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May 2018

Corvallis: Selling your book with Mark Staneart

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

See Your Book as a Retail Commodity People often come to Mark Staneart, the owner of a local independent bookshop. with great pride and enthusiasm, declaring, "I've gotten my book published!" He respond to them, "Now the work begins!" You see, writing your book was the easy part. You're a writer. You just can't help yourself.…

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June 2018

Central Point: Word Alchemy with Tex Thomson

Tex Thomson in Central Point on June 2nd image

Word Alchemy at Southern Oregon Willamette Writers In this class, we'll study the art of adapting your writing style to suit any purpose, refining each page and paragraph. This is a fast, fun, fearless exploration of the science behind good word choice, sound sentence construction, and the invisible artistry that authors, advertisers, songwriters, and poets…

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YWW Central Point: Fandom with Debby Dodds

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point Library, 116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon
Debby Dodds

Join Young Willamette Writers in Central Point! Debby Dodds, author of Amish Guys Don’t Call, will join us June 2nd at Central Point Library at 116 South3rd St. in Grants Pass Oregon from 10am -12pm as part of the Young Willamette Writers series. She’ll be teaching a workshop (Let Your Fan Flag Fly: Using your…

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Portland: Interview with Author Laini Taylor

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Laini Taylor at Portland Willamette Writers

Join us for our interview with New York Times Bestselling author Laini Taylor. Monica Hay will be asking Laini about her craft and her experiences as an author. We'll also be taking questions from the audience. Laini will be signing her books at 8:00 p.m. after the interview. About Laini Taylor: Laini Taylor is a…

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Eugene: Author Gala

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
Author Gala in Eugene on June 7

It's time for the Mid-Valley Chapter Author Gala! Celebrate Members Reading Mid-Valley Chapter members read from their recently published or award-winning works. This event is FREE and open to the public, so come celebrate with a gala!

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Salem: Chapter Meeting

June 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

Please Join Our Salem Chapter Meeting Salem Willamette Writers meets the third Wednesday of the month (except July, August, and December) from 6:30-8:30PM. We meet at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. Salem, OR. Willamette Writers members and guests are invited to join us. We work with writers in all…

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Newport: Poetry with John Sibley Williams

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Writing Poems of Place/Demystifying the Submission Process Award-winning poet John Sibley Williams will discuss “poetry of place” and demystify the process of submitting work for publication at the June 17 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Branch. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Williams, a Portland resident, is…

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Corvallis: Open Mic

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

Willamette Writers on the River’s Summer OPEN MIC Monday, June 25, 2018 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Allison Room Corvallis, OR (Use 9th Street parking lot entrance) 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…

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July 2018

Portland Meeting: Chris Patchell

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5 ways to ratchet up the tension in your fiction What's the secret to writing a story that grips readers? Tension. Finding ways to ratchet up the tension in your story will keep readers flipping pages because they simply have to know what comes next! As the author of four nail-biting suspense novels, Patchell shares…

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Corvallis: Reading in public with Mo Daviau

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

How to Read Prose in Public and Still Make Friends Let's face it: literary prose can be kind of rough when you take it off the page and onto the stage. Mo Daviau, a veteran improv comedian as well as a fiction writer, offers tips on how choose and read your work for an audience…

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