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Corvallis: Polishing Drafts with C. Lill Ahrens

June 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

C. Lill Ahrens Presents – The Tighty Writey Game: Polishing as Wordplay – Seriously!

This is an In-person Event.

Early drafts can be wordy, but final drafts need to be polished, aka tight. But many writers avoid tightening, assuming it’s laborious, fearing it will dull the freshness, flatten the emotional impact, and destroy their voice. Not true! Tight writing is what successful authors have in common. Tight writing is strong writing.

This presentation includes group participation to tighten wordy examples; the step-by-step rules of Ahrens’ Tighty Writey Game; activity time to practice the game on your own writing; and the opportunity to read aloud from your before and after-tightened drafts. Bring writing supplies and a short writing project, double-spaced, for the tightening activity.

This is an In-person Event.

Thompson Shelter, Avery Park, Corvallis, Oregon.

SW Avery Park Lane, Corvallis, OR 97333

Google Maps Link to Shelter

Join us before the meeting, starting at 6:00 PM, for a picnic to celebrate our return to in-person meetings after two years of meeting on Zoom. Bring your own food (NOT potluck, in keeping with pandemic protocols). No alcoholic beverages (not covered by our permit.) Bring your own chairs. Masks are not required.

About C. Lill Ahrens

C. Lill Ahrens is an award-winning published author, writers’ conference presenter, member of the Calyx Journal editorial collective, retired editorial consultant, and the creator/instructor of The Writers’ Ready Room Online, a guided critique class. Many of her students and clients are now award-winning and published.

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

About your chapter meeting

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!


June 27, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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