Claire Willett

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Claire Willett is an award-winning playwright from Portland, Oregon whose works include the play Dear Galileo; the musical Carter Hall; the chamber opera The Witch of the Iron Wood; and The Demons Down Under the Sea, a stage adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee.” The Rewind Files is her first novel. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) and currently lives in her hometown of Portland where she collects Liberace memorabilia, spends way too much money at Powell’s Books, freelances as a marketing and development consultant for arts nonprofits and spent eight years as a Catholic youth minister.

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Mia (Maria) Claire, I luv your default sketch picture!! That is awesome! missed ya at Wild Waves today!!
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Mia (Maria) Hi Claire,
Wow, you hae a lot of books on your good reads! I just started so I have only put a few up! I really like good reads!! Thanks for adding me as your friend!
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message 5: by Evan

Evan I was going to yell at you for reading Jesse's X-mas gift to you & not mine, but then I remembered that I didn't give you anything readable (magnets don't really count, I guess). Whoops. So you'd better be wearing the shirt I gave you while you read, or there will be T.R.O.U.B.L.E.

(that spells "trouble," or, if you don't understand that, "trubs")


message 4: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:55PM)

Sarah How much do I love all of your books on Catholicism? I'm totally going to bite your style and read everything on your Catholic shelf... just as soon as I get these silly little grad school applications turned in. Mwah.


message 3: by cat (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:32PM)

cat how did i not know that there were actual pictures of the tandem-bicycle-incident???


message 2: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:54AM)

Sarah No, I did not hand craft this fine looking sandwich. I just Google imaged "turkey sandwich" and this one looked way tasty. But way to go on keeping current with my tastes.


message 1: by Evan (last edited Aug 25, 2016 10:54AM)

Evan Thanks to goodreads, I now know that we are precisely 2436 miles away from each other. Crazy, huh? Couldn't you move 14 miles west (say, Beaverton?), so it would be an even 2450?


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