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Cornelia Becker Seigneur~ Author.Speaker.Teacher.Editor.Connector

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  (Photo: Cornelia Seigneur) (This post originally appeared at The Essence of Faith & Culture Writers Conference -blog post) “Most people come to know only one corner of their room, one spot near the window, one narrow strip on which they keep walking back and forth.”-Rilke About a month before the start of the

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It was a tradition. Each year during the holiday season, Rolling Hills Community Church hosted a Christmas Drama for church members and the surrounding area Last year, however, there was no Christmas drama. This year, however, the tradition revives. Rick Tillman’s original screenplay and drama, “The Empty Box

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(Oregonlive News Brief West Linn Street Dance) In its sixth year, the West Linn Street Dance takes over much of the historic downtown Willamette area of West Linn on Saturday July 13. The  2008 inaugural Street Dance was a revival of a long ago tradition in the town of Willamette, as a celebration of the [...]

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    BY CORNELIA BECKER SEIGNEUR (Originally published in print edition of The Oregonian SW Weekly May 8, 2013) (PHOTO: Lakeridge High students Karalyn Gee (left) and Molly Zaninovich work on the Vans shoe design for the Local Flavor category, which will represent the Portland Rose Festival dragon boat races.Shan

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Don Jacobson is this month’s Writers Connection guest speaker on Thursday May 16 at 7 p.m. The former president and owner of Multnomah Publishers has been involved in the ministry of Christian publishing for over 25 years. While leading Multnomah Publishers for 14 years, Don worked with hundreds of authors and oversaw

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Our Writers Connection meets the fourth Thursday of this month, rather than the usual third Thursday. Join us Thursday April 25, from 7-8:30 pm. at  Rolling Hills Community Church, located at 3550 SW Borland Road in Tualatin. Our guest speaker is Michelle Watson, who just completed her manuscript for her book, Changing Gir

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Our Writers Connection meets the fourth Thursday of this month, rather than the usual third Thursday. Join us Thursday April 25, at 7 p.m. at  Rolling Hills Community Church, located at 3550 SW Borland Road in Tualatin. Writers Connection is an arts ministry designed to help encourage, inspire, connect and validate people

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(Opening night Kari Patterson and I-photo by Jeff Patterson) I am just coming off of the 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference Buzz! Such a whirlwind, such a wonderful time of connection, energy, fellowship, and camaraderie. People who attended came up to me during and after the conference and thank us for the great w

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One of my favorite writing quotes is by Martin Luther: “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” I think I have always appreciated the power of the pen, the strength of story and the wonder of Words. As we head into the weekend for Portland’s second Faith & Culture [...]

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I will be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio today April 1 by Maxine Marsolini at 2 p.m. about the  Faith & Culture Writers Conference on April 5-6 at Multnomah University. Here’s what they say about it on their website: Faith touching culture through multiple genre is what we’ll be talking about on 4/1. Writers a

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DAN MERCHANT is our featured guest speaker for this month’s Writers Connection, Thursday March 21 at 7 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church. Dan is an award-winning feature filmmaker (2009’s Lord, Save Us From Your Followers – Virgil Films) and authored the companion Lord, Save Us book (2008 – Thomas Nelson).

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My March 16, 2013 Oregonian Sports Spotlight found in Community News section: Oregonian Sports Spotlight on Ryan Shearmire (West Linn’s Ryan Shearmire (44) shoots over Central Catholic’s Austin Dyer (15) during the Boys 6A state championship game. Doug Beghtel/The Oregonian) SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Ryan Shearmire Age:

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(Originally published at OREGONIAN-WEBSITE-Liar/Lunatic story) Spoken word poet Phil Long, who is a featured presenter at our opening night at our FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS CONFERENCE brings his one man performance, Liar | Lunatic, to the Headswater Theater  LIAR/LUNATIC-HEADSWATER in Portland Friday March 15. The p

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It is so exciting to be back this year for the second Faith & Culture Writers Conference on April 5 and 6, 2013. FAITH & CULTURE WRITERS CONFERENCE REGISRATION And INFO I am especially grateful to be at Multnomah University where I serve as the faculty advisor for MUSE student publication, which I helped launch in

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When Ken Wytsma was an undergraduate engineering major, he had a health scare that caused him to re-evaluate the fast-paced fraternity partying way of life he enjoyed. He began reading the bible then attended a Christian conference where, his friends said upon his return, he “got religion.” Indeed, Wytsma counts this th

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(Originally published in print edition of The Oregonian, Feb. 16, 2013 SW Weekly Community News)OREGONIAN WEBSITE Robinwood Garden Grant Story (Photo by  Rachel Stark/The Oregonian) The Robinwood Garden recently received $7,800 from Clackamas County’s Healthy Eating Active Living grants program for continued work on

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Phil Long, who created the Jesus Poetry Slam, will be speaking at this month’s Faith & Culture Writers Connection, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.  The Washougal, Washington resident, who is also the director of the Sacrificial Poet Project, has performed in maximum-security prisons (as a guest), on univers

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(Originally published in print edition of The Oregonian, Feb. 9, 2013, found at:  Oregonlive.com STORY -) By Cornelia Seigneur, Special to The Oregonian February 09, 2013 Email Chad Dingle and his grandmother, Joan Callander, wrote a book together about addiction. (photo: Cornelia Seigneur/Special to The Oregonian) Chad Di

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Originally published in print edition of The Oregonian, Feb. 2, 2013 OREGONIAN STORY ON ANDREW RICE   Andrew Rice Name: Andrew Rice Age: 17 Hometown: Sherwood Grade/school: Junior, Sherwood High School Sport: Wrestling Coaches: William Taylor and Ryan Thomas Highlight of the season: “The highlight on my season was at

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Several plates had steaks painted on them. Some had a hamburger depicted on them. There were quite a number of plates with paintings of a variety of fish. One had a cigarette as its focus in the middle of the plate and another a cold glass of ice water. Then there was pizza and soda [...]

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We are BACK!! After our amazing 2011 first Faith & Culture Writers Conference at Western Seminary, we are back with the  2013 FAITH & CULTURE Writers Conference slated for Saturday April 6 at Multnomah University. Our featured speakers are Ken Wytsma – Non-fiction author/Justice Conference Founder Pamela Have

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My kid wanted an I-Pod 5 for Christmas. Before this he wanted a new computer for Christmas. But, then his only waking thought became an I-Pod 5. My kid is 9-years-old. He asked me many times. He sent me links to where I could get an I-Pod 5. He told his Granma that he wanted [...]

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Omi took me to the woods. My memories of times with my German Grandma on my mother’s side are walking on pine needle carpets along tree lined paths in Hessen Germany. She’d look for mushrooms on the way while she held her walking stick and as we meandered along on those paths in the woods, [...]

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Favorite author and speaker Margaret Feinberg Margaret Feinberg Website has a new book and 7-session Bible Study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God that releases on Christmas Day. She calls it your  personal invitation to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. The book w

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We started focusing on the Advent season a few years ago, which for us translates into each Sunday evening in December gathering around our dining room table and lighting a new candle on our  “Advent’s Kranz,” which is German for Advent’s wreath. Four candles arranged on the outside circle of the greenery and one t

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He walks to the door with his supervisor to let us in the locked rusty metal door double bolted entrance, which leads us through a cement-to-ceiling wired fence that takes us into a courtyard where deflated basketballs and wet picnic tables are pushed to the side. He hugs us.  “Welcome to my home.” Home for [...]

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 (This weekly athlete of the week feature I write was originally published in Dec. 1, 2012 print edition of The Oregonian, SW Weekly section Oregonian story link online)                                                              Name: Emily Hooper Age: 17 Where

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  (Originally published in Dec. 1, 2013 Oregonian SW Weekly Oregonian) The West Linn-Wllsonville School District’s annual middle school musical begins its 19th year with the production it started with in 1995 — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Auditions  for the April 2013 show involving  student

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(Originally published in Nov. 24, 2012 Oregonian newspaper SW Weekly, Cover story — Oregonian story link online As West Linn heads towards its 100-year anniversary as an incorporated city, members of the West Linn Centennial Planning Committee are asking community members to help create a centennial quilt, which will

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