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Tualatin library hosts presentation by Laurence Overmire


The Northwest Writers and Publishers Association is teaming up with the Tualatin Public Library to present “The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action” for authors, publishers and others in the book industry.

Self-publishers, marketers, journalists, artists, authors and aspiring authors are welcome to this event that will take place Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 S.W. Martinazzi Ave.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Author Laurence Overmire talks about his latest book, 'The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action,' as it relates to the publishing industry during an event Tuesday night at the Tualatin Public Library.

The  world of publishing is changing rapidly. Huge, corporate publishing houses no longer wield the exclusive power they once had. Now fresh voices are making themselves heard by publishing independently and claiming creative and artistic control of their own work.

Author Laurence Overmire talks about his latest book, “The One Idea That Saves The World: A Call to Conscience and A Call to Action,” as it relates to the publishing industry.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Overmire will speak about: Avoiding the long wait to get your book published by a corporate house when you can do it yourself and pocket a larger percentage of the profits; and how independent authors and publishers can help one another to get work out there and make a positive impact on improving the world.

Overmire is an accomplished poet, author, actor, director, educator and genealogist. As an actor, he has appeared on stage, film and television, most notably on “Broadway in Amadeus,” as well as the network soap operas, “All My Children” and “Loving.”

His award-winning poetry has been widely published in hundreds of journals, magazines and anthologies worldwide. Known to many for his weekly segments as poet-in-residence on the “Jeff Farias Show,” Overmire is an advocate for peace, justice, human and animal rights, and the environment.

The event is free for association members and students ages 17 and younger. Admission is $5 for member’s guests and $10 for others.

For more information about this presentation, visit northwestwriterspublishers.weebly.com or call 503-913-6006.



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