Meetings & Workshops

Meetings are held 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. Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at:
Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
8:30 p.m., Drawing for Free Gift
8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing
Chapter meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students. Suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Information about monthly member meetings in Portland, Southern Oregon, Salem, the Coast, and Corvallis can be found on their websites.

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…

26 June: CANCELLED: Mystique of Critique Workshop

CANCELLED Not enough people signed up to hold the event. We apologise for the inconvenience   The Mystique of Critique Decoding the Rules of Constructive Criticism Learn How to Create and Collaborate with a Creative Critique Community – and corral those alliterations in the process! Sunday June 26, 1-3 pm $35 members/$55 nonmembers To register,…

2 June: Author Gala Celebration & Reading

Join us for the 3rd annual Author Gala Celebration & Reading! Thursday, 2 June 7-9 pm at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 Light refreshments and excellent company! Free and open to the public; suggested donation: a new or gently used children’s book for our Books for Kids program Our 2016 Readers! Valerie…

Next Meeting 5 May: Practical Magic with Gina Ochsner

Practical Magic From Hawthorne and Poe to Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and Karen Russell, Magic Realism is a robust literary tradition. But just what makes Magic Realism both magical and realistic has sparked literary controversy for readers and writers alike. In this class we will not only discuss the principles, narrative design, and dynamics of stories written…