Books currently working on …

Chasing Tiger 

ISBN numbers – check. Winnowing 448 poems down to 40 – check.

I am finalizing the formatting of  Chasing Tiger into a Chapbook at last!.

Publishing will be eFormat, until I can afford $$ for softbacks.

Writing Challenges I’m participating in …

April Poem-A-Day 2018 Challenge AKA AprPAD2018

This  poem-a-day challenge is hosted by Robert Lee Brewer on his Writer’s Digest Blog’ Poetic Asides. 2017 is his 10th year hosting this month-long event.

NaPoWriMo /GloPoWriMo 2018 

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,


Writing or Art Happenings

On The Platform, Waiting; an anthology

One of my writing groups, PlatChall, decided in the springOn The Platform, Waiting coverto publish an anthology.

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

Anthology of the Age of Trump

I have a few poems accapted into a anthology of political poems, exploring and discussing the current administration. News from the editor is that it is close to going to the printer.

I will share information when it does!

2017 Something Red Art Walk

On December’s First Wednesday, Dec 6th. Something Red opens up with a Reception and Award Ceremony. As CC Willow, I have entered 2 art pieces

  • Redhead
  • Tent at World Beat

2017 National Novel Writing Month AKA NaNoWriMo

For NaNoWriMo, I am finishing my first draft of “Everybody Likes Pie” – a fantasy of when xenophobia & racism blossom in the turist town of Pie, Oregon.

2017 November Poem-A-Day Challenges AKA NovPAD2017

Just completed 30 days of three PAD Challenges! Now to polish them & submit them into the NovPAD Chapbook Contest!

2017 Westminster Festival of Fine Arts

This was my second year participating as an artist in the prestigious Westminster Festival of Fine Arts as CC Willow. I entered eight paintings:

2017 Paint The Town/Write The Town

Paint The Town / Write The Town is an annual summer event sponsored by Artists in Action & partnered with Mid-Willamette Poet Society. It ran June though September with about 15 events and resulted in the October Paint The Twon/Write The Town gallery show at Elsinore Gallery

As CC Willow, I submitted three artworks –

  • Bridge at Springer Botanical
  • Tent at World Beat
  • Doan’s Vista.

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As Ariel, I submitted the three poems:

  • Feather’s in the Grass
  • Ducks at Springer
  • Deirdra’s Heart

– which I read at the Oct 7th Write The Town Poetry Reading (also in Gallery 444 at Elsinore.

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