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November 2017

NItty Gritty of Self-Publishing with Valerie Ihsan

November 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St
Newport, OR 97365 United States

Thinking about self-publishing? Don't miss our November workshop with Valerie Ihsan, "The Nitty Gritty of Self-Publishing. Nov. 19, 2 p.m., Newport Library. Free.

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January 2018

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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February 2018

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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March 2018

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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April 2018

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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May 2018

Newport: Prose P90X with Tex Thomson

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Tex Thomson in Newport

Do your sentences sag? Does your description drag? Or is your manuscript simply struggling to lose those last 5,000 words? Never fear! Now you can trim and tone your prose in a fearless, fun session that’s guaranteed to leave your work leaner, cleaner, and meaner than ever before. Author Tex Thompson will show writers how…

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June 2018

Newport: Poetry with John Sibley Williams

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Writing Poems of Place/Demystifying the Submission Process Award-winning poet John Sibley Williams will discuss “poetry of place” and demystify the process of submitting work for publication at the June 17 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Branch. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Williams, a Portland resident, is…

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September 2018

Newport: Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashley Sweeney

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashely Sweeney

When Were Matchsticks Invented? Accuracy is second only to a great story, especially in historical fiction. Author Ashley Sweeney will address the importance of accuracy in writing historical fiction and offer multiple resources for authors to use in research in this lively, interactive lecture. This presentation is not just for historical fiction authors! Writers of…

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October 2018

Newport: Deborah Reed

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Opening Up Editors and agents often say that the opening pages of a novel are the most important. If the writing doesn't grab the reader in this short amount of time, the manuscript will most likely be rejected. But knowing how and where to begin a novel can be daunting, and honing the pages to…

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November 2018

Newport: Free Poetry Workshop with Rachel Barton

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free poetry workshop with Rachel barton

Rachel Barton Offers Free Poetry Workshop Looking for poetic inspiration? Corvallis poet Rachel Barton will get poets and non-poets writing at the Nov. 18 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Barton will use the poems of accomplished poets to discuss…

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