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March 2017

Southern Oregon: “Structuring Your Memoir” with Emily Grosvenor

March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

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…

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April 2017

Southern Oregon: Adding Humor to your Writing with Mark Saunders

April 1, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

Rescheduled due to popular demand! On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders, who will present "Adding humor to Your Writing." Morning session: “15 Ways of Adding Humor to your Writing” 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free for members,…

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Portland: First Page Critique Session

April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lombard Pub, St
Portland, OR 97217 United States

On Thursday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m., USA Today bestselling author Linda Needham and literary agent Rachel Letofsky will be live-critiquing manuscript first pages at the Lombard Pub. Fourteen slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up here. The event is free and open to all writers. This event previews two of our over…

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May 2017

Southern Oregon: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” with Fonda Lee

May 6, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

On Saturday, May 6th at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Fonda Lee. Morning presentation from 10 a.m. to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Morning session: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members,…

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Eugene Workshop: “The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue” with Tex Thompson

May 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your…

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July 2017

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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September 2017

Southern Oregon Meeting: “Writing the Mindful Memoir” with Peter Gibb

September 2, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
Peter Gibbs

Morning session followed by Afternoon Workshop Writing the Mindful Memoir with Peter Gibb Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point 10 AM-12 PM (free for members, $10 for guests) Join us on September 2nd with award-winning author and memoirist Peter Gibb! Peter Gibb, the author of King of Doubt, will…

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Corvallis Workshop: Writing Poetry In Community (the Portland Ars Poetica Way)

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this workshop you will learn how to meaningfully critique poetry using the Portland Ars Poetica “method” for a critique session, which improves an individual’s poetry through establishment of, and participation within, a welcoming but demanding community of writers.

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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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November 2017

Willamette Writers Write-In at Another Read Through

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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