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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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Corvallis: September Open Mic

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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…

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August 2019

Willamette Writers Conference 2019

August 1 - August 4
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States

Join us at the 50th annual Willamette Writers Conference 2019! Find your community, develop your craft, and expand your career with three full days of writing, as well as Master Classes and intensive workshops this August. Writing a book? Find your agent or work on your craft in our workshops and critique sessions. Working on a…

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September 2019

Portland Meeting: Leni Zumas

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Portland Meeting: Leni Zumas Join us for the kick-off of our 2019-2020 programming year, this September 3rd, 7-8:30PM (doors open at 6:30PM) at The First Congregational United Church of Christ (1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205). We are proud to host Leni Zumas. Leni Zumas won the 2019 Oregon Book Award for her national…

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YWW Portland: Writing For Radio with Ben Coleman

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Writing For Radio with Ben Coleman There's more to writing for radio than banging a script together and finding a microphone (although having a microphone helps). First, you have to pitch a bunch of ideas, workshop the good ones with other writers, and then craft a script that suits both your actors and the audience…

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Eugene: The Evolution of a Novel with Cai Emmons

September 4

The Evolution of a Novel: How I Overcame the Writing Challenges Presented by My Most Recent Novel, WEATHER WOMAN 9/4/2019 Special WEDNESDAY meeting, instead of Thursday When I realized I was going to be writing a novel about a meteorologist and climate scientist AND that novel was going to incorporate some elements of the supernatural,…

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Newport: Publishing 101 with Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Publishing 101 with Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott For any writer who aspires to be an author, knowing how to publish a book is essential. Author/publisher Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott will teach a free workshop on publishing at the Sept. 15 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The meeting takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the…

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