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Next Meeting Mar 2: How to Market to Book Clubs

The 100 Book Club Challenge: A New Dimension for Marketing Your Book  Learn the mechanics of marketing to book clubs from Danuta Pfeiffer and Kathleen Cremonesi, two award-winning authors who will explain how to get the word out, set goals, optimize the venue, keep the sales going, and gauge your success. About the Presenters Kathleen…

Next Meeting Jan 5th: Mindset Mastery with Michael Michel

Mindset Mastery: Overcome Your Stopping Points WEATHER UPDATE 2:30 pm: MEETING IS STILL ON TONIGHT!  We’ve got hot cocoa! Please drive carefully as side streets are icy. Imagine for a moment what it would be like to discover that all the scary “stories” you tell yourself–the ones that go, “It won’t work out for you as…

Next Meeting 3 Nov: So You Think You Might Want To Self-Publish

“So You Think You Might Want To Self-Publish?” Hints and Tips from Jennifer Chambers & Pat Edwards of Groundwaters Publishing You’ve always loved to write… and you are thinking about sidestepping traditional publishing to go with a self-publishing model. Jennifer and Pat will share pros, cons, preparation, and design, and give you a primer on marketing, from…

Next Meeting Oct 6: On Being a Pantser with Ann Simas

Discovery writing can lead to surprising and satisfying stories, but it’s helpful to have a few strategies in place to identify pot-holes and wrong-turns from the worth-while side-trips. OCTOBER IS WRITING GROUP SPEED-DATING! Looking for a writing group? Need more writers for an existing group? Join us for this fast-paced match-up! We’ll make matches from 6:30…

Mid-Valley WW Workshop: Nuts & Bolts of Fiction Writing

Join us for our new 5-week writing workshop! The Nuts & Bolts of Fiction Writing Learn and practice the building blocks of fiction—character, plot, dialogue, setting, and point of view. This supportive class combines short lecture, reading model stories, writing exercises and discussion, and peer workshop to help you master the basics of story writing. Each student will…

Wordcrafters Presents New Memoir Classes with Melissa Hart! Ready to start writing your memoir? Memoirist Melissa Hart teaches participants how to choose a theme and/or era around which to shape your book. She’ll help you deepen your understanding of setting, characterization, dialogue, narrative arc, and theme. Using examples from published memoir, she’ll discuss chapter and overall book structure and…

3 July: Poets’ Corner at Art & the Vineyard

Check out the Poets’ Corner, part of the Oregon Authors at Art & The Vineyard. Stop by and meet the authors: Catherine McGuire, Katharine Valentino, C. Steven Blue, Janice D. Rubin, Charles R. Castle Jr., Adam Levon Brown. Art & the Vineyard: the annual Eugene summer event benefiting Maude Kerns Art Center: http://www.artandthevineyard.org Share this with…

Tues, 10 May: An Evening with NYT Bestselling Author Ben Fountain

An evening with NY Times bestselling author Ben Fountain Writer and best-selling author Ben Fountain will visit Eugene as the Oregon Humanities Center’s Kritikos Lecturer in the Humanities. Fountain is the author of an award-winning collection of short stories titled Brief Encounters with Che Guevara (2007), as well as a powerful and highly acclaimed debut novel, Billy Lynn’s…

28 April Deadline for Authors Gala Celebration Readers

Reading Submission Guidelines Readers must have a current Willamette Writers membership in good standing. The goal is to feature our members’ awards and publishing successes. How to tell if your work qualifies: It has an ISBN (novel, non-fiction, poetry, short story collections); or was published in a journal or magazine of note. Your self-published or…