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Willamette Writers on the River January 22 meeting

“What is (Your) Publishing Success?” Presented by Valerie Ihsan Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:30–8:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, Corvallis, OR Please use 9th Street parking lot entrance What does it mean to “make it” as an author? What about your publishing goals? What should you be aiming for? Author Valerie Ihsan will lead a…

Willamette Writers on the River Nov. 27 Meeting

Monday, November 27, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room Corvallis, Oregon (Use 9th St. parking lot entrance.)   You’ve heard you need a website for that agent to take you seriously, but how the heck do you get one? From hosting, to domains, to SEO, it can all be over-whelming. This presentation will…

Willamette Writers on the River October 23 meeting

In this talk, Benjamin Gorman, a novelist and a creative writing teacher, explains why writers need to read as writers and not like casual readers. Benjamin will show how doing so will benefit your writing and offer opportunities to practice. If you enjoy writing and enjoy reading, learning to put the two together should be…

Willamette Writers on the River Workshop – September 16, 2017

Writing Poetry in Community A workshop with John Miller   During this workshop you will learn how to meaningfully critique poetry using the Portland Ars Poetica “method” for a critique session, which improves an individual’s poetry through establishment of, and participation within, a welcoming but demanding community of writers. In the morning session, John Miller…

Willamette Writers on the River July 24, 2017, meeting

      Monday, July 24, 2017 from 6:30–8:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, Corvallis, Oregon (Use 9th St. parking lot entrance.) QUERY LETTERS are key to earning the attention of publishers and agents. A poorly written letter, or a manuscript that doesn’t start in the right place, can cause editors and agents to…

Willamette Writers on the River May 22, 2017 Meeting

Monday, May 22, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room (Use 9th St. parking lot entrance.) Corvallis, Oregon   Gary Corbin is a self-published writer, actor, and playwright in Camas, WA. Lying in Judgment, his self-published Amazon.com best-selling legal thriller, was selected as Bookworks.com “Book of the Week” in July 2016, and was featured…

Willamette Writers on the River April 2017 Meeting

the poetry writing process with Henry Hughes Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM First Presbyterian Church, Allison Rm (Use 9th St. parking lot entrance.) Corvallis, Oregon   Henry Hughes will discuss his poetry writing process, beginning with early morning drafting and continuing with rewriting and revising between the duties and events of the day. “I keep…

Willamette Writers on the River Open-Mic March 2017

An open-mic event where writers of all kinds have the opportunity to engage in one of the most important practices of the writing life — reading their work in front of others. It’s a great opportunity to read your own work in front of a receptive audience. Anyone can participate, but you have to sign up. These…