Writers On The Edge, Inc.
PO Box 85
Newport, OR 97365
Students are free.
The Series presents a diversity of writers and writing forms to an enthusiastic community with a love of live literary culture. Featured authors represent journalism, science fiction, literary non-fiction, Oregon history, poetry, nature writing, memoir, songwriting, and playwriting. Featured authors are selected based on quality of writing, not their fame. Events feature a mix of writers from those beginning their literary careers as well as famous authors.
At 7 p.m., the emcee greets the audience, thanks the local sponsors, and thanks the community for leaving the comfort of their armchairs and TVs to attend live culture. An original and personal introduction of the night’s guest is presented, and the featured author reads for thirty minutes followed by a fifteen minute Q&A. After intermission, during which the audience can purchase books, imbibe and socialize, the open mic takes place. The open mic is limited to the first ten people who sign up; each can read original work for up to five minutes. The open mic atmosphere is exciting, experimental and motivating, especially for youth who test their public voices. People who write lyrics are invited to bring instruments; all participants are encouraged to promote and sell their books and CDs. Authors, both featured and open mic, receive 100 percent of their book sales dollars. Admission is kept deliberately low to cultivate attendance. Students in all area high schools and colleges always receive free admission to all public events.
Writers On the Edge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to literary arts education and performance in Lincoln County. Writers on the Edge is supported by admission dollars, grants, and the generosity of individuals like you to fulfill its mission.