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Hybrid Eugene and Southern Oregon: Diverse Characters with Diana Nadeau

February 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Creating Diverse Characters with Integrity with Diana Nadeau

Character development is key to great writing. And honoring diversity is key to life. So, how do we put the two together and enter into creating characters that represent diverse communities with integrity and without causing harm to those very same community members?

We do it with an understanding of social location, individual experiences, and cultural humility.

Author and Equity-informed Mediator, Diana Nadeau comes from a strong background in writing, mediation, facilitation, consultation, and training within the frame of equity and inclusion. With lived experience as a non-binary, neurodivergent, Arab-American, Diana will share key factors to creating diverse characters as informed, respectful, and integrous authors.

Join the Eugene chapter of Willamette Writers, with support of the Southern Oregon Chapter, on Tuesday, Feb 28 from 6-7:45 pm in partnership with the Eugene Public Library.

This event is free and open to the public, available in person at Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave, and online.

How to join us

You can join us in-person or online via Zoom. If this is the first Zoom meeting you have attended with us, please read the full details below. Otherwise, register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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: 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, register for the meeting at 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.


February 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Eugene Public Library
100 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR
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