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Salem: Open Mic

Salem Public Library 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR

Willamette Writers Salem presents Open Mic In-Person! Open Mics are a chance to share your work with fellow writers. We will be meeting in-person (not online) on Saturday, February 4th, at the Salem Public Library in the Plaza Room, from 10 am to 12 pm. This is the first time we've done this in the…

Hybrid Portland: Hallmark Movies with Randall Jahnson

Willamette Writers HQ 1336 NW Flanders, Portland, OR

Willamette Writers Portland Presents Writing a Hallmark Movie with Randall Jahnson Everyone loves Hallmark movies but have you ever thought of writing one? Join us Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm at 1336 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR when Randall Jahnson tells us the ins and outs of writing a script for the Hallmark Channel.…

YWW: Tips on Writing Historical Fiction with Cherie Coon

Grants Pass Library

Young Willamette Writers Presents Cherie Coon Tips on Writing Historical Fiction During the workshop, students will explore the crucial elements of writing historical fiction. The presenter will offer tips on making your writing more believable. Time will be spent on some of the does and don’ts of successful writing. Students will have an opportunity to…

Hybrid Hillsboro: Writing a Novel or Memoir with Abigail Raeke

Hillsboro Brookwood Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents Five Essential Phases of Writing a Novel or Memoir with Abigail Raeke On February 14, 2023, at 6:30 PM, please join book coach Abigail Raeke for a discussion on five essential phases of writing a novel or memoir. Writing a book can be an overwhelming endeavor, but breaking down the process…

How to Move Through Writer’s Block and Finish that First Draft Dump! with Sonja Thomas

Newport Public Library 35 NW Nye St, Newport, OR

Willamette Writers Coast Chapter How to Move Through Writer’s Block and Finish that First Draft Dump! with Sonja Thomas Does the blank page terrify you? Does starting a writing project give you nightmares? Do you get lost from point A to point B in your manuscript? Writer’s Block—what is it really and what causes it? No…

Mystery Plot Development with PJ Peterson

Cascade Park Library 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA

Willamette Writers Vancouver Mystery Plot Development with PJ Peterson Do you ever wonder how mystery authors skillfully toss in red herrings, false leads, and intertwining plotlines, leading readers on a twisty ride as they try to solve the whodunit? Join mystery author PJ Peterson and Vancouver Willamette Writers Tuesday, February 21, at 6 PM at…

Online Corvallis: Reviewing Books with Karen Eisenbrey

Willamette Writers on the River present Why Review Other Authors’ Books? Author Karen Eisenbrey aims to review every book she reads, though she is not a professional reviewer. She will share what goes into a review and the benefits of this practice, not only for the authors reviewed but for herself as a writer and…

Hybrid Eugene: Diverse Characters with Diana Nadeau

Eugene Public Library 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR

Creating Diverse Characters with Integrity with Diana Nadeau Character development is key to great writing. And honoring diversity is key to life. So, how do we put the two together and enter into creating characters that represent diverse communities with integrity and without causing harm to those very same community members? We do it with…

Hillsboro: Finding the Core Message of Your Memoir with Valerie Ihsan

Hillsboro Brookwood Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents Finding the Core Message of Your Memoir with Valerie Ihsan Theme is arguably more important in memoir than in any other genre. You need a compelling takeaway for the reader because you aren’t a celebrity coasting on your platform. You are an ordinary person who lived an extraordinary segment of your…

Hybrid Eugene: Writing and Rewriting with Dante Zúñiga-West

Eugene Public Library 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR

Willamette Writers Eugene Presents Writing and Rewriting with Dante Zúñiga-West Good writing is rewriting. While it’s romantic to think the first draft of a writer’s work can be a perfect rendition, purely sourced from a fresh imaginative state, this simply isn’t the case. Good writing is rewriting because effective storytelling requires acute attention to detail.…