, fellow authors, friends, fans and families. We want this year’s event to be wildly successful for all of you!
PS My sincere apologies if you receive more than one email. I am working from several lists.  KIT
Stay tuned for more events and updates. Soon!

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