Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Portland: Demystifying Editing with Editor Abby Ranger + Membership Coffee Hour

May 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 1st, the Portland Chapter will host a Coffee Hour to celebrate conference registration opening followed by a talk with editor Abby Ranger. This meeting will be held at Taborspace and doors open at 6 PM!

Celebrating Conference Registration Opening with Coffee, the Ultimate Drink for Writers

We had so much fun at our wine tasting event in March that we’ve decided to honor another classic writer beverage–coffee. Come meet and hangout with other writers and help us celebrate the opening of the Willamette Writers Conference registration over coffee and pastries at the beautiful Copeland Commons and Cafe in Tabor Space from 6 to 7 p.m.

Demystifying Editing

Editors are finely tuned readers, trained to notice what’s working in a story and what isn’t. Join children’s book editor Abby Ranger to discuss revision strategies that you can apply to your own work and use as a critique partner. This is an Editorial 101 talk, so bring your questions about author-editor relationships, what to expect from independent and in-house editors, and how to cultivate and hone your own editorial instincts and vision.

Talk starts at 7 p.m.

About Abby Ranger

Abby Ranger runs a children’s book editorial consulting company, Abby Ranger Editorial, LLC, where she works with authors, literary agents, and publishers to make stories stronger. Before opening her own shop, she spent twelve years in the center of the children’s book publishing industry in New York City. She was a senior editor at HarperCollins, and an editor at Disney-Hyperion and Scholastic. Abby is proud to have edited books by New York Times bestselling authors like Cinda Williams Chima, Amie Kaufman, and Linda Sue Park, among others. She was born in Colorado, grew up in British Columbia, and now lives and reads in Southeast Portland. Learn more about her work at www.abbyrangereditorial.com.

Please note the meeting location! This month’s meeting will be at Taborspace on Belmont instead of The Old Church. 


May 1, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Categories:


TaborSpace, Portland
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215