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May 2018

Corvallis: First Fifteen Pages Workshop with Tex Thomson

May 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Comfort Suites, Corvallis, 1730 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97068 United States
Tex Thomson Workshop

Your first fifteen pages need to thrust the reader right into the action of the story, of course. Oh, and also inspire an emotional connection to the character. While simultaneously providing description to ground us in time and place (but not too much) – without forgetting to plant some tantalizing questions to keep us turning…

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Corvallis: Selling your book with Mark Staneart

May 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

See Your Book as a Retail Commodity People often come to Mark Staneart, the owner of a local independent bookshop. with great pride and enthusiasm, declaring, "I've gotten my book published!" He respond to them, "Now the work begins!" You see, writing your book was the easy part. You're a writer. You just can't help yourself.…

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June 2018

Corvallis: Open Mic

June 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

Willamette Writers on the River’s Summer OPEN MIC Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room Corvallis, OR (Use 9th Street parking lot entrance) Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they…

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July 2018

Corvallis: Reading in public with Mo Daviau

July 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

How to Read Prose in Public and Still Make Friends Let's face it: literary prose can be kind of rough when you take it off the page and onto the stage. Mo Daviau, a veteran improv comedian as well as a fiction writer, offers tips on how choose and read your work for an audience…

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September 2018

Corvallis: Open Mic

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

Willamette Writers on the River’s Fall OPEN MIC Monday, September 24, 2018 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room Corvallis, OR (Use 9th Street parking lot entrance) Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they…

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October 2018

Corvallis: Harry Demarest

October 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Creating the 50 word story Fifty-word stories (exactly 50 words) seem difficult, but are actually easy to write. By writing them you rapidly learn the skills of conciseness, shortening, and word choice, skills that will help all your writing. In this class you will write a 50 word story and submit it to fiftywordstories.com. Stories…

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November 2018

Corvallis: Writing a Play with Merridawn Duckler and Cristina White

November 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nothing dull: writing a play

Nothing Dull: Writing a Play 11/26/2018 “Drama” said Alfred Hitchcock, “is life with the dull bits cut out.” In NOTHING DULL: Writing A Play, playwrights Merridawn Duckler and Cristina White will talk about the fundamentals of writing a stage play and the ways they are relevant to other forms of writing. Whether you write fiction,…

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January 2019

Corvallis: Writing to Sell: Commercial Non-Fiction with Louise Cary Barden

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing to Sell: Commercial Non-Fiction Color your way to success with a hands-on experience of discovering what editors really want! Louise Barden will show you how to determine the kind of article for a given venue, as well as length, organization, and degree of research an article might require. You will also get tips from…

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February 2019

Corvallis: Alternate Writing Tools: Writing for Different Abilities with Maren Anderson

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alternate Writing Tools: Writing for Different Abilities Writing is a physical activity that can present challenges to people with different abilities ranging from those who develop Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), to those who have visual differences, to those who cannot sit still for long periods (backs and ADHD). This presentation will present alternatives for writers…

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March 2019

Corvallis: Alternative Writing Tools with Maren Bradley Anderson

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alternative Writing Tools with Maren Bradley Anderson RESCHEDULED to March 11 due to snow Writing is a physical activity that can present challenges to people with different abilities ranging from those who develop Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), to those who have visual differences, to those who cannot sit still for long periods (backs and ADHD).…

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