Workshop for 150 high school students will feature a keynote address from poet

The Arts Alliance of Yamhill County will bring together a group of budding student scribes from high schools across the county for a one-day conference called "Fire Writers."

The Jan. 14 conference, which will feature a keynote address from Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford, will host 150 students and a few teachers from each school gathering at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg for workshop sessions taught by professional writers, college professors and high school teachers. The sessions will be in the morning and afternoon, with a lunch panel in between highlighting programs and careers for writers.

Students will learn, write, network and develop methods to continue growing their writing practice beyond the conference. There will be nine morning and nine afternoon workshops that students had to pre-register for, plus a teacher workshop with Stafford.

For more information, email Deborah Weiner at the AAYC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Arts & Leisure briefs

Holiday market on tap

The annual Newberg Holiday Market will run from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the ballroom at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St.

The market features local vendors, farmers and artisans. The event is organized by the Newberg Downtown Coalition.

Treelighting ceremony set for Saturday

The 34th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cultural District between Sheridan and Howard streets. There will be a craft sale in the library, ornament making, a holiday bazar and other events.

Chorus will perform in county starting Nov. 30

The Dayton Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas Revels next week. The dessert theater and concert performance features musicians from around the area.

The concerts are at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 1. Admission is $10 and includes a dessert and hot mulled cider for a toast. For reservations call 503-679-9328.

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