Willamette Writers Eugene

17 Sept: Lunch with Author Leigh Anne Jasheway at Book Nest

Thurs., Sept. 18, noon: Leigh Anne Jasheway, local comedian, instructor, and author of How’d All These Ping Pong Balls Get in my Bag!? and other volumes on humor and stress management. http://www.accidentalcomic.com Directions to Indulge! Antiques: From 105, take the Mohawk exit. Pass Bi-mart and Dutch Bros. and turn left at the next light. In…

Workshop: Ghost Story Weekend with Eric Witchey

Wordcrafters in Eugene presents Ghost Story Weekend October 24-26, 2014 Everybody loves a good ghost story! What better place to craft a spooky story than deep in the woods with fourteen other writers at a beautiful Cascades mountain resort? Learning the basics of short story structure, enjoy group speculation on what scares us, and let…

Eugene Poet C. Steven Blue to be Interviewed on “Authors Forum”

Poet C. Steven Blue will be interviewed tomorrow in Portland, by Dr. Veronica Esagui, on the tv show, “Authors Forum,” for broadcast on cable television.   It will be broadcast on TVCTV,   Channel 21, which is seen in Portland, Tigard, Tualatin,  Hillsboro, West Linn, Beaverton, Oregon City,  Lake Oswego, Damascus, Milwaukie and Forest Grove. Channel 21…

October 2014 – book-lover and writerly events at Eugene Public Library

All events FREE.   Author Kim Cooley Reeder at Sheldon and Bethel Branch Family Storytimes Friday, October 3, 10:15 a.m., Sheldon Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1566 Coburg Road Friday, October 17, 10:15 a.m., Bethel Branch of Eugene Public Library, 1990 Echo Hollow Road Author Kim Cooley Reeder visits Family Storytimes to read from her…

17 Sept: Sophia Bennett at Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays

WWW: Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays 3rd Wednesday of every month 7-9 at Territorial Vineyards Tasting Room, 907 W 3rd Ave, Eugene Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing.…

Thurs. 21 August: Lunch with Author Melissa Hart at Book Nest

Melissa Hart

Summer vacation is drawing to a close, and so is Book Nest’s summer series of author lunches. But we are going out on a high note with: Melissa Hart, author of Wild Within: How Rescuing Owls Inspired a Family Thursday, 21 August at Noon at Book Nest (located inside Indulge! Antiques) Hart’s future husband, Jonathan,…

September Events at Eugene Public Library

September 2014  – book-lover and writerly events at Eugene Public Library   All events FREE.   Physics for Rock Stars Saturday, September 13, 3:00 p.m., Downtown Eugene Public Library, 10th & Olive Ever wonder why nature abhors a vacuum, what causes magnetic attraction, how to jump off a moving train, or do a perfect stage…

20 Aug: Peter Brown Hoffmeister at Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays

Join us for Peter Brown Hoffmeister on Wednesday, 20 August! Peter Brown Hoffmeister presents “The Art Of Failure” How do we – as artists –  prepare, practice, and execute? Why should we anticipate and champion failure? Why do we fear failure, and how is failure essential to the creation of quality art? Peter Brown Hoffmeister …

Eugene Member Sandor Lau wins 2nd Place in Kay Snow Writing Contest

Sándor Lau of Eugene, Ore. has won second prize in the nonfiction category of the Kay Snow Writing Contest held by Willamette Writers. Lau and other winners were announced at the annual Willamette Writers Conference banquet, Saturday Aug. 2 at the Lloyd Center Doubletree Portland. Lau’s winning piece, “Sándor’s Oregon Trail,” is an excerpt from…