The second annual Compose Creative Writing Conference takes place Saturday, June 1, at Clackamas Community College. On Friday, May 31, A Hemingway Feast dinner will be held.

Both events are open to the public.

The free, daylong Creative Writing Conference on June 1 will feature local writers who will discuss comics, songwriting, memoirs, publishing, fiction, poetry, playwriting and Hemingway. Registration for the conference begins Wednesday, May 15, and is available at A complete schedule of the conference is available at

A Hemingway Feast dinner will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Gregory Forum. This will be the first public viewing of an original, unpublished letter written by Hemingway and sent to his friend and hunting companion Charles Thompson. The letter was composed on stationery from the Inglaterra Restaurant-Cafe-Bar in Havana in 1933.

Hemingway’s letter was donated to the college foundation earlier this year by Larry Peterson, who will be honored during the evening. The event includes dinner, music, literary trivia and more. Seating for the Hemingway Feast is limited. Tickets are $50 and reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased at

The Creative Writing Conference and the Hemingway Feast are sponsored by the CCC English Department. For more information about the Hemingway dinner, please contact Sue Mach, 503-594-3262.

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