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Your speech was powerful, personal, polished, and poetic. You took a subject that most of us choose not to examine and made it okay to look at, in fact to celebrate. I love looking at the rest of my life in a completely different light now, thanks to you.
— Motivational speaker Ken Streater is the author of The Gift of Courage


Literary muse Waterston brings a powerful voice to arts and humanities in Central Oregon. An award-winning author and poet, she teaches and inspires emerging writers of all ages. As founder and former director of the local nonprofit The Nature of Words, she has opened hearts and minds through creative writing classes and an annual literary festival.