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September 2020

Open Mic Night – Corvallis and Coast Chapters

September 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Join the Corvallis and Coast Chapters for our free Open Mic at 6:30 PM on September 28. We will be online in a webinar format. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience…

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October 2020

Writing Personal Essays During a Pandemic with Melissa Hart

October 26, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Writing Personal Essays During a Pandemic  Everyone seems to be writing their COVID experience these days, but how do you write something that stands out from the crowd? Eugene author Melissa Hart will help answer that question as the guest speaker at a joint online meeting of the Coast and Corvallis chapters of Willamette Writers…

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November 2020

Corvallis/Coastal Chapters Online: Submitting to Literary Journals

November 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Submitting to Literary Journals with Maren Bradley Anderson and Rachel Barton WWotR-Corvallis and Coastal Chapters of Willamette Writers invite you to join them on Zoom on Monday, November 23 at 6:30 PM for this opportunity to find out more about submitting work to literary journals. Does submitting to a literary journal seem scary? It isn’t.…

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December 2020

Close the Book on 2020

December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Join WWotR-Corvallis and Coast Chapters of Willamette Writers for a party on Zoom at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, December 9. Provide your own drinks & goodies. Bring a simple gift: the title and author of a book you recommend. Post it in Chat to share with the group. Let's Close the Book on 2020 with…

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January 2021

Corvallis Online: Crafting the Stand-Alone Book Excerpt

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

Crafting the Stand-Alone Book Excerpt: the What, Why, When, and How Willamette Writers on the River-Corvallis and the Coast Chapter will host C. Lill Ahrens' presentation about stand-alones on Zoom at 6:30 PM on Monday, January 25, 2021. A “stand-alone” is an excerpt edited to stand alone as a fiction or memoir short story. Years…

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February 2021

Book Publishing 101: Traditional, On Your Own or Hybrid?

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

How do you get a book published? Sue Fagalde Lick will offer the nitty-gritty answers in “Book Publishing 101” at the Feb. 22 joint meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast and Corvallis chapters. The meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m. will be presented online via Zoom.  Lick, author of 11 published books, will discuss the differences…

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March 2021

Open Mic Night

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Join Corvallis Writers on the River and the Coast Chapters at 6:30 PM on March 22 for our spring Open Mic night on Zoom. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully?…

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April 2021

Tools for Querying Literary Agents

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

How do you approach literary agents to get your book published? Find out at the April 26 joint meeting of the Coast and Corvallis chapters of Willamette Writers. Presented via Zoom, the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. If you’re ready to dive into the query trenches for literary agent representation, there are plenty of helpful…

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May 2021

Mining Your Life for Laughter with Bob Balmer

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Examine your life, using the good, the bad, the embarrassing and the odd as the genesis for humor. Or as James Thurber once said: Humor is chaos remembered in tranquility. Participants will learn techniques to enliven their prose with humor. Snippets from short stories and essays from both humorists and fiction and nonfiction writers will…

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June 2021

Summer Open Mic Night

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Join Willamette Writers on the River-Corvallis and the Coastal Chapters online at 6:30 on Monday, June 28 for our Summer Open Mic. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully? All genres…

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