PORTLAND - Willamette Writers and Oregon Writers Colony are teaming up for the second annual Writers Faire 2004. This event is organized to help regional writers promote and sell their books. Set in a fun, relaxed atmosphere, the gathering will give published and nonpublished authors a forum to network with their peers. The venue offers many more tables than last year, greatly increased space, a large free parking area, and a convenient location on the Tri Met bus line.

The Writers Faire 2004 takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Kliever National Guard Armory, 10000 N.E. 33rd Drive.

The gathering is intended to be an all-inclusive event for the Northwest writing community. Members of Willamette Writers and the Oregon Writers Colony may sign up for free table space. Nonmembers, publishers and other writers' organizations may reserve a display table for a nominal fee, then offer their members the opportunity to sell their books at that table.

New to the Faire this year is the "Meet the Author" raffle. Buy raffle tickets to spend an hour with your favorite author.

Authors appearing this year include Jean Auel, Phil Margolin, Molly Gloss, Steve Perry and Larry Brooks.

There is no charge for admission and the book-buying public is encouraged to attend. For information, e-mail Sue Bronson at susanb@sterling.net or Jan Paeth at whiskers16@juno.com, or visit www.willamettewriters.com

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