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Forming a Vancouver chapter

Join us to discuss a Vancouver Willamette Writers Chapter Do you live in Vancouver? We would love for you to join us to discuss forming a Vancouver chapter of Willamette Writers. We will meet at the Cascade Park Library (600 NE 136th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684) on November 12th from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Bring your ideas…

YWW Portland: David D. Levine

Alternate Worlds – With David D. Levine In November, the Young Willamette Writers will reach across time and space, and maybe even reality, to hear from award-winning author David Levine. About David D. Levine  David Levine is the author of Andre Norton Award winning novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016), sequels Arabella and the Battle of…

Southern Oregon: Anna Elkins

The Poetry of Process Join Anna Elkins, who lives to be found by poetry in her everyday life. We will be taking a look at how poetry has the potential to touch different genres through the eyes of a travel loving poet. A life of poetry is as much about how we create as what…

Eugene: Maren Bradley Anderson

Nanowrimo: What is National Novel Writing Month and How to Get Involved? It’s November. That means it’s National Novel Writing Month. Perhaps you’ve heard of it and have wondered how to get involved. Or perhaps you’ve never heard about it and want to learn more. Our presenter will give us the ins and outs of…

Corvallis: Harry Demarest

Creating the 50 word story Fifty-word stories (exactly 50 words) seem difficult, but are actually easy to write. By writing them you rapidly learn the skills of conciseness, shortening, and word choice, skills that will help all your writing. In this class you will write a 50 word story and submit it to fiftywordstories.com. Stories…

Newport: Deborah Reed

Opening Up Editors and agents often say that the opening pages of a novel are the most important. If the writing doesn’t grab the reader in this short amount of time, the manuscript will most likely be rejected. But knowing how and where to begin a novel can be daunting, and honing the pages to…

Third Thursdays with International Screenwriters Association

Willamette Writers is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event for screenwriters. A not-to-miss event! ISA 3rd Thursdays, starting October 18th. A monthly mixer for screenwriters and writers who want their stories made into movies!  You can mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win door prizes — including a free Willamette Writer’s annual…

Salem: Kelly Garrett

The Dread Synopsis: How To Use The Synopsis as a Writing Tool and Other Random Tips Few people enjoy writing a synopsis. But if you make it part of your editing process, you can give yourself a leg up when it comes time to submit to agents and publishers. In this talk, we’ll discuss strategies…

Member News: Mary Andonian & David Poulshock launch ISA 3rd Thursdays

Mary Andonian & David Poulshock launch ISA 3rd Thursdays Members Mary and David are launching the local chapter of the International Screenwriters Association(ISA). It’s a monthly mixer for screenwriters on 3rd Thursdays, where you can mingle with fellow screenwriters, meet film and television industry professionals, and win door prizes — including a free Willamette Writer’s…

Eugene: Daryll Lynne Evans

Plot Your Novel for NaNoWriMo Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline. Using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, 3-act structure, and a screen-writing card trick, you will learn how structure works as the framework of your story, and you’ll get tools to plan out your…