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March 2018

Portland Young Willamette Writers: Meeting with Lee Fodi

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

At our Portland Young Willamette Writers March meeting, Lee Fodi will join us via Skype to talk about creating believable worlds in our fiction writing. Lee was a huge hit at last year's conference, and the YWW's couldn't wait to bring him back for more. Lee Edward Födi is an author, illustrator, and educator—or, as…

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Newport: Memoir Workshop on Tackling Family Political Difference

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Join Willamette Writers coast branch Sunday, March 18 for a conversation with Jenny Forrester, author of Wide River, Narrow Sky. Forrester will look at how we deal with memoir when our family sits on the opposite side of the political fence. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library.…

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Corvallis: WWotR’s Quarterly Reading

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance Details Reading…

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Salem: Killer Queries, Book Proposals, & Series Writing

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

Mystery author Kate Dyer-Seeley will discuss how to write a killer query letter and book proposal. She'll also chat about series writing and what the traditional houses are looking for when acquiring new authors. About Our Speaker Kate Dyer-Seeley Kate Dyer-Seeley writes multiple mystery series for Kensington Publishing (the PNW Mysteries and the Rose City Mysteries)…

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April 2018

Portland: What do Agents Want?

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 3, 2018

The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Have you ever wondered what agents want? This is the talk for you. Join Willamette Writers to hear Laura Bradford, founder of Bradford Literary Agency, discuss what agents look for in writers, and ways you can make yourself a writer agents want to work with. About Laura Bradford Laura Bradford established the Bradford Literary Agency…

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Crafting Mysteries With Cat Winters

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At our next Young Willamette Writers meeting, young adult author Cat Winters will join us to discuss crafting mysteries. Cat Winters is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels for teens: In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Steep and Thorny Way, and Odd & True. She is also the author…

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Eugene: What makes a successful writing group

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

What makes a successful writing group? Cai Emmons, Miriam Gershow, and Debra Gwartney share the secrets of their longstanding and successful writing group. Listen to them talk about what makes a good beta reader, when it's most useful to share work with others, and how to generously give and receive-or reject-reader feedback. About the speakers…

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Linda Atwell “Writing About Challenging Characters”

Saturday, April 7, 2018 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Morning Presentation 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Free to members, $10 for visitors What are “challenging characters”?  Does it make a difference if the author is writing fiction or non-fiction?  What about telling the truth or being politically correct?  Learn…

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YWW Southern Oregon: Mikko Azul

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point Library, 116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon

Southern Oregon Young Willamette Writers would like to welcome MIKKO AZUL, author of the YA epic fantasy novel, The Staff of Fire and Bone, on April 7th to the Central Point Library for our next guest author workshop, "How to Create a Believable Fantasy World." Mikko wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling…

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Newport: Building a Loyal Fan Base with Jennie Komp

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Workshop shows writers how to attract fans Writers need readers to succeed. At the April 15 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast branch, Jennie Komp of Myth Machine will discuss how to build and nurture a loyal fan base. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Published writers and…

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