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September 2019

YWW Southern Oregon: Welcome Back – A YA Novel Discussion with Tehlor Kay Mejia and Michelle Ruiz Keil

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome Back - A YA Novel Discussion with Tehlor & Michelle NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2019-2020: We will now be meeting on the third Saturday of each month at the Library in Grants Pass (200 NW C St, Grants Pass, OR 97526) from 10:30 am - noon. For this first month, we will have…

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Corvallis: September Open Mic

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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 bring the audience into your experience successfully? Come read for applause and…

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October 2019

Portland: Choreography of Violence: Writing horror and social satire with John Skipp

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Choreograph of Violence with John Skipp

Choreography of Violence: Writing horror and social satire Join Willamette Writers in Portland this October 1st for a lecture and discussion on the topic of writing horror and social satire with filmmaker and writer, John Skipp. The UCC Portland doors open at 6:30PM for cookies and conversation. The horror starts at 7PM. About John Skipp…

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YWW Portland: Fun With Folklore with Kate Ristau

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fun With Folklore Folklore is the stories, art, music, and traditions that we share with our friends and inherit from our families. As writers, it can help us to think about why stories last — what makes them resonate across time and space? Join me to talk about how you can use folklore to launch…

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Eugene: Writing By the Numbers with Jessica Cagle-Faber

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing By the Numbers This meeting is on WEDNESDAY and not on our regular Thursday meeting day. When a writer friend announced he was trying to rack up 100 rejections as quickly as possible, Jessica thought, 'that sounds gruesome.' But she realized it would help her overcome the fear of putting her writing into the…

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Salem: John Miller

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Holding It Open: Sustain Your Idea Anywhere in Your Creative Process On Tuesday, the second week of the month It sounds simple enough: finish what you start. However, for many of us, that's not as simple, or easy as it sounds. Is the Idea that starts our first draft or page 1 enough to make…

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YWW Southern Oregon: All About Bookstores with Robert Moore

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

All About Bookstores NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2019-2020: On the third Saturday of the month at the Library in Grants Pass (200 NW C St, Grants Pass, OR 97526) from 10:30 am - noon. About Robert Moore Robert was raised in the backwoods of Southern Oregon without electricity. If you ever go beyond Galice, you…

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Newport: Maren Bradley Anderson

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Alternative Writing Tools When we think about writing, we usually think about pens and keyboards, but both present challenges for people with different abilities, including those suffering from repetitive strain injuries or arthritis, who have visual differences, or who cannot sit for long periods of time. At the Oct. 20 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast…

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Vancouver: How to Make Self-publishing Work for You with Carolyn L. Dean

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How to Make Self-publishing Work for You There are many paths up the mountain to becoming a successful author, just as there are many definitions of success. Carolyn will be addressing several facets of self-publishing, including feasibility and profitability, individual goals and how to achieve them, how to avoid common pitfalls and scams, and more.…

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Eugene: Using Video to Connect with Your Audience with Joanna Bartlett

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Video to Connect with Your Audience This is our Fall Workshop. Video is a great way to connect with your audience and create relationships with your readers. When readers see you on video, something magical happens: you become a real person they connect with. That emotional engagement turns them into super fans. But video…

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