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.

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.…

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…