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November 2016

“Work the Genre, the Market, or Universal Themes?” with Eric Witchey

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Salem Public Library, Willamette Writers Salem will host Eric Witchey who will present "Work the Genre, the Market, or Universal Themes?" Work the Genre, the Market, or Universal Themes? Award-winning writer Eric Witchey, who has sold fiction in 10 genres, will discuss the power of deep,…

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January 2017

Last Minute Change: Meeting with Forensics Expert Kathy Saviers

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

-- This Meeting is on TUESDAY -- Very Last Minute Change of Plans Due To Weather! On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Salem Public Library, Willamette Writers Salem will host forensics expert Kathy Saviers. Join us! Meeting with Forensics Expert Kathy Saviers Your detective arrives at the murder scene. Blood all over.…

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February 2017

Salem: “Write and Publish Fierce in 2017” with Sage Cohen

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
$10

Producing the writing and publishing results you want may have more to do with your habits than your craft. It can be tricky to know when a groove becomes a rut, or when someone else's good advice isn't serving you well. In an interactive lecture + workshop with detailed worksheets, Sage Cohen will share her…

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March 2017

Salem: “Crowd-fund Your Book: Using Kickstarter to Find Your Audience and Publish Your Work” with Emily Grosvenor

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

Kickstarter creator and author Emily Grosvenor walks you through the process of refining your book idea for the marketplace, identifying your audiences, launching your book project on Kickstarter, and making collaborative art creation work for you. About Our Speaker - ​Emily Grosvenor ​Emily Grosvenor is the author of Tessalation!, a children's math picture book funded by…

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April 2017

Salem: “Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer” with Sarina Dorie

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
$10

On Wednesday, April 26, Willamette Writers Salem hosts Sarina Dorie who will discuss using short stories to market yourself as a writer. Sarina will share her experiences after selling over a hundred short stories to magazines and anthologies.

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May 2017

Salem: “Wait! Before You Hit Send” with Tex Thompson

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

On Wednesday, May 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Tex Thompson, professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will present. Meeting held at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. "Wait! Before You Hit Send" You've gotten to "The End". You've reworked and…

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June 2017

Salem: A Chapter Meeting

June 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$10

Willamette Writers Salem dedicates the June meeting to one or two topics chosen by chapter members who attend meetings.   This year we will start the meeting with a discussion about pitches, in preparation for the Willamette Writers Conference. If you have pitched at conference before, please share your experience with the group!   After the discussion,…

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September 2017

Salem Meeting: “What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters” with Cynthia Whitcomb

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

On Wednesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Cynthia Whitcomb will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. A few of the many things novelists can learn from screenwriters are Three Act Structure, Subplots, Dialogue, How to Combine Right Brain and Left…

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October 2017

Salem Meeting: “How to Write Humor” with Sarina Dorie

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

On Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Sarina Dorie will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE. Learn how to identify and break down humor. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle…

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November 2017

Salem Meeting: “Contracts, Copyrights & Taxes, Oh My! What Writers Need To Know About Business” with David Paul Williams

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, November 16th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), David Paul Williams will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.  (Please note that this meeting is on a Thursday and not our usual Wednesday.) You pitched the book proposal–now the agent or publisher…

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