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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 www.writersontheedge.org.

*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; doneal@tricityherald.com

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