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September 2021

Online: Fall Open Mic Night

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Online: Fall Open Mic Might Presented by the Corvallis and Coast Chapters. All are welcome! Join Willamette Writers on the River-Corvallis and the Coastal Chapters online at 6:30 PM on Monday, September 27 for our Fall Open Mic. You do not have to be a member to participate. Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp?…

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October 2021

YWW Online: Telling the Truth by Lying: Fictionalizing Your Past

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

YWW Online: Telling the Truth by Lying: Fictionalizing Your Past Applying the “What If?” question to our lives can be a trove of inspiration for fiction! Using the truth to inspire a novel is a long-standing practice, whether by utilizing real-life events to inspire themes or plots or by using actual experiences as smaller anecdotes…

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Online: First Lines Critique Group: Query Letter or Proposal

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online: First Lines Critique Group: Query Letter or Proposal Presented by Salem and Portland WW Chapters. All are welcome! Making a good first impression and showing the agent or editor what they can expect as they read on is important. If you're struggling to polish the first few lines of your query letter or proposal,…

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Online: Scary Stories with Wendy N. Wagner

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Trick or treat? Join us for BOTH this October 11th online at 7PM as we talk scary stories, submissions, and so much more with author and editor, Wendy Wagner. The Eugene and Southern Chapters would love you to join us for this spooky evening! About Wendy N. Wagner Wendy N. Wagner is the editor-in-chief of Nightmare Magazine and the…

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Online: Fearless Marketing, with William Kenower

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Online: Fearless Marketing, with William Kenower Presented by Vancouver Willamette Writers. All are welcome. Most writers’ love of storytelling does not easily translate to marketing those stories once they are published. Unfortunately, authors are increasingly responsible for their own marketing, a task most writers find boring, irritating, depressing, and often fruitless. In this presentation, William…

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Online: Writing About Trauma with Deborah A. Lott

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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How do you write about the worst thing that ever happened to you when it hurts to think about it? How can you write about it in a way that doesn't also traumatize your readers? Deborah A. Lott, author of Don’t Go Crazy Without Me: A Tragicomic Memoir, will address these questions and more at…

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November 2021

Online: Contracts and Copyrights with David Paul Williams

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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CONTRACTS, COPYRIGHTS AND TAXES, OH MY! - What writers need to know about business You pitched the book proposal–now the agent or publisher wants the manuscript. But what’s all this about contracts, copyright, invoices, and quarterlies? If it’s on the Internet, I can use it, right? Am I a business or a hobby? Should I…

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YWW Online: Make it Believable with Connie King Leonard

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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As writers of fiction, we make things up. But how do we craft our story so it is realistic enough to be believable? Using Sleeping in my Jeans as a springboard, we will look at what it must be like to be sixteen and homeless. How does Mattie get her homework done? Where does she…

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Online: Short writing with Anthony St. Clair

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Long Power of Short Writing with Anthony St. Clair Eugene & Southern Oregon Chapter Meeting Articles. Short stories. Essays. Short forms of writing add long power to your completed works, and they can be used throughout your writing career in exciting ways. Short fiction and non-fiction are also powerful ways to strengthen your writing…

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Online: Be a Storyteller with Charlie Jane Anders

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

How to be a Storyteller with Charlie Jane Anders When you hear the word "storyteller," you probably imagine a man with a luxurious white beard, or a woman with elaborate robes and some kind of talking stick. Either way, they sit around a campfire and weave a spell with their words. But we all have…

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