Willamette Writers Southern Oregon

September Meeting-History of Publishing with Edwin Battistella

The following books and media were mentioned during Professor Edwin Battistella’s lecture and workshop. If you are interested in the topic of the history of publishing consider these further resources. Non-Fiction The Printing Press as an Agent of Change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein The Book: The Life Story of a…

PUBLISHING, POSITIONING, AND THE BUSINESS OF WRITING

Edwin Battistella, Author and Professor of Linguistics and Writing at SOU. Saturday, September 10, 2016 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Morning Presentation: “Why the History of Publishing Matters” 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors From the time of Gutenberg, and before, publishing has been a business,…

Diving Deep: Emotion in Fiction

Susan Kelly, Writing Coach and Developmental Editor Saturday, June 4, 2016 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Morning Presentation: “Diving Deep I: Emotion in Fiction” 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors Dale Carnegie once said, “When dealing with people, let us remember we are not…

Literary Agent Michael Larsen

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Literary Agent Michael Larsen Thriving in the Golden Age for Writers Saturday, April 2, 2016 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Ten Commandments That Guarantee Success” 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors   Now is the best time ever to be a writer, but you…

All Things Publishing

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Author Panel and Breakout Sessions with Small Press Publishers Saturday, March 5, 2016 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Morning Panel Discussion:  10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.  Free to members, $10.00 to visitors A panel of small press publishers from Southern Oregon Literary Alliance will discuss various aspects of publishing and…

Spring 2016 Schedule of Speakers

January 9:  Jennifer Margulis.  Award-winning investigative journalist and author/editor of six non-fiction books. Published in Smithsonian, New York Times, and Washington Post. Morning: “A New Paradigm for the New Year: Bluff, Cheat, and Fail Your Way to Becoming a More Successful Writer.” An interactive lecture about breaking the rules and breaking into the big time.…

Saturday, February 6, 2016: Jennifer Blanchard presents “Taking Story to the Next Level with Story Structure”

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Morning Presentation: “A Look at Story Structure.” Story structure is one of those things you know you need in story, but you may not know how to make work. In this presentation, you will learn what story structure is, how it works, and see a full deconstruction of the story structure for the bestselling novel,…