Readings and Releases, from Nancy Woods

Nancy Woods visited the Writers’ Mill in February with members of the Woodshop Writers. She is an author and writing instructor in Portland, and she gave us the following handout of suggested places to give readings, send press releases, and generally advertise our work. Thank you Nancy?

Nancy Woods, Where Humor Is Queen

Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales From a Pacific Northwest Writer (available at Broadway Books and

Hooked on Antifreeze: True Tales About Loving and Leaving Alaska (available at

Publications to send press releases/calendar entries to:


  • Oregonian: or fax to 503-294-4097
  • Portland Tribune:
  • Willamette Week:,16417-ww-listings/today
  • Soapstone:

Additional options:

  • Participants’ Facebook pages and email lists
  • Create a Facebook event


Example of a calendar entry:


Authors to give presentations
Saturday March 15th 4:30 p.m.  Local Writers will read from their anthology, “Why in the Road–Forgive, Forget, Regrets.” The anthology is a diverse collection of humorous and emotional personal essays, poems and short fiction pieces. Free. Email or call Kerry McPherson at 503-528-6645. Kenton Library, Meeting Room 8226 N. Denver Ave.

Reading Venues:

Annie Bloom’s: 503-246-0053

Broadway Books:, 503-284-1726

Magnolia’s Corner (wine shop @ 4075 NE Sandy Blvd): email:;


Powell’s on Hawthorne: 3723 SE Hawthorne; 503-228-4651

St. John’s Booksellers:


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