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June 2017

Young Willamette Writers End of Year Celebration

June 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

What a great year we've had! We've heard from writers, editors, and agents. We've studied picture books and graphic novels. We've learned about pitfalls and fight scenes. Now we'll have an evening to hear from each other! Bring a sample of what you're working on to share with the group. We love to find out…

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July 2017

Portland: Special Meeting – First Page Exchange – NEW PLACE AND TIME

July 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215
PDX July meeting

*** Special time and location due to the 4th of July: THURSDAY @ TaborSpace *** Join us on Thursday July 6th from 7-8:15 PM at TaborSpace (5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland) for a first page exchange. We will first discuss what readers are looking for in first pages, then we will dive in, commenting on each…

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Spring 2017 Pitching Workshop with Cynthia Whitcomb

July 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215

Saturday, July  29, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop starts promptly at 9 a.m. Location: Tabor Space, Muir Hall Cost $50 For All Types of Writing Cynthia Whitcomb has sold dozens of projects by pitching them. Her students have gone on to sell even more. Whether it’s…

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August 2017

Willamette Writers Conference

August 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States

Willamette Writers: This conference is for you! Gain instant access to industry gatekeepers, learn skills to hone your craft and advance your career, and network with over 700 peers who share your passion. JOIN US Join us for three packed days all about writers and writing. Meet industry professionals, find critique partners, get instant feedback…

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September 2017

Portland Meeting: “Writing the Landscape of Our Lives” with Jenny Forrester

September 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Author Jenny Forrester

Writing the Landscape of Our Lives Join the Willamette Writers Portland meeting on September 5th at 7PM for a conversation with author Jenny Forrester. Jenny will explore how we can write the Landscape of Our Lives. Together, we will learn how we can recreate the worlds of our youth and the places we’ve been, as…

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Portland Young Willamette Writers Kickoff!

September 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Let's kick off the new school year! On September 5, the Young Willamette Writers will gather to kickoff a new school year. Fresh off the inspiring Willamette Writers Conference, we'll debrief a little about our experience, then do some impromptu fantastical storytelling in groups and on paper. We'll also have a chance to look ahead…

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Portland Area: Cynthia Whitcomb’s Fall 2017 Screenwriting Workshop Opens Sept. 23

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Six Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sept. 23, 30 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 Cost: $495 Location: Cynthia's Home in North Wilsonville Class Limited to 23 From Idea to Completed Script Includes structure, scene cards, storyboards, set ups, payoffs, subplots, character development, research, format, dialogue, hiding exposition, buttoning scenes, how to write great openings,…

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October 2017

Portland: Chapter meeting with Sarina Dorie

October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

The Clowning Linguist: A Humor Workshop with Sarina Dorie We’ve talked about humor in the past, and many members asked for more practical tips. So this month, we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty with author Sarina Dorie in a workshop on humor. The meeting begins on October 3rd at 6:30PM at the Old Church in…

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Portland: Young Willamette Writers

October 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Debby Dodds

Writing Scary with Debby Dodds On October 3, the Young Willamette Writers will welcome author Debby Dodds for a seasonally appropriate workshop on "Writing Scary." About Debby Dodds Debby is the author of the novel Amish Guys Don't Call (Blue Moon, June 2017.) She hasstories in many anthologies and magazines and won Portland’s Wizard World…

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November 2017

Willamette Writers Write-In at Another Read Through

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until November 27, 2017

Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227 United States

Looking to get your words in for NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month)? Join us for a write-in every Monday in November, from 10-12PM in the loft at Another Read Through (3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227). Bring your laptop and your focus. We'll get right down to work, and help you meet your writing…

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