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June 2019

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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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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