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November 2015

Revision Strategies with Miriam Gershow

November 5, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Revision Strategies with Miriam Gershow Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novel, perhaps the most essential craft to fiction writing is knowing how to re-think and re-vision your ideas once the first draft is on the page. Learn strategies for looking freshly at your own work, as well as questions to ask about character,…

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December 2015

From Passable to Polished: How to self-edit your manuscript BEFORE you hire an editor

December 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From Passable to Polished: How to self-edit your manuscript BEFORE you hire an editor Saturday, 5 December 2015, 1:00-3:00 pm Stellaria Community Rooms, 150 Shelton McMurphy Drive $30 members/$45 nonmembers Everyone needs an editor. Even editors need editors. But, in order to save yourself a considerable amount of money, and your editor’s sanity, you can…

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January 2016

On Creativity with Betty & The Boy (w/live music)

January 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

On Creativity and Inspiration - A Talk and Performance Betty Jaeger and Josh Harvey of Betty and the Boy Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Monthly Meeting We want to start the new year off by reconnecting with our creative selves, and what better way to do that than talking about the source of creativity!We welcome Betty and the Boy…

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February 2016

Give ‘Em a Bit of Mystery with Carola Dunn

February 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us as Mid-Valley Co-Chair Valerie Willman interviews Carola Dunn about secrets about writing good mysteries as well as how to write over 50 books! They’ll open up the interview for Q&A for the second half.

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March 2016

Anthony St. Clair | Mid-Valley

March 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

Anthony St. Clair and the Business of Being an Author We all want to do the writing, but we soon learn there’s a lot more to being a writer and author than just getting words on the page. We have to make room for what many consider the dark, disreputable, dirty part of writing. The…

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April 2016

Editor Kathleen Kerr joins us to talk about Publishing

April 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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$10

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts editor Kathleen Kerr for a talk about Publishing. Join us! 500 Words: The Secret to Getting Your Words on the Page Interested in publishing and wondering how to get started? Join Kathleen Kerr, senior editor at Harvest House Publishers, for a conversation about the…

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May 2016

“Practical Magic” with Gina Ochsner

May 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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$10

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts Gina Ochsner who will present on "Magical Realism." Join us! Practical Magic From Hawthorne and Poe to Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and Karen Russell, Magic Realism is a robust literary tradition. But just what makes Magic Realism both magical and realistic has sparked literary controversy…

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June 2016

Authors’ Gala at Willamette Writers in Eugene

June 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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$10

On Thursday, June 2, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts a local authors gala. Event details to be announced. Put the meeting on your calendars - this will be a fun event! About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series Meeting Date & Schedule Typically the First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with…

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September 2016

“After the First Draft” with Elizabeth Lyon

September 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
$10

On Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts Elizabeth Lyon who will present “After the First Draft”. Join us! What Happens After the First Draft? How do you scrutinize your projects, decide whether you are on track or should pursue a different approach? Would it make sense to create a topic outline or…

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October 2016

“On Being a Pantser” with Ann Simas

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
$10

On Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Willamette Writers hosts Ann Simas, who will present “On Being a Pantser” plus Writing Group Speed Dating. Join us! Writing Is a Journey, Not a Destination Discovery writing can lead to surprising and satisfying stories, but it's helpful to have a few strategies in place to identify pot-holes…

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