Writing Challenges I’m participating in …

NaPoWriMo /GloPoWriMo 2019She Watches by CC Willow

National Poetry Writing Month has had so many international poets participate, it is now often called Global Poetry Writing Month. Daily National Poetry Month goodness & daily prompts. I offer daily prompts. I also offer links to other NaPoWriMO challenges available. And on a twist ….

The SHE Project – a women’s community project

The She Project celebrates the universal intimacies women share and our infinite perspectives and responses, to ideas, challenges, provocative words. “She” moves through phrases, leaves space to respond, react, engage.  I am incorporating this into my prompts and poems for NaPoWriMo 2019. (As CC willow, I am painting a new SHE painting each day for the heading images based upon the prompt as well)

Books currently working on …


Bits of Cyn – Erotic Poetry

Cascades – Poems about America’s Pacific Northwest.

Chasing Tiger  – Unrequited love Poems

House of Breakage – Poverty in America

Living Under 45Poems writing America under the 45th “President”

The Waiting Room – Poems about grief & loss


Everybody Likes Pie – Third in the Pacific NW Fairy Series; explores xenophobia & racism

In Defense of TA Romance. In the pursuit of independence and casual sex, she fell in love. 

Leaf On the Ground – A romantic fantasy. First in the Pacific NW Fairy Series; Lefan tries to pass undetected as a fairy in Oregon – but that means dealing with all the hazards of being a modern woman.

Leaf on the Water – Fai Windkin and the Pacific NW fairy clans – both native and celtic – strive to protect a lake from an ambitious water-scavenging company …and that’s how the human got shrunk!

Stuck Here In The Middle with You – A romantic thriller. A former playgirl who must escape a storm-ridden island after being shipwrecked with various ex-lovers … and the only man she ever loved.

Writing or Art Happenings

Gaiety Hollow Poppies by CC Willow 2018 Paint The Town Art Show

2018 Paint The Town/Write The Town

The 16th annual Paint The Town Show is again housed at Elsinore Gallery. I have three CC Willow pieces included in this show; an acrylic Gaiety Hills Poppies, and photography pieces Kingwood Shade and Kingwood Birdhouses. I also have 3 Ariel pieces on display.





On The Platform, WAiting anthology

On The Platform, Waiting; an anthology

One of my writing groups, PlatChall, decided in the spring to publish an anthology.

It is titled “On The Platform, Waiting” and is nearing completion. It includes some of my poetry.




Moments Before MidnightMoments Before Midnight sequel

I have a few poems accepted into the upcoming sequel of Moments Before Midnight. Again, the follow-up anthology will consist of political poems, exploring and discussing the Age of Trump.

The editor, Amalie Rush Hill, is still compiling and formatting the poetry book.



Salem Art Walk logo
Art pops up every final Friday of each month from 4pm – 8 pm in Downtown Salem Oregon.

Salem Art Walk

Salem Art Walk Final Friday’s in downtown is a monthly progressive event that is seeking local emerging artists in and around Salem who are interested in showcasing their talents every final Friday of the month for The Salem Art Walk. Every month has a themed group show and many activities are planned each month, including music.





2018 November Poem-A-Day Challenges AKA NovPAD2018

A 30-day challenge,  running in conjunction with National Novel Writing Month – only for this event, it is to write a poem every day. The goal of this event is to compile this month’s poems into a chapbook.

2018 Something Red Art Walk

The Annual Something Red Art WAlk is organized by Artists in Action and runs throughout the month of  December, with local art that features or incorporates the color red. My submission is due late in November …

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