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November 2016

“Deeper Characterization” with Zee Nickerson

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host psychologist and substantive editor, Zee Nickerson, who will be presenting "Deeper Characterization," A look at the unconscious psychology that makes a character act and perceive the world as they do. Morning Session on "Deeper Characterization" 10:00 a.m.…

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January 2017

Meeting Postponed Due to to Weather.

January 7
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10

OUR JANUARY 7TH MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON OUR WEBSITE SOON FOR DETAILS ON THE NEW DATE AND TIME. Open 2017 with a laugh! On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders,…

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February 2017

“Story Punch and The Irreconcilable Self” with Eric Witchey

February 4
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10
Creativity - Eric Witchey

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Eric Witchey, Award-winning writer and author of Bull’s Labyrinth, will describe and demonstrate the use of conflicted psychology as a driver for story and as an essential part of developing powerful climaxes. Morning Meeting (9:30-noon) In the morning, Mr. Witchey will discuss and demonstrate the relationship between the irreconcilable self,…

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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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One event on February 25, 2017 at 9:00am

$495

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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March 2017

Southern Oregon: “Structuring Your Memoir” with Emily Grosvenor

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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$10

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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April 2017

Southern Oregon: Adding Humor to your Writing with Mark Saunders

April 1
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10

Rescheduled due to popular demand! On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders, who will present "Adding humor to Your Writing." Morning session: “15 Ways of Adding Humor to your Writing” 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free for members,…

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Portland: First Page Critique Session

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lombard Pub, St
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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On Thursday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m., USA Today bestselling author Linda Needham and literary agent Rachel Letofsky will be live-critiquing manuscript first pages at the Lombard Pub. Fourteen slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up here. The event is free and open to all writers. This event previews two of our over…

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May 2017

Southern Oregon: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” with Fonda Lee

May 6
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10

On Saturday, May 6th at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Fonda Lee. Morning presentation from 10 a.m. to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Morning session: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members,…

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Eugene Workshop: “The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue” with Tex Thompson

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your…

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July 2017

Spring 2017 Pitching Workshop with Cynthia Whitcomb

July 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215
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Saturday, July  29, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop starts promptly at 9 a.m. Location: Tabor Space, Muir Hall Cost $50 For All Types of Writing Cynthia Whitcomb has sold dozens of projects by pitching them. Her students have gone on to sell even more. Whether it’s…

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