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Hybrid Vancouver: Storytelling with Leslie Slape

October 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

VWW presents Playwright Leslie Slape on Storytelling

We hope you’ll join the Vancouver Chapter of Willamette Writers Monday, October 17, 2022 (doors open at 6:00PM, meeting starts at 6:15PM) as we welcome award-winning journalist, storyteller, and emerging playwright, Leslie Slape.  This will be a hybrid meeting so you can join us in person, or on Zoom – check below for instructions on how to attend on Zoom.

Leslie spent more than three decades in journalism and professional storytelling and has been involved in theatre since her teen years as an actor, stage manager, and director. A few years ago she began writing plays. Her first play was a collaboration with Don Correll, drama instructor at Center Stage, Lower Columbia College. It whet her appetite to create a play of her own.

About Leslie Slape

Leslie’s first solo play, The Harder Courage, was a 2018 finalist in the Ashland New Plays Festival. A historical tragedy set in Cowlitz County, WA, The Harder Courage tells the touching story of the friendship between a sheriff and the man he must hang for murder. Although she didn’t intentionally write a Western, that’s what it turned out to be. It was one of the original plays invited to join the ANPF’s Play4Keeps podcast site, launched in late 2018 (also on YouTube). Theatre 33 in Salem, OR, gave it a developmental workshop in August 2019, and The Harder Courage completed its Washington premiere at Stageworks Northwest March 11-27, 2022. On June 29 it was part of States of Play, which features plays set in every state, all by female playwrights. (You can join the Facebook page to watch the readings.)

This workshop will speak to writers interested in crafting memorable plays, as well as learning the behind-the-scenes work that goes into developing a production-worthy play from a great idea.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. 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!

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

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, click here to register for this specific meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-GrrDIjGtGwf86XdtPnCVKMYdzDeX7J

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.



October 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cascade Park Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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