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Corvallis: Deepening Your Dialog with C. Lill Ahrens

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Corvallis Willamette Writers on the River

Corvallis Willamette Writers on the River Presents

Deepening Your Dialog with C. Lill Ahrens

This Meeting is In-person Only

Place: 2601 NW Tyler Ave, Corvallis, OR 97330

Join us on Monday, April 22, 2024, in person at the Corvallis Community Center at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm) for a generative workshop on the art of subtext.

In films, subtext is limited to acting. In written stories, subtext does a whole lot more. It adds character development, emotional truth, story information, etc. – all the tools that create depth.
Yet aspiring writers often omit subtext. Sometimes their omissions are due to confusion about “show don’t tell.”  Sometimes omissions are accidental because writers assume readers can fill it in. Sometimes omissions are on purpose because writers worry about “hitting readers over the head.”
In this interactive presentation, excerpts from stories by popular authors will illustrate: how thinking is showing; how readers can rarely fill it in correctly; and how much info it really takes to “hit the reader over the head.”

About C. Lill Ahrens

C Lill Ahrens

C. Lill Ahrens is an award-winning author, story-writing teacher, and retired editorial consultant with many award-winning published students and clients. Since 2008 she’s given numerous presentations and workshops for writing conferences and organizations. The only thing she likes better than writing is helping writers succeed.



About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation at https://willamettewriters.org/donations/ to help support the cost of the meetings. For information on how to become a Willamette Writers member, click here: https://willamettewriters.org/register/individual/


Willamette Writers continue to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

See you there!


April 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Corvallis Community Center
2601 NW Tyler Ave