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Published on March 14, 2017 12:50PM

Newport’s Writers on the Edge is seeking proposals from groups who would like to adopt the organization, which has been supporting writers and writing for 20 years.

The group’s popular monthly Nye Beach Writers series, which features successful writers doing readings, talks and workshops, has been on hiatus since June 2016, due to a shortage of volunteers and diminishing funds. New people are needed to bring it back to life.

“You can take WOE in whatever direction your literary muse leads you,” said outgoing president Sue Fagalde Lick, “whether it’s readings, workshops, open mics, critique groups, or social gatherings.”

Founded under the guidance of Carla Perry, Writers on the Edge has a long history of supporting literature on the Oregon Coast and has hosted writers including Cheryl Strayed, Chuck Palahniuk and Brian Doyle.

Lick said whoever takes over will start with a good reputation, an existing 501c3 nonprofit organization with all the paperwork and taxes up to date, an extensive mailing list, audio and video equipment, and miscellaneous meeting materials, including the coffee pot.

Proposals and questions should be emailed to woewriters@gmail.com or sent by mail to Writers on the Edge, 428 NW 17th Street, Newport, OR 97365, no later than April 30.

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