Writing News and Announcements

For free humorous science fiction and fantasy reads check out these links.

Upcoming Workshops


The Clowning Linguist

How to Write Humor

Saturday, September 30th, 10-1 pm

Downtown campus, Rm 303


A real laugh riot! Short, fun and informative! Try out various exercises and techniques to incorporate humor into your writing. Develop new skills to make others laugh and be entertained.

Questions? Email: sarina@sarinadorie.com


The Clowning Linguist is Coming to Portland

Tuesday, October 3

Willamette Writers Portland Chapter

Location: Old Church 1422 SW 11th Ave. Portland

The presentation is from 7- 8 pm. Book signings, silent auctions, or other events are held in the back room after the meeting until 8:30 p.m.

The speaker meetings are free to Willamette Writers members and full time students. Guests are asked for a $5 donation. 


The Clowning Linguist is Coming to Willamette Writers Salem Chapter

Wednesday, October 18

 Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Salem Public Library (Central Library, Anderson Room B).

Free Sale for Kindle on Amazon

March 7-March 8

Two Goodreads Giveaways

A Chance to Win a Steampunk Gift Basket

Details Below.

2017 has started off with a bang for my writing career. I have just signed a contract for WRATH OF THE TOOTH FAIRY with the publishing company REUTS. This is a debut novel in a world some readers might be familiar with from my short stories. If you enjoyed Confessions of the Orgasm Fairy (published on Tryptic Tales), Careers for Magical Creatures and Dear Jezzy, you will also enjoy the sassy, sexy humor of WRATH OF THE TOOTHFAIRY.

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers October Workshop in Central Point Oregon:

Short Description:

Thinking about writing short stories but don’t know where to start? Here is a great place to get the basics from someone with experience in this field.


Sarina Dorie has over 100 short stories published in the genres of fantasy, sci-fi, romance, humor, and non-fiction, has won numerous awards and has several published novels. Sarina has worked as an English, art and dance teacher, a copy editor at an advertising agency, and a writer. She joined her first critique group when she was sixteen, and has given workshops at theWillamette Writers, Romance Writers of America, Wordcrafters and various science fiction conventions like Worldcon and Gearcon.


Southern Oregon Willamette Writers

October 1st 

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St
Central Pt, OR 97502


Save the Date! The Willamette Writers on the River chapter is hosting a Spring Workshop on “The Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Selling Short Stories” with Sarina Dorie, April 30th, 10am-5pm at the Comfort Inn Suites in Corvallis. More info can be found here: http://willamettewriters.org/event/the-nuts-bolts-of-writing-and-selling-short-stories/

Upcoming author readings in Eugene include ongoing shows and special events. Readings are posted regularly and changes often


A young adult science fiction and fantasy book reading with three local authors.