Doug Fortier was a devoted friend to the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference. He was born November 22, 1946 in Manchester, New Hampshire and became stardust on April 29, 2022. In this special issue of Noyo Review, members of the MCWC community remember our friend, Doug.

The Writer’s Life of Doug Fortier

Lisa Locascio Nighthawk   —  MCWC Executive Director, 2018-present

Patti Jazanoski

Lynn Kiesewetter

Susan Bono   —  Founding Editor of Noyo River Review

Norma Watkins   —   Past MCWC Board President

Henri Bensussen

Mike Winn

Karen Lewis   —  MCWC Executive Director 2014-2016

Patty Joslyn

Susan Lundgren   —  President, Writers of the Mendocino Coast

Nancy Nelson and Lew Mermelstein

Jamie Ericson