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May 2020

Eugene Online: Bill Cameron on World-building

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Willamette Writers Eugene Chapter Logo

May 7, 2020 @ 6:30-8:30pm World-building in the Real World: Strategies for Fictionalizing the World We Live In World-building isn't just for science-fiction and fantasy. It's just as important for fiction set in our everyday world. I'll discuss strategies and potential pitfalls when using the settings we know (or want to know) in our fiction.…

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Newport: Monthly Chapter Meeting

May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 21, 2020

Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Willamette Writers Coast Chapter Logo

Just us at the Coast!   Willamette Writers Chapters are local writing communities where writers improve their craft and acquire the career skills required in today's publishing world. The Coast Chapter offers monthly meetings and occasional workshops. Meetings are normally held on the third Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library (McEntee Room). No meetings…

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Vancouver Online: The Mountain: Beginning the Novel – and Finishing It!

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

The Mountain: Beginning the Novel - and Finishing It! Award-winning historical, crime, YA and fantasy novelist Chris (CC) Humphreys reveals his secrets for successful writing: it’s all about process. Using the metaphor of "the mountain," Chris will share how he approaches a novel: as a series of climbs, each with their unique challenges and excitements.…

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Corvallis Online: Creating a Movie in Your Reader’s Mind with Lill Ahrens

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States

Creating a Movie in Your Reader's Mind with Lill Ahrens Join us online at 6:30 PM with C. Lill Ahrens via Zoom for her info-packed presentation about the what-why-when-where of Emotional Truth (ET). While actors convey ET through body language and line delivery, writers convey ET by describing those things and employing ET tools such…

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June 2020

Portland and Salem Online: Writing in Quarantine with Dana Haynes

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States
Writing in Quarantine

“Writing in Quarantine — How to Keep Your Fiction Moving, Even When the Damn Coronavirus Means You Can’t!” Dana Haynes, author of eight published murder mysteries and thrillers (the sequel to St. Nicolas Salvage & Wrecking, a Finnigan and Fiero thriller, will be out this winter) will discuss tricks of the trade to overcome writers…

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Southern & Eugene: Monthly Chapter Meeting – Pitch Practice

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Portland, OR United States
Willamette Writers Southern Oregon Chapter Meeting Logo

Perfect Your Pitch with David Poulshock and Willamette Writers Southern Oregon "Pitching is part writing, part strategy, part performance … but above all, it’s storytelling." Curious what goes into a great pitch? Want to know how to grab the attention of agents and publishers? Struggling to convey a novel's worth of information into one pithy…

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Vancouver Online: The Seven Layers of Scene Analysis with Daryll Lynne Evans

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Online Portland, OR United States
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Scenes, be they large or small, are greater than the sum of their parts. At their core, scenes are a pile of disparate pieces like characters, dialogue, and setting. Yet all these elements somehow work together to make us laugh, cry, and keep us turning the page. But how do scenes do it? Let’s pick…

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Newport & Corvallis: June Open Mic

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States
Willamette Writers on the River Chapter Logo

Join us with the Coast and Willamette Writers on the River Join us for our June Open Mic. 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? Read for applause and explore the…

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July 2020

Portland: Monthly Chapter Meeting

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 7, 2020

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Join us at our Portland Chapter Meeting Portland Chapter monthly meetings have 70 to 100 attendees. Meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month at the First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205. No meetings in August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference. Monthly meetings are open to all writers 18…

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Online: Self-Publishing Bootcamp Redux

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Portland, OR United States
Self-publishing bootcamp

Self-publishing Bootcamp! Join us for a talk that will go over the basics of what you'll want to have prepared in order to publish your work on Amazon.

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