Shaindel tries to stay actively involved in the writing community by conducting workshops, giving readings, and doing school visits for students from elementary school through the university level. Check back frequently for updated events.


Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18, 2013

Oregon Writers Colony “Mentor in the House” program

For the weekend, Ms. Beers will live and write at the Colonyhouse, a historic log cabin on the Oregon Coast at Rockaway Beach, and will be available for personally tailored hour-long consultations with each retreat participant. In addition to plenty of time to write over the weekend, an optional Saturday night sharing allows participants to workshop their writing in a relaxed atmosphere with the mentor and other retreat-goers.
The cost of the retreat is $150 for members, and $190 for non-members. (The non-member price includes a one-year OWC membership.) This price includes shared lodging at the Colonyhouse. Participants are expected to provide their own food and bedding. A communal meal may be arranged with the consent of the mentor.

Please see
Oregon Writers Colony’s Mentor in the House program
for more information.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver, WA Poetry Group Hosts Shaindel Beers and David Filer

Shaindel Beers will read from her 2013 second collection, The Children’s War, and her previous collection, A Brief History of Time. She is an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, and serves as Poetry Editor of Contrary. David Filer will read from his 2012 collection, The Fear of Love. He’s a retired lawyer and former English teacher, and devotes proceeds from his book sales to his wife’s Kenya-based HIV prevention and orphan support initiative, The Imani Project.

This event runs from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Vancouver, WA. The store has a cafe. Your hosts are Rainy Knight and David Hill. There are open mic slots. If you want to do an open mic, please rehearse a two to three-minute act.

The store is in the Vancouver Plaza complex. The address is 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662.


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