Willamette Writers Southern Oregon

Patricia Marshall: Introduction to Self-Publishing: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Morning Presentation: Ten Essential Steps from Finished Manuscript to Published Book. Self-publishing is a complex task that goes far beyond writing a book. We’ll cover the basic issues that self-publishing authors need to address, including:  Preparing your manuscript for publishing. Creating compelling covers. Getting your book to market. Afternoon Workshop: Introduction to Self-Publishing with CreateSpace.…

What A Year It Will Be!

We’re excited to announce our line-up of speakers for Spring 2015: February 7: Fiona Kenshole: How to Hook an Agent. March 7: Patricia Marshall: Self Publishing: 10 Essential Steps from Manuscript to Published Book. April 4: Midge Raymond: Everyday Book Marketing Strategies for Promoting Your Book During Your Regularly Scheduled Life. May 2: Elizabeth Lyon:…

Saturday, January 10, 2015: Ray Rhamey and Molly Best Tinsley

Morning Presentation: Three Keys to Compelling Storytelling With Author, Editor and Book Designer Ray Rhamey. Writing is different than “storytelling.” You can write beautiful English and sumptuous descriptions and crisp dialogue but, as literary agent Kristen Nelson says, “I think writers assume that good writing is enough. Well, it’s not.” Using instructions packed with examples…

Saturday, November 1–Vincent Craig Wright presents: “You Already have a Voice”

SATURDAY, November 1st Workshop with Craig Wright.  Your voice will make the work original. Your voice is not too plain. Your voice is authentic. You use your voice everyday. Your voice is literary enough if… When: Morning Presentation:  Saturday, November 1,  10 am to 12 pm  AND Afternoon Workshop:  1:30 to 4:30 Making the Most: How…

Ashland Book and Author Festival

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR THIS EVENT. IT WAS GREAT TO MEET NEW WRITERS AND RECONNECT WITH FAMILIAR FACES. Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will be at the Ashland Book and Author Festival, Saturday September 20, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm. Join authors, publishers, and book-lovers from the Rogue Valley and beyond for…

Resources for Oregon Writers

Membership Associations – Local Willamette Writers: www.willamettewriters.com Oregon Writer’s Colony: www.oregonwriterscolony.org Oregon State Poetry Association: www.oregonpoets.org Membership Associations – Other Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America: www.sfwa.org Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): www.scbwi.org SCBWI’s Oregon Chapter: http://www.scbwior.com/ Local Support Organizations Oregon Literary Arts: www.literary-arts.org Soapstone – Women’s Retreat: www.soapstone.org Fishtrap – Winter & Summer Retreats: www.fishtrap.org Oregon Council for Humanities: www.oregonhumanities.org…

Publish or Perish: Book Publishing Panel & Online Presence Workshop, Sat. June 7

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers Presents Publish or Perish! Book Publishing Panel Discussion Saturday, June 7, 10 am to Noon (and afternoon workshop below) Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Legacy Publishing? Subsidy Publishing? Self-Publishing? Confused? You should be. With the contraction of traditional publishing houses, the rise of fee-based…