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May 2019

Southern Oregon YWW: How to Make Your Characters Feel Real in Speculative Settings with Cidney Swanson

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

How to Make Your Characters Feel Real in Speculative Settings Our May YWW meeting is coming up in a few days, Saturday, 5/4/19, from 10-11:30 am, at the Central Point Library, and we're super excited to see you there! For this month, we'll meet with award-winning, science fiction/fantasy author Cidney Swanson, focusing on "How to…

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Portland: Setting with Rosanne Parry

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Finding Gold in your Story Setting with Rosanne Parry Developing the setting of your story can make the character voices sharper, the action more vivid, and the plot complications more realistic. But how do you create a deeper and more vibrant world Join us on May 7th at First Congregational Church in downtown Portland at…

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YWW Portland: Creating Poetry Out of Your Unique Identity with Alex Dang

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Creating Poetry Out of Your Unique Identity Alex says he often gets asked, "How do I start a poem? I don't know what to write about!" And every time, he will always answer, "Write about yourself." That still leaves the first half of the question, "How do I start a poem?" and it leaves us…

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Salem: Monthly Meeting

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for our Salem monthly meeting! Put the date on your calendar. More information will be coming soon.

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Salem meeting with Jill Kelly, PhD

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
Jill Kelly

Salem meeting with Jill Kelly, PhD Join us for an interactive presentation on self-editing and rewriting that can make your work more accessible and enjoyable for readers. Bring 1-2 pages of your work to practice on (typed, triple-spaced is best). About Jill Kelly, PhD Jill Kelly, PhD, has been a freelance editor for 25 years.…

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Newport: “Edit to Sell” with Holly Lorincz

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Willamette Writers Coast Chapter presents “Edit to Sell” with Holly Lorincz Almost done with your manuscript? Ready to take the next step and find your publisher? Then it’s time to make sure you’ve got a quality, acceptable product to share. That’s what successful editor and collaborative writer Holly Lorincz will cover in the May 19,…

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Corvallis: Coming Through The Crucible with Philip Kenney

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Coming Through The Crucible This meeting will be held on the third Monday of the month, not fourth, because of Memorial Day. This event will be a conversation concerning the emotional challenges we writers face in our work. After establishing a common understanding of the insecurities and self-doubt inherent in a writer’s life, we will…

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Vancouver: Let’s Do Dialogue! With Debbie Guyol

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Let's Do Dialogue! Dialog can further the plot, help the reader understand relationships between and among characters, provide entertainment, and express emotions, sometimes all at once. It’s also fun to write. In this presentation, we’ll play with dialog by looking at all the things it can do and then trying them out. Debbie will present…

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June 2019

Southern Oregon: Kate Ristau on Dialogue

Let's Talk about Dialogue 10AM-12PM Dialogue, without it there is no story. But so many authors struggle with bringing dialogue to life. Bring an example of Dialogue in your current project and join Kate Ristau, folklorist, author, and the Executive Director of Willamette Writers. Kate will lay out various tactics that make writing dialogue easier.…

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Portland: Summer Reading Hosted by Armin Tolentino

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1126 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States

Join us for our Summer Reading Working on a new poem? Editing a short essay? Taking a crack at a chapter in your novel? Join us for a night of reading. Poet Armin Tolentino will kick off our Summer Reading on June 4, 2019 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ (1126 SW Park…

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