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September 2019

Corvallis: September Open Mic

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

September Open Mic   Reading your work or work-in-progress gives you the opportunity to hear and to be heard. 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? Come read for applause and…

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October 2019

Portland: Choreography of Violence: Writing horror and social satire with John Skipp

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Choreography of Violence: Writing horror and social satire Lecture and discussion on the topic of writing horror and social satire About John Skipp John Skipp is a Saturn Award-winning filmmaker (TALES OF HALLOWEEN), Stoker Award-winning anthologist (DEMONS, MONDO ZOMBIE), and New York Times bestselling author (THE LIGHT AT THE END, THE SCREAM) whose books have…

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YWW Portland: Fun With Folklore with Kate Ristau

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fun With Folklore Folklore is the stories, art, music, and traditions that we share with our friends and inherit from our families. As writers, it can help us to think about why stories last — what makes them resonate across time and space? Join me to talk about how you can use folklore to launch…

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Eugene: Writing By the Numbers with Jessica Cagle-Faber

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing By the Numbers This meeting is on WEDNESDAY and not on our regular Thursday meeting day. When a writer friend announced he was trying to rack up 100 rejections as quickly as possible, Jessica thought, 'that sounds gruesome.' But she realized it would help her overcome the fear of putting her writing into the…

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Vancouver: How to Make Self-publishing Work for You with Carolyn L. Dean

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How to Make Self-publishing Work for You There are many paths up the mountain to becoming a successful author, just as there are many definitions of success. Carolyn will be addressing several facets of self-publishing, including feasibility and profitability, individual goals and how to achieve them, how to avoid common pitfalls and scams, and more.…

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Eugene: Using Video to Connect with Your Audience with Joanna Bartlett

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Video to Connect with Your Audience This is our Fall Workshop. Video is a great way to connect with your audience and create relationships with your readers. When readers see you on video, something magical happens: you become a real person they connect with. That emotional engagement turns them into super fans. But video…

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