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Newport writers group to welcome sister act

NEWPORT, Ore. -- The Nye Beach Writers group will feature a sister act at its next Writers' Series event Oct. 18 in Newport.

Poet Donna Henderson and travel writer Bonnie Henderson will entertain literary buffs starting at 7 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 N.W. Beach Drive in the Nye Beach area of Newport.

Donna Henderson is the author of a collection of poetry titled Transparent Women, which was produced on a letterpress from handset type, printed on fine paper and bound with a string.

The book was a finalist in the 1997 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Henderson holds a master's of fine arts degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She also earned a degree in social work from Portland State University.

Bonnie Henderson is the author of Best Hikes with My Kids: Oregon and Day Hiking: Oregon Coast. Her stories have appeared in such magazines as Backbacker, Women's Sports and Fitness, Coastal Living and Sunset.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for students.

The Nye Beach Writers' Series organization meets monthly and has members from all over the Northwest.

More information about the group is available at

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514;