AUTHOR TELLS HOW TO TURN REJECTIONS INTO SUCCESS
Portland author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will discuss “Turning No to Yes” at the June 18 meeting of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library.
Duclos-Yourdon produced seven manuscripts before publishing his debut novel, Froelich’s Ladder, with Forest Avenue Press in August 2016. Speaking humorously and without a trace of bitterness, he will discuss his experience getting published, his working relationship with publisher Laura Stanfill, and how to remain upbeat in the face of rejection.
A freelance editor and technical expert, Duclos-Yourdon received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Underneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. Froelich’s Ladder is his debut novel.
Willamette Writers thanks the Sylvia Beach Hotel, Hallmark Hotel, and Elizabeth Street Inn for donating lodging for their authors and the Newport Public Library for providing a monthly meeting space.