Workshops

Willamette Writers offers a variety of popular workshops to develop your skills in a small group environment. Portland workshops are typically held Winter/Spring at the Willamette Writers’ Cynthia Whitcomb House in West Linn at 2108 Buck Street. Reservation and payment are required to attend, and WW members receive a discount.

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For detailed information about meetings and workshops at our chapters, check out the websites for the Mid-Valley, Salem, the Coast, Southern Oregon, and Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis.

Spring Fling for Willamette Writers at Attic Institute

Spring Fling at the Attic

If you’ve been looking for a great excuse, I mean, opportunity to delve deeply into your writing and prepare for the Willamette Writer’s Conference under the watchful eye of a fabulous teacher, look no further. The Attic Institute, at 40th & Hawthorne, offers workshops in many literary genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and essay, led by…

Writing Visually | FiLMLaB Workshop With Randall Jahnson

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Writing Visually FiLMLaB Workshop with Randall Jahnson Are you ready for part two of our FiLMLaB workshop series? Then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are a novelist or a screenwriter, writing visually is an important technique to have in your writer’s toolbox. When you are writing for short films, like the Willamette Writers…

Short Script Writing Workshop

Join veteran screenwriter Randall Jahnson and FiLMLaB Exec. Producer Ruth Witteried for this informative workshop on short script writing. Not only will you learn the fundamentals of short form and creating cinematic scenes, you’ll have an opportunity to put it to the test with in-class writing exercises. This is a great way to start your…

Cynthia Whitcomb Offers Fall 2016 Screenwriting Workshop

Screenwriting WorkshopSix Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, and 22 Cost $495 Location: Cynthia’s Home in North Wilsonville From Idea to Completed Script Includes structure, scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character development, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning scenes, how to write great openings, great endings,…

Fantastic Holiday Book Fair Schedule

For three nights, from December 2nd to December 4th, Willamette Writers will host events for all book lovers with author readings, book signings, and free workshops in honor of the Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Clackamas Town Center. Join us as we celebrate writing with Heidi Schulz, Paige McKenzie, Tina Connolly, Phil…

NaNoWriMo From the Inside

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by Kim Switzer National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fast and wild writing challenge that happens every November. People across the planet write their hearts out, trying to complete a 50,000 word novel in thirty days. Have you tried NaNoWriMo? You should—it’s a great way to get your words flowing and get your stories…

Your Author Platform Strategy

Presented by Orit Ofri Saturday, July 18 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $25 for Willamette Writers Members, $35 for Nonmembers Pre-registration is required. Email midvalleyww@gmail.com to register. To register, please send your name, email, and let us know if you need special accomodations. Currently the workshop is in a location with stairs in downtown Eugene.…

Your Author Platform Strategy Workshop in Salem – Saturday, June 13

The Salem Chapter presents a workshop to help you succeed in today’s dynamic publishing world. Take advantage of great pricing for Willamette Writers members. Your Author Platform Strategy | presented by Orit Ofri | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Salem Public Library The concept of the Author Platform can be overwhelming and confusing, especially for…

Cynthia Whitcomb’s Pitching Class

Cynthia Whitcomb Pitching WorkshopFor All Types of Writing Saturday August 1 9 am to 3 pm Cost $50 Location: TaborSpace, Muir Hall Cynthia has sold dozens of projects by pitching them. Her students have gone on to sell even more. Whether it’s a novel, non-fiction book or screenplay, a great pitch can help you hit…