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Kevin Sampsell and Monica Drake on Leading a Literary Life

Notes from the conversation between Kevin Sampsell And Monica Drake about leading a literary life at Willamette Writers Portland’s Monthly Meeting, February 07, 2017, by member Amy Foster Myer. In the month’s meeting in Portland, Kevin Sampsell and Monica Drake touched on a subject close to the heart of many writers – leading a literary life and its very important cousin – being a good literary citizen. Being a Good Literary Citizen Being a good literary citizen is all about supporting other writers, buying their books, going to their readings, and cheering on the successes of each of our counterparts while working toward our own literary goals. Both authors agreed that good writers must do these four things: Read –…

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Cynthia Whitcomb Spring 2017 Screenwriting Workshop Opens Feb. 25

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Six Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 Cost $495 Location: Cynthia's Home in North Wilsonville From Idea to Completed Script Includes structure, scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character development, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning scenes, how to write great openings, great endings, big…

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Meeting with Oregon Trail Novelist Janet Fisher

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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On Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2-4 p.m. join Willamette Writers Oregon Coast at the Newport Public Library for a meeting with Oregon Trail novelist Janet Fisher. Please Note: This Meeting is on the 4th Sunday and not the 3rd Sunday. Oregon Trail Novelist Visits Willamette Writers Janet Fisher, author of two historical novels based on settlers coming west via…

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Meeting with Literary Agent Brian Tibbetts

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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On Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m., join Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis for a meeting with literary agent Brian Tibbetts. Bring your questions! The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall. In this world of e-books, publishing conglomerates, and contracts so unreadable only a lawyer knows what they say,…

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Danuta Pfeiffer and Kathleen Cremonesi on How to Market to Book Clubs

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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Click here to learn more about Mid-Valley Willamette Writers in Eugene. About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series Meeting Date & Schedule Typically the First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May. No meetings in December, July, or August. 6:30-7:00 p.m. Social Time and Refreshments…

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Emily Grosvenor “Structuring Your Memoir”

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Emily Grosvenor "Structuring Your Memoir" Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Structuring Your Memoir” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Structure is the backbone of story. As a genre, memoir opens up perhaps the widest avenues for structure of any book-length…

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Willamette Writers Portland Monthly Meeting – Satire with Mark Russell and Gigi Little

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Satire with City of Weird

Make me Laugh: Satire in a Dangerous World It’s not easy making people laugh, especially with satire. You have to not only be aware of what people think is funny, you also have to know how far you can take a joke. Where is the point between laughter and shock? How can we engage humor, irony,…

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Young Willamette Writers Portland Monthly Meeting

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Young Willamette Writers in Portland meets at the same time and place as the adult Willamette Writers meetings, normally on the first Tuesday of the month from September through June. We meet from 7 – 8 pm at The Old Church in downtown Portland at SW 11th and Clay. Please understand that schedules can change and we do our best to keep you…

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Salem: “Crowd-fund Your Book: Using Kickstarter to Find Your Audience and Publish Your Work” with Emily Grosvenor

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Kickstarter creator and author Emily Grosvenor walks you through the process of refining your book idea for the marketplace, identifying your audiences, launching your book project on Kickstarter, and making collaborative art creation work for you. About Our Speaker - ​Emily Grosvenor ​Emily Grosvenor is the author of Tessalation!, a children's math picture book funded by…

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Willamette Writers Newport Monthly Meeting – Details TBA

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month September-June; No meeting in December.
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Willamette Writers Oregon Coast in Newport meets on the third Sunday of the month, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. No meetings July, August & December. Details to be announced, so mark your calendar and check back later. Please understand that schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed. Interested? Join us! All writers welcome. Click…

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Willamette Writers Corvallis Monthly Meeting

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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We meet on the fourth Monday of each month. No meeting in August and December.
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) in Corvallis meets on the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. No meetings August. Details to be announced, so mark your calendar and check back later. Please understand that schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed. Interested? Join us! All writers…

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