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June 2019

Southern Oregon: Kate Ristau on Dialogue

Let's Talk about Dialogue 10AM-12PM Dialogue, without it there is no story. But so many authors struggle with bringing dialogue to life. Bring an example of Dialogue in your current project and join Kate Ristau, folklorist, author, and the Executive Director of Willamette Writers. Kate will lay out various tactics that make writing dialogue easier.…

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Portland: Summer Reading Hosted by Armin Tolentino

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for our Summer Reading Working on a new poem? Editing a short essay? Taking a crack at a chapter in your novel? Join us for a night of reading. Poet Armin Tolentino will kick off our Summer Reading on June 4, 2019 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (1126 SW Park…

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Salem: Visibility and Book Sales: Marketing Your Small Press Book with John Sibley Williams

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Visibility and Book Sales: Marketing Your Small Press Book This meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month, in Anderson Room A. With over 800 books per day published in the US alone, publicity for small press books has never been more necessary…and more difficult. The goal of “Visibility and Book Sales: Marketing Your…

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Newport: Write and Publish Fierce with Sage Cohen

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Write and Publish Fierce Want to make 2019 your most productive writing year yet? Want to become more authentic and authoritative in your work? At the June 16 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter, author Sage Cohen will offer her success strategies for managing time, energy, fear, failure, deadlines, and the bothersome inner editor. The…

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Vancouver: Inside the Life of a (Mostly) Traditionally Published Author with Curtis C. Chen

June 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Inside the Life of a (Mostly) Traditionally Published Author with Curtis C. Chen What does it take to get a novel published by one of the "Big Five" houses in New York? What are some of the highs and lows along that path? And what do you do when the way forward is unclear? Curtis…

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Corvallis: Willamette Writers on the River presents June Open Mic

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Willamette Writers on the River presents June 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?…

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July 2019

Portland: Pitch Perfect with Cynthia Whitcomb

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Pitch Perfect with Cynthia Whitcomb Every author needs an elevator pitch. From telling friends what you are working on, to pitching an agent at a conference, it helps to have a clear understanding of how to present your work. Join us on July 2nd at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland…

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Vancouver: Using Poetry to Heighten Your Prose with Armin Tolentino

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Poetry to Heighten Your Prose Sometimes drip coffee can use a shot of espresso. How can short stories and novels benefit from the concentrated, distilled nature of poetry? Poet Armin Tolentino will share ideas for how prose writers can utilize elements of poetic craft to sharpen imagery, shape the work's sonic atmosphere, and inspire…

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Corvallis: The Universal Grammar of Story with Hazel Denhart

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Universal Grammar of Story The author, Hazel Denhart will provide a brief overview of the Universal Grammar of Story: the three primal forces drawing each writer into their story, the role of emotional and intuitive thinking in writing, the core theories of structure and timing, and the role of mythology in stories. About Hazel…

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Corvallis: The Universal Grammar of Story with Hazel Denhart

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Universal Grammar of Story Hazel Denheart will present a brief overview of her Universal Grammar of Story: the three primal forces drawing each writer into their stories, the role of emotional and intuitive thinking in writing, the core theories of structure and timing, and the role of mythology in stories. About Hazel Denhart Dr.…

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