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January 2018

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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Newport: Writing the Natural World Workshop with Susan DeFreitas

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St
Newport, OR 97365 United States
Free

“Writing the Natural World” How do storytellers and poets help to reveal the world around us—and our place in it? At the Feb. 18 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast branch, Susan DeFreitas, author of "Hot Season," will focus on writing as a tool for mindfulness in developing and deepening our sense of place. As always,…

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Salem: “Critique Groups – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Elizabyth Harrington

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

On Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Elizabyth Harrington will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.   “Critique Groups – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”  As a serious (or not so serious) writers, we know the benefits of a…

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Corvallis: Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book with Rob Broder

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

Join us on Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM, at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis, (Allison Room, use 9th Street parking entrance) for a presentation about by Rob Broder. Writing and Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book from Idea to Submission-Ready In this talk, Rob Broder will take us through the process of creating a book for the booming…

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March 2018

Eugene: “How to Destroy Your Novel in 10 Easy Steps” with Valerie Brooks

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

On March 1st, Valerie Brooks, will present: “How to Destroy Your Novel in 10 Easy Steps: Why good writing goes bad.” Ever wonder why your writing has derailed when you’ve tried so hard to learn the craft of writing? Ever try to apply writing rules that chuck your novel out the window? Ever have characters…

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Successful Self Publishing- Patricia Marshall

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Six Steps to successful Self Publishing” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Whether you are undertaking all the publishing tasks yourself or engaging professional help, this talk will increase your understanding of the book-making process,…

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