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September 2017

Corvallis Workshop: Writing Poetry In Community (the Portland Ars Poetica Way)

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this workshop you will learn how to meaningfully critique poetry using the Portland Ars Poetica “method” for a critique session, which improves an individual’s poetry through establishment of, and participation within, a welcoming but demanding community of writers.

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Corvallis: Summer Reading

September 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Summer Reading! You wrote it... You sweated over it... Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance…

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October 2017

Learning to Read Like a Writer Presented by Benjamin Gorman

October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers on the River Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

In this talk, Benjamin Gorman, a novelist and a creative writing teacher, explains why writers need to read as writers and not like casual readers. Benjamin will show how doing so will benefit your writing and offer opportunities to practice. If you enjoy writing and enjoy reading, learning to put the two together should be…

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November 2017

Corvallis: Your Author Website & Online Presence: A How-To Guide with Jessica Hayward

November 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

You've heard you need a website for that agent to take you seriously, but how the heck do you get one? From hosting, to domains, to SEO, it can all be overwhelming. This presentation will teach you everything you need to know to get a simple website set up in less than 2 hours. You'll…

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January 2018

Corvallis: What is (Your) Publishing Success? with Valerie Ihsan

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

What does it mean to "make it" as an author? What about your publishing goals? What should you be aiming for? Author Valerie Ihsan will lead a discussion on the different kinds of success in the (self) publishing realm and what things a writer needs to consider when setting up their own publishing business. Valerie…

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February 2018

Corvallis: Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book with Rob Broder

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

Join us on Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis, (Allison Room, use 9th Street parking entrance) for a presentation about by Rob Broder. Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book from Idea to Submission-Ready In this talk, Rob Broder will take us through the process of creating a book for the booming…

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March 2018

Corvallis: WWotR’s Quarterly Reading

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance Details Reading…

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April 2018

Corvallis: Publishing with Chip MacGregor

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
Writing, publishing, and all that jazz with Chip MacGregor

What is the role of an agent in today’s changing publishing climate, and how does a writer go about finding one? What does a healthy author/agent relationship look like? Join our expert, Chip MacGregor, on April 23rd at First Presbyterian Church at 6:30PM to find out. Find out more about Publishing MacGregor has been a…

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May 2018

Corvallis: First Fifteen Pages Workshop with Tex Thomson

May 19 @ 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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 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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