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March 2015

Meet the Agent – Chip Macgregor

March 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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In this Willamette Writers workshop, attendees will learn the inside scoop on literary agents from Chip MacGregor, owner of MacGregor Literary. Chip will discuss finding and working with agents, how to find an agent, what to expect from the author/agent relationship, and the dos and don’ts of getting your work looked at and accepted by…

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April 2015

Writing Poetry – Henry Hughes – Newport (Oregon Coast)

April 12, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Willamette Writers Coast Chapter welcomes poet and teacher Henry Hughes to their April event. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn about writing poetry, and practice writing about animals. Meetings are in Newport on the Oregon Coast.

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August 2015

Rebecca Storyweaver Cohen, Telling stories into writable form, Newport

August 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2-4 p.m. McEntee Room, Newport Public Library Spend a couple of hours with Rebecca Storyweaver Cohen, children’s librarian and long-time traditional storyteller. Attendees will hear stories that come from the Central Oregon Coast, stories told for many years until the storyteller is satisfied that the tale has found its best form…

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September 2015

Elizabeth Lyon Speaks about Subtext in Newport

September 20, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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WORKSHOP TITLE AND DESCRIPTION Character + Scene + Subtext = Suspense and Theme Crafting a character personality is a good beginning but shallow. Weaving hidden motivations, contradictory goals, and unmet psychological needs into each scene will engage hearts and minds, and keep suspense high. If characters, scenes, and plots are treated as separate parts, the…

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October 2015

Poet Peter Sears Speaks at Newport

October 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears, who will be presenting from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 18th, in the McEntee Room at the Newport Public Library, with a reading of his work followed by a poetry workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Peter Sears is…

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November 2015

Sara Ryan Workshop in Newport November 15th

November 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host author Sara Ryan, who will be presenting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on November 15th at the Newport Public Library (McEntree Room). Sara’s workshop begins on page 1, panel 1, of the comics. You see, when you read comics, most likely you notice the pictures first. When you make…

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January 2016

Lauren Kessler Raises the Barre

January 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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November Meeting with award-winning author Lauren Kessler Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host author Lauren Kessler, who will be presenting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on January 17th at the Newport Public Library (McEntree Room). A Little About Lauren Kessler Lauren Kessler is an award-winning author, (semi) fearless immersion reporter and self-designated guinea pig journalist who combines lively…

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February 2016

Ryan White | Coast Meeting

February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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February Coast Meeting with Ryan White Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host author Ryan White, who will be presenting from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on February 21 at the Newport Public Library McEntee Room.  He will be talking about his recently published book Springsteen Album by Album and the upcoming Margaritaville, as well as about the…

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March 2016

Crafting a Life: The Tools of a Picture Book Biographer

March 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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Willamette Writers Coast Chapter Presents: Barbara Herkert On Sunday March 20th  at 2:00 pm, local children’s book author Barbara Herkert will present a two-hour workshop titled Crafting a Life: The Tools of a Picture Book Biographer. This free workshop will be held at the Newport Public Library in the McEntee Room. Herkert explains that many…

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April 2016

Willamette Writers Coast Chapter Presents: Author Tom Towslee

April 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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On Sunday April 17th at 2:00 pm, author Tom Towslee will present a two-hour workshop titled People, Places and Events: Techniques to Keep Your Story Moving.

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