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Online Salem: Characters with Eric Witchey

Salem, Oregon

Willamette Writers Salem presents Eric Witchey Character Psychology, Arcs, Suspense, and Tension When I asked the Willamette Writers Salem Chapter what topic their membership might like me to present, they responded, “Character development and arcs are important. Suspense and tension are always good.” My first thought was, “Those are all related. Why not show how…

Hybrid YWW: Plotting with Jared Agard

Beaverton City Library 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR 97005

Young Willamette Writers presents Plotting and Planning with Jared Agard Jared Agard is an author/illustrator from Beaverton, OR. His first novel, Dread Watch, was released on September 1st, 2021. Dread Watch is a middle-grade novel about a boy who gets stuck in an old pocket watch with a ghost who feeds on his fear. Jared…

Hybrid Hillsboro: Open Mic

Hillsboro Brookwood Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR, United States

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Presents Open Mic Night! Does the audience sigh? Do they gasp? Do they laugh outright? Does the page read smoothly for you? In other words, does your writing bring the audience into your experience successfully? Read for applause and explore the effectiveness of your creation. Or join us to listen and enjoy.…

Hybrid Southern YWW: Blackout Poetry with Jennifer Rood

Grants Pass Library

Southern YWW: A Generative Blackout Poetry Workshop with Jennifer Rood Come ready to have fun and learn about how to create blackout poetry in this hands-on workshop! Not only will you come away with a finished piece of found poetry, but you will also add a valuable tool to your writing toolbox for getting past…

Online Vancouver: Open Mic

Cascade Park Library 600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA, United States

Writers near and far, join us Monday, January 16 at 6:30 for our first Vancouver Willamette Writers ONLINE Open Mic! Please note -- this meeting is ONLINE only, as the library will be closed for MLK Day. Bring your partially-finished work, your favorite poem, or a short story to share in a five-minute timeframe. Bring…

Portland: In-Person Write-In

Join us for an in-person write-in in Portland! Working on a draft of a story or article? Editing your novel? Join us for an in-person write-in! We will meet at the Willamette Writers space at 1336 NW Flanders in Portland from 12-2PM.  BEWARE: There is no internet at the space, so be ready to focus…