Lana Ayers

Lana Ayers

Art Accelerated will host another monthly Writers’ Meetup on Wednesday, Feb. 6, facilitated by Lana Hechtman Ayers, a poet, novelist, publisher and time-travel enthusiast.

Ayers will be using the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, which offers a safe, non-competitive setting open to risk taking.

“Fresh and vivid writing more easily comes out of this kind of environment,” she said. “In the words of AWA founder Pat Schneider: ‘Craft is knowing when to revise a manuscript and when to leave it alone, but art is the fire in the mind that puts the story on the page in the first place.’”

A Cape Meares resident, Ayers enjoys the Pacific Northwest’s bountiful rain and abundant coffee shops. She offers generative writing workshops, leads salons for book groups and teaches at writers’ conferences.

The meetup, which is free and open to all, will run from 6 to 8 pm at the new Art Annex, just behind the gallery at {span class=”LrzXr”}1906{/span} Third Street.

For more information, contact Christine Harrison at 503-815-1642 or go to

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