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April 2018

Crafting Mysteries With Cat Winters

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At our next Young Willamette Writers meeting, young adult author Cat Winters will join us to discuss crafting mysteries. Cat Winters is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author of four novels for teens: In the Shadow of Blackbirds, The Cure for Dreaming, The Steep and Thorny Way, and Odd & True. She is also the author…

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Eugene: What makes a successful writing group

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

What makes a successful writing group? Cai Emmons, Miriam Gershow, and Debra Gwartney share the secrets of their longstanding and successful writing group. Listen to them talk about what makes a good beta reader, when it's most useful to share work with others, and how to generously give and receive-or reject-reader feedback. About the speakers…

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Linda Atwell “Writing About Challenging Characters”

Saturday, April 7, 2018 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Morning Presentation 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Free to members, $10 for visitors What are “challenging characters”?  Does it make a difference if the author is writing fiction or non-fiction?  What about telling the truth or being politically correct?  Learn…

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YWW Southern Oregon: Mikko Azul

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point Library, 116 South 3rd Street
Central Point, Oregon

Southern Oregon Young Willamette Writers would like to welcome MIKKO AZUL, author of the YA epic fantasy novel, The Staff of Fire and Bone, on April 7th to the Central Point Library for our next guest author workshop, "How to Create a Believable Fantasy World." Mikko wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling…

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Write Here Write Now Salem 2018

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WRITE HERE / WRITE NOW THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. APRIL 14 2018 : SALEM, OREGON Learn how to overcome common barriers many writers face! We believe that writing (not just talking about writing, hearing about writing) is the key to a successful writer’s life, which is what this event is all about. Inspired by an…

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Newport: Building a Loyal Fan Base with Jennie Komp

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365

Workshop shows writers how to attract fans Writers need readers to succeed. At the April 15 meeting of Willamette Writers’ coast branch, Jennie Komp of Myth Machine will discuss how to build and nurture a loyal fan base. The free workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Newport Library. Published writers and…

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Salem: Using a Hybrid-publisher with Linda Atwell

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

Hybrid Publishing Hybrid Publishing is a term that covers a lot of different variations. Come learn more about this middle ground between traditional and self-publishing. Is this this option right for you? Join us to find out! On Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Linda Atwell will present to our…

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Willamette Writers Sponsors Write to Publish

April 21
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Online: Randall Jahnson Screenwriting Workshop for FiLMLaB

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Willamette Writers, 2108 Buck St
Portland, OR 97068 United States

Willamette Writers and FiLMLaB invite you to join us for an online screenwriting workshop with Randall Jahnson.

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Corvallis: Publishing with Chip MacGregor

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
Writing, publishing, and all that jazz with Chip MacGregor

What is the role of an agent in today’s changing publishing climate, and how does a writer go about finding one? What does a healthy author/agent relationship look like? Join our expert, Chip MacGregor, on April 23rd at First Presbyterian Church at 6:30PM to find out. Find out more about Publishing MacGregor has been a…

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