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July 2018

Willamette Writers Pitching Workshop with Cynthia Whitcomb

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tabor Space, Muir Hall, 5441 SE Belmont St,
Portland, OR 97215 US

Saturday, July  28, 2018 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 a novel,…

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August 2018

Willamette Writers 49th Annual Writers Conference

August 3 - August 5
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States

The 49th Annual Willamette Writers Conference begins on August 3rd at the Portland Airport Sheraton Hotel. This year, we are Celebrating Diverse Voices with keynote speakers Ijeoma Oluo, Sonia Simone, David Ebershoff, Charlie Jane Anders, Gayle Brandeis, Vivek Shraya, Steven Spatz, and Chelsea Cain. Join us for workshops with Hallie Ephron, Bill Kenower, Curtis Chen,…

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September 2018

Portland: SFF Writers in Conversation

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Wendy N Wagner and David D Levine in conversation

David D. Levine & Wendy N. Wagner in Conversation Join Willamette Writers for an evening with David D. Levine and Wendy N. Wagner. Levine and Wagner are respected science fiction and fantasy authors. We are honored to listen in on their conversation about writing, submitting, building your writing career, and more. Come early to socialize,…

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Portland YWW: Screenplay with Ryan Graves

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Turning Your Story Into a Screenplay with Ryan Graves The Young Willamette Writers have many stories floating in their imaginations. What if they wanted to write them as screenplays? At our September meeting, they’ll learn just how to do that. We’ve invited screenwriter/director Ryan Graves to lay out the basics of turning those stories into…

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Eugene: Discovery Channel’s Jack W. Peters

Please note: This meeting will be held at the Stellaria Building. We all start off as mere goldfish trapped in cubicles being circled by sharks. We long to make the leap into a much larger ocean by becoming the big fish we know we can be, but how? At our September meeting, held in a…

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FiLMLaBtv: Web Series Workshop on Plotting with Jenny Deiker Restivo

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get down to work on your web series or tv show with a primer on plotting with TV writer Jenny Deiker Restivo. Join us In this workshop, you'll learn different plotting techniques that will help you sustain your audience's interest throughout the entire season of your web series or tv show. Register Now About Jenny…

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Salem: Unspoken Dialog with Eric Witchey

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
How Unspoken Dialog can be powerful with Eric Witchey

NOTE: This meeting is on the Second Wednesday. Join us for our September meeting with Eric Witchey! Award-winning writer Eric Witchey will lead this fast-paced seminar on how to manage and manipulate subtext. He will use his background in linguistic discourse analysis and experience in 12 genres to demonstrate how to manage narrative and dialog…

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Central Point: Building a Writing Life with Kate Ristau

Your kitchen is a mess. You just got your third rejection of the week. You can’t find your laptop. You have no idea what to do in the next scene. There are 12,000 reasons we don’t write, but in this meeting, we are going to consider how we can find the passion, joy, and focus…

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Newport: Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashley Sweeney

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Accuracy in Historical Fiction with Ashely Sweeney

When Were Matchsticks Invented? Accuracy is second only to a great story, especially in historical fiction. Author Ashley Sweeney will address the importance of accuracy in writing historical fiction and offer multiple resources for authors to use in research in this lively, interactive lecture. This presentation is not just for historical fiction authors! Writers of…

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Fall Screenwriting Class with Cynthia Whitcomb

September 22
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Screenwriting Class with Cynthia Whitcomb Go from idea to completed script! Join Cynthia Whitcomb for a small, intensive screenwriting class. Over the course of six Saturdays, you will learn how to choose an idea, break into the business, polish your craft, and so much more! The screenwriting class includes a read with detailed notes. Come…

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