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June 2017

Newport: “Turning No to Yes” with Jamie Duclos-Yourdon

June 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Portland author Jamie Duclos-Yourdon will discuss “Turning No to Yes” at the June 18 meeting of the Willamette Writers Coast Chapter. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Turning No to Yes: Workshop Duclos-Yourdon produced seven manuscripts before publishing his debut novel, Froelich's Ladder, with Forest Avenue Press…

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September 2017

Newport: Meeting with Novelist Janet Fisher

September 17, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OREGON TRAIL NOVELIST VISITS WILLAMETTE WRITERS Janet Fisher, author of two historical novels based on settlers coming west via the Oregon Trail, will discuss the process of writing and publishing her books at the Sept. 17 meeting of Willamette Writers’ Coast Chapter. The free presentation takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport…

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October 2017

Newport: Oregon Coast Chapter Meeting

October 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Bill Kenower

Fearless Writing with William Kenower William Kenower, author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write with Confidence, will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 15 meeting of the coast branch of Willamette Writers. His talk will include advice on how to banish doubt and writers block and unleash the powerful writer within.…

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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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