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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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Corvallis: First Fifteen Pages Workshop with Tex Thomson

May 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Comfort Suites, Corvallis, 1730 NW 9th Street
Corvallis, OR 97068 United States
Tex Thomson Workshop

Your first fifteen pages need to thrust the reader right into the action of the story, of course. Oh, and also inspire an emotional connection to the character. While simultaneously providing description to ground us in time and place (but not too much) – without forgetting to plant some tantalizing questions to keep us turning…

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Newport: Prose P90X with Tex Thomson

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
Tex Thomson in Newport

Do your sentences sag? Does your description drag? Or is your manuscript simply struggling to lose those last 5,000 words? Never fear! Now you can trim and tone your prose in a fearless, fun session that’s guaranteed to leave your work leaner, cleaner, and meaner than ever before. Author Tex Thompson will show writers how…

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Corvallis: Selling your book with Mark Staneart

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States

See Your Book as a Retail Commodity People often come to Mark Staneart, the owner of a local independent bookshop. with great pride and enthusiasm, declaring, "I've gotten my book published!" He respond to them, "Now the work begins!" You see, writing your book was the easy part. You're a writer. You just can't help yourself.…

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June 2018

Central Point: Word Alchemy with Tex Thomson

Tex Thomson in Central Point on June 2nd image

Word Alchemy at Southern Oregon Willamette Writers In this class, we'll study the art of adapting your writing style to suit any purpose, refining each page and paragraph. This is a fast, fun, fearless exploration of the science behind good word choice, sound sentence construction, and the invisible artistry that authors, advertisers, songwriters, and poets…

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YWW Central Point: Fandom with Debby Dodds

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point Library, 116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon
Debby Dodds

Join Young Willamette Writers in Central Point! Debby Dodds, author of Amish Guys Don’t Call, will join us June 2nd at Central Point Library at 116 South3rd St. in Grants Pass Oregon from 10am -12pm as part of the Young Willamette Writers series. She’ll be teaching a workshop (Let Your Fan Flag Fly: Using your…

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Eugene: Effective Author Marketing Saturday Workshop

Join us for this special event. On Saturday, June 2, from 1-4 p.m., Maggie Lynch will share how to approach author marketing. Pre-register for only $50 at http://bit.ly/MidValleyWWPreReg *Registration is limited and will close once filled. Effective Author Marketing Maggie will share how she grew her mailing list from 400 to 12,000 in six months. This…

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Portland: Interview with Author Laini Taylor

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Laini Taylor at Portland Willamette Writers

Join us for our interview with New York Times Bestselling author Laini Taylor. Monica Hay will be asking Laini about her craft and her experiences as an author. We'll also be taking questions from the audience. Laini will be signing her books at 8:00 p.m. after the interview. About Laini Taylor: Laini Taylor is a…

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YWW Finishes the Year

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

We're closing out a school year at the Portland Young Willamette Writers, and saying goodbye to a few faces we've grown fond of as students graduate and move on. This will be a meeting of hanging out, enjoying the company of fellow writers, and cheering each other's accomplishments. First off, everyone who chooses to can…

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Eugene: Author Gala

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
Author Gala in Eugene on June 7

It's time for the Mid-Valley Chapter Author Gala! Celebrate Members Reading Mid-Valley Chapter members read from their recently published or award-winning works. This event is FREE and open to the public, so come celebrate with a gala!

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