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December 2017

YWW Portland — Hang out!

December 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Every December, the Young Willamette Writers take some time to get to know each other better. We kick back, eat snacks, sometimes share our work and sometimes write to fun prompts. It's a great opportunity to bring a friend and make a friend. After all, how often do writers get a chance to hang out…

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January 2018

Portland: Ignite Your Story with Portland Story Theater

January 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Spoken Word: Igniting Your Personal Story from Within with Portland Story Theater What is the process that awakens the heart voice? How do you, as a writer, get in touch with the story that is calling to you? On January 2nd, from 6:30-8:30PM at the Old Church, Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, founders of Portland Story…

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YWW Portland: Journalism with Amanda Waldroupe

January 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Join Young Willamette Writers for Journalism with Amanda Waldroupe

Young Willamette Writers meet with Journalist Amanda Waldroupe Journalism is one area where young writers can have an impact while they are still in school. At our January 2nd meeting at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Amanda Waldroupe will come to share about her experiences as a journalist as well as great interviewing techniques.…

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Eugene: Settings with Anthony St. Clair

January 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

The Why of Where: 4 Ways to Create Vibrant Settings That Take Readers to the Heart of Your Story The power of setting is not only the power to bring a story alive where it takes place. The power of setting transports the reader to the story’s heart—and from there the reader comes to better…

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Southern Oregon: Workshop with Rachel Barton

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

Please Join Us Poet Rachel Barton will join us on January 6th, with a presentation and workshop. More details coming soon! About Our Monthly Chapter Meetings & Workshops Southern Oregon Willamette Writers meets the first Saturday of every month at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Guests and Willamette Writers members…

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Salem: “Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base” with Jennie Komp

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

photo credit: Evan Lurker Photography On Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Jennie Komp will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.   "Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base" Published writers, and those still wrestling with their stories, will want to attend…

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Newport: Writing Outside the Box with Liz Prato

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

"Writing Outside the Box" with Liz Prato All stories and essays are different, so it stands to reason they don’t all require the same structure, says Portland author Liz Prato, who will be the guest speaker at the Jan. 21 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Branch. The free workshop takes place at 2 p.m. at…

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Corvallis: What is (Your) Publishing Success? with Valerie Ihsan

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

What does it mean to "make it" as an author? What about your publishing goals? What should you be aiming for? Author Valerie Ihsan will lead a discussion on the different kinds of success in the (self) publishing realm and what things a writer needs to consider when setting up their own publishing business. Valerie…

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February 2018

Eugene: 6 Steps to Successful Self-Publishing

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tsunami Books Eugene, OR 97405 United States

Luminare Press owner and editor Patricia Marshall will present “Six Steps to Successful Self-Publishing”. This presentation will cover the basics of how to publish a book using print-on-demand printing. Whether you are undertaking all the publishing tasks yourself or engaging professional help, this talk will increase your understanding of the book-making process, from formatting book…

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Central Point: “World Building: The Burden of Being God” with Benjamin Gorman

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Worldbuilding: the burden of being God “Worldbuilding: Setting” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Benjamin Gorman, author of Corporate High School, The Digital Storm, and The Sum of Our Gods, and co-publisher at Not a Pipe Pu blishing, will…

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