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Between Art and Commodity: Writing Upmarket and Literary Fiction

May 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Libbie Hawker, who also writes under the pen names Olivia Hawker and Libbie Grant, is a bestselling author of upmarket historical and literary fiction. Her presentation will include a discussion of what “literary” means, how to find a profitable niche as a stylistic writer, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to “write pretty” no matter what your genre or your publishing goals. She’ll also share some of her experiences as a working author in upmarket and literary spaces, and her impressions of the current market for more prose-focused writers.

Click the registration link below, enter your name and email address, and you will receive the meeting link immediately. You will also be able to add the meeting to your calendar.

Register in advance for the May 10 Eugene/Southern Oregon Chapter meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcu2qrT8jHtNYQFuR0uwWlvcw0ceJMCc_

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Willamette Writers chapter meetings are free for members to attend, and we ask for a $5 donation from guests: https://willamettewriters.org/donations/.

For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/

About Author

Libbie Hawker writes historical and literary fiction featuring complex characters and rich details of time and place. She is also the author of the runaway bestseller “how-to” guide for writers, Take Off Your Pants! Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing. ​ When she’s not writing, Libbie can be found in her garden, at her spinning wheel, or hiking the trails of San Juan Island, where she lives with her husband and three naughty cats. For more check out her website https://www.hawkerbooks.com


May 10, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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