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Online: Literary Agent Eric Smith

Looking for Representation in All The Right Places with Agent & Young Adult Author Eric Smith Researching agents and finding the perfect fit can feel a little daunting. It's almost like looking for a job, when the reality is you're trying to find someone who will work for YOU. Who will be on your team,…

Online: Speaking with our #OwnVoices – Nisi Shawl

Online Portland, OR

Speaking with our #OwnVoices - Nisi Shawl Author Nisi Shawl will present how to write your truth when your experience isn't the same as the dominant narrative. We know our truths, and we want our stories to tell them. How can we depict plots, settings, and characters falling outside of current ideas of what's normal?…

Giving Voice to Character with Rosiee Thor

Tsunami Books Eugene, OR

Giving Voice to Character with Rosiee Thor At our first in-person meeting in more than two years, we’ll hear from author Rosiee Thor. In this workshop, you'll learn all the tools you need to craft a character-rich voice specific to your novel and make your writing stand out with your unique writing style.  About Rosiee…

Eugene: Open Mic Night

Tsunami Books Eugene, OR

Willamette Writers Open Mic Night in Eugene Join your fellow scribes and share your words in this community-building Willamette Writers Eugene chapter Open Mic Night at Tsunami Books, on Wednesday, June 8. Sign up at 6:30 pm to share 5-7 minutes of your words. Meeting begins at 7PM. There's no judging, a thousand points for everyone…

Writer’s Fair at the Willamette Writers Conference!

Crowne Plaza Hotel 1441 Ne 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR

Are you a writer? Come find your community at the Writer's Fair at the Willamette Writers Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel this August 4th from 6-8PM. Free and open to the public. Meet writing organizations, ask questions, get tips, and try out new writing tools. You'll network with writers from every genre, with diverse…

2022 Willamette Writers Conference

Transform Your Writing Life  August 3-7, 2022 at the 56th annual Willamette Writers Conference! Join us to find your writing community, develop your craft and expand your career -- both in-person and online this year. At the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon and at your own computer screen, you'll find workshops, keynotes, critiques and…

Eugene: Picnic at the Park

Eugene Chapter Get-together at Tugman Park   Join your Eugene writing community for a picnic in the park focused on connection and conversation.    We’ll talk about our writing and what you want to learn about this upcoming year. Come out and get to know your fellow writers, find community and connection, plus give your…

Hybrid Eugene: Critique Groups with J.C. Geiger

Wordcrafters 438 Charnelton, Suite 101 Eugene 438 Charnelton, Suite 101, Eugene

Willamette Writers Eugene Presents Critique Groups, Reimagined with J.C. Geiger Online and In-person A critique group can be the emotional and professional cornerstone of a writer's life. But how do you get it right? Does academia have it figured out – or is there a secret key to unlock the magic tonic that makes the…

Hybrid Eugene: Personal Essays with Melissa Hart

Wordcrafters 438 Charnelton, Suite 101 Eugene 438 Charnelton, Suite 101, Eugene

Willamette Writers Eugene presents: Share Your Story to write personal essays to build your audience and earn a paycheck In this lively and supportive presentation, Eugene-based journalist and author Melissa Hart teaches you to identify the story-worthy elements of your life and craft them into marketable pieces for print and online publication. Join us on…

Hybrid Eugene: First Page Critiques

Willamette Writers Eugene Presents First Page Critiques The first page of your story is vital. It must capture your reader’s attention–whether that’s a prospective agent, editor, or book buyer. Those first few lines, sentences and paragraphs do some heavy lifting. Not only do they have to be engaging, but they also need to set the…