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From August 12-14, 2016, Willamette Writers will host their annual conference, which gathers writers from all over the United States.
Writers will come to the Portland Sheraton Airport Hotel to build their community, develop their craft and advance their careers.
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts Edwin Battistella, for a monthly meeting followed by a workshop on “Publishing, Positioning, and the Business of Writing”. Join us! Monthly Meeting: “Why the History of Publishing Matters” 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors From the…Find out more »
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis hosts a full day workshop (9 AM – 5 PM) with Susan Kelly at the Comfort Inn Suites. Words Matter: a Workshop on Dialogue with Susan Kelly In a story, you get to know a character through her actions, her speech, her view…Find out more »
On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Sarina Dorie who will present "Get in Gear for Writing and Selling Short Stories." "Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors One might ask why…Find out more »
On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host psychologist and substantive editor, Zee Nickerson, who will be presenting "Deeper Characterization," A look at the unconscious psychology that makes a character act and perceive the world as they do. Morning Session on "Deeper Characterization" 10:00 a.m.…Find out more »
OUR JANUARY 7TH MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON OUR WEBSITE SOON FOR DETAILS ON THE NEW DATE AND TIME. Open 2017 with a laugh! On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders,…Find out more »
On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Eric Witchey, Award-winning writer and author of Bull’s Labyrinth, will describe and demonstrate the use of conflicted psychology as a driver for story and as an essential part of developing powerful climaxes. Morning Meeting (9:30-noon) In the morning, Mr. Witchey will discuss and demonstrate the relationship between the irreconcilable self,…Find out more »
Six Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1 Cost $495 Location: Cynthia's Home in North Wilsonville 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, great endings, big…Find out more »
Emily Grosvenor "Structuring Your Memoir" Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Structuring Your Memoir” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors Structure is the backbone of story. As a genre, memoir opens up perhaps the widest avenues for structure of any book-length…Find out more »