Willamette Writers Eugene

Call for Eugene Poets to Participate in Local Poetry Events

From C. Steven Blue, a local Eugene Poet: Hello Eugene Poets, My name is C. Steven Blue and I am a local Eugene Poet. I am working with the Eugene Public Library to coordinate 2 poetry events this year: One for the summer reading series at the Eugene Public Library One for the Eugene 150th…

Eugene Writers: Young Writers Association 2012 Creative Writing Contest

Writing contest taking entries from Lane County writers 5 and up The Young Writers Association (YWA) is taking submissions for its 2012 creative writing contest MANY VOICINGS: IN TRANSLATION. Many cultures and many voices make up our community, and our multi/trans-cultural traditions and languages are a rich creative source for writers. Writing contest entry details…

Writing Spiritual Memoirs with Nan Phifer

Jan. 20-21 Portland Writing Workshop Nan Phifer, author of Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide, will lead you in identifying the experiences that compose your spiritual memoirs. She’ll demonstrate a process that evokes spontaneous rough drafts and supportive responses. From Nan’s presentation you’ll gain a personal table of contents, learn a writing process that…

Publisher FurPlanet to release OTTERS IN SPACE by Mary E. Lowd

Coming January 2012 Otters In Space, a self-published novel by local writer Mary E. Lowd was picked up by a small press. After more than a year of marketing her novel and selling it at science fiction and furry conventions herself, Mary caught the attention of the furry publisher FurPlanet. The owners of FurPlanet were…

Eugene critique group Wordos seeks more fiction short stories

Wordos, the long-time Eugene short fiction critique group, currently has no waiting list for critiques and is seeking new stories. The group meets Tuesday nights at Tsunami Books from 7-9 p.m., and is open to new members and observers. Eligible genres include: Science fiction Fantasy Romance Mystery Horror Erotica “Just about any other type of…

Marny Copal releases new self-published novel, Freeblood

About the book Secrets and lies have surrounded 21-year-old Quinn Zauber since a vampire killed her mother and brother a year ago. Jo-Jo Huang, her best friend and roommate, has offered steady support, even going along with Quinn’s crazy ghost-hunting schemes. Now Jo-Jo has been kidnapped, and clues point to an audio recorder the roomies…

How to write chapbooks and novels in a month

As writers we balance the work of writing with all the other pressures and responsibilities of life. Sometimes it’s hard to get a project completed, much less underway. Have you been wrestling with having enough time to get writing done? Here are 2 events, going on now through the end of November, that can really…

Season 5 of the Northwest Author Series underway

Author workshops for Oregon writers The Northwest Author Series is an educational series of author workshops put on for the benefit of aspiring writers of all levels from Wilsonville, Oregon and the surrounding areas. All of the authors who present for the Northwest Author Series are residents of the Pacific Northwest, traditionally published authors and…