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October 2019

Newport: Maren Bradley Anderson

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Alternative Writing Tools When we think about writing, we usually think about pens and keyboards, but both present challenges for people with different abilities, including those suffering from repetitive strain injuries or arthritis, who have visual differences, or who cannot sit for long periods of time. At the Oct. 20 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast…

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Vancouver: How to Make Self-publishing Work for You with Carolyn L. Dean

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How to Make Self-publishing Work for You There are many paths up the mountain to becoming a successful author, just as there are many definitions of success. Carolyn will be addressing several facets of self-publishing, including feasibility and profitability, individual goals and how to achieve them, how to avoid common pitfalls and scams, and more.…

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Eugene: Using Video to Connect with Your Audience with Joanna Bartlett

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Video to Connect with Your Audience This is our Fall Workshop. Video is a great way to connect with your audience and create relationships with your readers. When readers see you on video, something magical happens: you become a real person they connect with. That emotional engagement turns them into super fans. But video…

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Corvallis: Brenna Crotty

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Publishing for Social Justice CALYX Press is a non-profit publication dedicated to providing a platform to women and non-binary writers. Our goal is to highlight diversity in a variety of demographics by selecting materials from a wide range of authors, which changes the way we approach the slush pile. Our editorial collective is not only…

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November 2019

YWW Portland: Emily Suvada

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Twists and bombshells and cliffhangers, oh my! New, permanent time and place for Young Willamette Writers! Saturday, November 2, at 1:00 at the Bridgeport Village Barnes & Noble bookstore. Join me for a workshop on story structure that dives beyond beats and focuses on pacing and tension to find ways to make your story compelling…

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Corvallis: Poetry of Place, and Handling Submissions with John Sibley Williams

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Poetry of Place, and Handling Submissions In the first part of the program, Williams will address poetry of place with a discussion of how natural and constructed landscapes affect our identities and shape our writing. This workshop will include the study of diverse poems that successfully employ place as a metaphor for the human condition.…

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