Recent Meetings

Southern Oregon’s workshops 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 workshops in Portland, Mid-Valley, Salem, the Coast, and Corvallis can be found on their websites.

Saturday, April 4, 2015: Midge Raymond presents Everyday Book Marketing

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Strategies for Promoting Your Book During Your Regularly Scheduled Life.  Morning lecture: Book marketing begins before publication. Learn a range of marketing basics, from author websites and blogs to event opportunities. Develop marketing strategies that fit in with your regularly scheduled life. You’ll learn how to: Promote your book on an everyday basis Keep the tasks of book…

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…

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…

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…

The Journey of a Book: From Start to Finish with Debra Gordon Zaslow, April 5

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers Presents: The Journey of a Book: From Start to Finish    With Memoir Author Debra Gordon Zaslow Join storyteller and author Debra Gordon Zaslow as she takes you on the bumpy, crazy, discouraging, surprising, uplifting, and compelling sixteen year journey of writing a memoir and getting it published by White Cloud…

The Business of Being an Author: 10 Secrets of Success With Award-Winning Writer Jennifer Margulis, March 1

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers Presents: The Business of Being an Author:  10 Secrets of Successful Writers (The Good, The Bad, The Uncomfortable) With Award-Winning Writer Jennifer Margulis — Saturday, March 1 How to build your platform How to get an agent (yes, you really need one) Why you need an editor How to get a…