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Hybrid Hillsboro: Crafting Inclusion Without Stereotypes

May 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents


Crafting Inclusion Without Stereotypes

Want to include people struggling with mental health, ADHD, Autism, and more in your writing, but don’t know how to do it respectfully? Join your Willamette Writers Hillsboro Chapter online and in-person with J. Komp on May 9th at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:15 PM) for a straightforward, no-nonsense, empowering class that will set you on a socially conscious and empathetic path. Whether crafting heroes, villains, or entire worlds, students will have the tools to write with confidence. 

Students will walk away with:
  • Clear definitions of neurodivergence
  • Understanding of prejudiced language
  • Informed language for writing neurodivergent characters and designing worlds
  • How to show neurodivergence (respectfully) and avoid toxic stereotypes
  • Resources for manuscript-specific deeper dives
The meeting is in-person and on Zoom. Please read Zoom Details below and then register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsf-qtpzsjH9C1UTDBFhONy1Y0LApw4pvY

About J. Komp

J. Komp is an ADHD/Autistic developmental editor, author, and behavioral science nerd. She’s taken two companies to over four million Facebook fans in a year, co-authored the Moldara series, published The Phone, leads a weekly Read & Critique group, and taught at conferences across the country. A candid realist, Jennie’s dark sense of humor is balanced by her mantra, “the Disney is in the details.”

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.


MASKING: MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. We also invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, register for the meeting in the link provided above.

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.



May 9, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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