Writer’s Panel at Write On Seaside

We came, we wrote, we spoke, we drank —so went the evening for six Oregon writers at the first annual fundraiser for the Seaside Library, Write On Seaside. Thank you to the organizers, it was a fun evening, and after two hours of writing from prompts, character names, and plot twists, provided by the audience, we were all ready for a glass of wine.

Hats were the feature of the evening as our protagonist, Lizzy Miller, arrived in Seaside donning a hat with a bird’s nest and a blue and red striped bird. Some of the phrases we, the lucky writers, had to include were: Gypsy piano teacher, galoshes galore, Candy shop owner named Jeremy Rust, Check the bottom of your foot, One eyed cat named Bunky, Green walls peel, a talking racoon named Sawyer, Hard hats and bows, Quirky street performer named Karen Emerling, and Your stripper name.

We authors gave six readings, and the crowd was soon driven to drink. It seemed everyone had a good time and the library raised some money for their Radio Frequency Identification System, Adult fiction books in Spanish, and Book Bundle Backpacks for the Children’s Room. If you missed the frivolity you can make up for it by going to www.seasidelibrary.org and making a donation.

Participating Writers, (Diana Kirk, Melissa Ousley, Brian Ratty, Jim Stewart, Deb Vanasse, Nickolai Vasilieff)

About Nickolai Vasilieff

Nickolai Vasilieff is a freelance writer and author. He can be found writing in a cabin, on the banks of the Necanicum River in Northwest Oregon. In addition to small business consulting and freelance writing, he is currently finishing a Y.A. novel - The San Juan Express - to be released in 2014. Over the past forty years he has built and managed eleven companies including drafting/engineering, import/export, retail, international distribution, and business and market development for high-tech applications in the USA, Europe and Asia. Nick has also traveled to over thirty countries including a one-year around-the-world trip living out of a backpack. He draws on this experience as a consultant and an author. He currently is Managing Partner in Vasilieff Consulting Group and spends most of his time traveling and writing.

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