Manzanita Writers' Series Presents

Saturday, October 16th
4 p.m.
$10 Admission
via Zoom, registrants will receive a link to the event the day before

Join us for readings and a conversation with two pros in the short story genre.

For Writers–join Evan and Robin in the Wonder Garden at 11 a.m. in person, weather permitting, for a generative writing session.  THE 11 A.M. WRITING SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Evan Morgan Williams will be reading from his third collection, Stories of the New West.  The collection takes new risks with language and form, but the characters in these realistic fictions take the larger risks. Set mainly in the mountain west or along the Pacific shore (one story even occurs at the conjunction of the two), these stories depict characters struggling with risks; we read to learn their aftermath.

Stories of the New West was selected for publication by Meagan Lucas, author of Songbirds and Stray Dogs (Main Street Rag Press).

Evan Morgan Williams has published over fifty short stories in literary magazines famous and obscure. His first collection, Thorn, won 2013 Chandra Prize at BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City). The book went on to win a gold medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards. In 2018, Williams released a second collection, Canyons | Older Stories, in a limited print run. The book won a gold medal from the Next Generation Independent Book Awards. Stories of the New West is his third collection.


Robin Schauffler is a writer, a watercolor artist, a retired teacher, a lover of the outdoors, and (in pre-covid times) a traveler, based in Portland, Oregon. She is on the board of Street Books, a bicycle-powered mobile library serving people living outside. In 1997 she and her husband quit their jobs and moved to Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, where they lived and worked for three years. She has completed a collection of essays reflecting on that time in Mexico. Her fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in Open Spaces, Voicecatcher, Cargo Literary, Timberline Review, Whistling Shade, Hawaii Pacific Review, Aji, Ocotillo Review, The Fourth River, as feature articles in Street Roots, and forthcoming in Sky Island Journal and Silk Road Review.