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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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May 2016

“Self-Publishing: How Not to Sabotage Your Hard Work” Followed by Open Mic

May 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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On Sunday May 15th at 2 PM, journalist Lori Tobias will present an hour talk titled: “Mistakes that May Ruin Your Self-Published Book” Followed by Open Mic. This free workshop will be held at the Newport Public Library in the McEntee Room. Self-Publishing: How Not to Sabotage Your Hard Work During the first hour of…

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June 2016

“How to Find Structure and Write Stories That Resonate with Readers” with Tom Hallman

June 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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On Sunday, June 19th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. award winning author Tom Hallman will present a talk on finding structure and writing stories that resonate with readers. “Dispatches from 1320: The Collected Works of Tom Hallman Jr.” will be available for sale at the meeting. This free workshop will be held at the Newport Public Library in…

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September 2016

“From Invention to Published Copy” with Gina Ochsner

September 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Award-winning fiction writer Gina Ochsner will present a free workshop at the Sunday, Sept. 18 meeting of Willamette Writers Coast Branch. The free workshop will be held at 2 p.m. in the McEntee Room of the Newport Public Library. From Invention to Published Copy: Seeing a Story Through from Beginning to End Ochsner will talk…

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