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.
Cost
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.

Lorelle VanFossen – “Web Publishing & Social Media: Creating Online Presence”

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Saturday, October 7th, 2017 “Web Publishing & Social Media: Creating Online Presence” “Standards, Integration, and Publishing (oh my!)” 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors In today’s publishing world, a writer’s online platform is more important than ever. Join Lorelle…

Orit Ofri- Creating your Online Presence

June 3,2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Creating Your Online Presence” Morning session: 10AM-12PM (free for members, $10 for guests) “Start Your Author Platform.” In today’s publishing world writers need an Author Platform.If you’re ready to work on your platform (or want to know what an Author Platform…

Fonda Lee- “Story Driven World Building”

May 6,2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Story Driven World Building” Morning session: 10AM-12PM (free for members, $10 for guests) “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” Worldbuilding can feel like an overwhelming process. How do you create and convey a fictional world that is richly imagined and utterly…

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

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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…

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,…