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Hybrid Hillsboro: Filter Words with Avis M. Adams

November 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents


Filter Words with Avis M. Adams

Are you revising? Thinking about how to make your work better? Join Avis M. Adams at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library (2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124) on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:15) for a discussion of filter words. This is a hybrid meeting, so be sure to read Zoom Details below and then register here:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtfu2upzouE9AWgP1VdFPQ2eqbCBdXEhDP

What is a filter word? We will define what they are, learn how they function, and how they create distance between readers and our stories. We will look at examples of filter words in writing and see examples of how to revise to bring our stories and characters to life. Bring your own work along for this interactive workshop.

About Avis M. Adams

Avis Adams lives in Oregon and has had two YA novels released by The Wild Rose Press, The Incident, in 2022, and The Disappearing Names in 2023. She has a romance novella, The Christmas Wish Knotts, released in 2022. Quilcene, her first chapbook was released in 2019.  She belongs to the Baker Street Writers Group, and Birds of a Feather Writers, and is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and Willamette Writers. She loves to present sessions on writing craft at local conferences. She lives near Forest Park in Portland, Oregon, where she writes, hikes, kayaks, gardens, and plays with her granddaughter. She teaches English at a local community college.



About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers 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

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.


Willamette Writers continues 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.

Zoom Details

Register for the meeting at the link provided above. On the day of the meeting, click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. For more Zoom support, please contact Zoom directly.

See you there!


November 14, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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