Upcoming Workshop

Southern Oregon’s monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of the month, September through June (minus December) at:

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers
140 S. 3rd St
Central Pt, OR 97502
Morning presentations are from 10 am to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops are from 1:30 to 4:30.
All are welcome to attend. Members attend morning presentations for free as part of their membership. Visitors are invited to contribute $5.

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

Emily Grosvenor “Structuring Your Memoir”

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…

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


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…

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


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,…

Saturday October 10, 2015: Bill Sullivan presents “Writing for a Living” and “Beating Writer’s Block”

Presentation: Writing for a Living 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  What is the secret to making a living as a writer? Join author Bill Sullivan for a nuts-and-bolts look at diverse ways to succeed as a writer. Find out: Mistakes authors often make—and key choices to avoid trouble. Tips on working with agents and publishers.…

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.…