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June 2017

Salem: A Chapter Meeting

June 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Salem: “Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base” with Jennie Komp

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

photo credit: Evan Lurker Photography On Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Jennie Komp will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.   "Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base" Published writers, and those still wrestling with their stories, will want to attend…

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February 2018

Salem: “Critique Groups – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Elizabyth Harrington

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

On Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Elizabyth Harrington will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.   “Critique Groups – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”  As a serious (or not so serious) writers, we know the benefits of a…

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March 2018

Salem: Killer Queries, Book Proposals, & Series Writing

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

Mystery author Kate Dyer-Seeley will discuss how to write a killer query letter and book proposal. She'll also chat about series writing and what the traditional houses are looking for when acquiring new authors. About Our Speaker Kate Dyer-Seeley Kate Dyer-Seeley writes multiple mystery series for Kensington Publishing (the PNW Mysteries and the Rose City Mysteries)…

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April 2018

Write Here Write Now Salem 2018

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WRITE HERE / WRITE NOW THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. APRIL 14 2018 : SALEM, OREGON Learn how to overcome common barriers many writers face! We believe that writing (not just talking about writing, hearing about writing) is the key to a successful writer’s life, which is what this event is all about. Inspired by an…

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Salem: Using a Hybrid-publisher with Linda Atwell

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

Hybrid Publishing Hybrid Publishing is a term that covers a lot of different variations. Come learn more about this middle ground between traditional and self-publishing. Is this this option right for you? Join us to find out! On Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Linda Atwell will present to our…

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May 2018

Salem: Worldbuilding with Karen Azinger

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
KAren Azinger at Salem Chapter

Wonders of World Building with Karen Azinger World building is a skill that belongs in every author's toolbox. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction (memoir or historical fiction), or screenplays, world building skills will you make your story rich, compelling and unforgettable. As writers, we long to create worlds of wonder that enchant and enthrall our…

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