Tag Archive for “Inspiration”

“Failure, Fear, Inspiration, and Excellence” with Jennifer Lauck

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, at at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts writing instructor New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer Lauck who will present on “Failure, Fear, Inspiration, and Excellence”. The day will include a meeting in the morning and a workshop after lunch. Join us!

The Notion of Audience, with Playwright Kira Obolensky

Playwright Kira Obolensky visits the Willamette Writers Portland membership meeting to talk about the notion of audience. In this presentation, Kira will talk about her work with the theater and share her observations on how letting the audience into her imagination as she writes has dramatically changed her work.

The Clowning Linguist with Sarina Dorie, Eugene

Learn how to identify and break down humor. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle a reader’s sense of humor, create puns and play with words by using techniques that stand-up comedians use. Exercise your wit with new skills, make others laugh and be entertained. Bring…

Three New Things in FiLMLaB

We had two pieces of good news this weekend from FiLMLaB AD Tony Forsyth. Item #1: the little film that could, Alis Volat Propriis, was accepted into the Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival November 8-10 in Hood River, Oregon. You will remember Alis from previous columns as our 2012 FiLMLaB experiment and more recently as OIFF’s 2013 Best…

A Winner Weighs In On FiLMLaB

A Winner Weighs in on FiLMLaB by Barbara Thomas First, I’d like to thank Ruth Witteried for the opportunity to blog about my conference experience. It’s a second draft, so to speak, of all the not-terribly-eloquent things I said during the Willamette Writers Conference. Throughout the weekend I was asked “How does it feel to watch…

A FiLMLaB Inspiration

by Ruth Witteried     The second annual FiLMLaB short, Inspiration, made its debut last Friday night at the Willamette Writers Conference. Scheduled from 7-9 pm, I spent most of the hours preceding it worrying whether author Barbara Thomas would actually arrive in time for her own premier! Flying in from Dallas that afternoon, with…

Inspiration Premiers This Week!

by Ruth Witteried Welcome to your final Monday before the 2013 Willamette Writers Conference! Not only are we looking forward to the FiLMLaB Premier of INSPIRATION, our winning Script-to-Screen short script written by Barbara Thomas and produced by Willamette Writers; we are looking forward to the infectious excitement and enthusiasm inherent in the gathering of…

We Made a Hat!

When I got the call back in May that my script had won the FiLMLaB competition, I was ecstatic. FiLMLaB offers what I consider the most rewarding prize possible; the opportunity to put one’s work in front of an audience. The film that will be shown next month in Portland though, isn’t the film I…

IT’S L.A. ALL OVER AGAIN – NOT!

by Randall Jahnson I felt like I was back in L.A. It was a hot Friday afternoon and here I was stuck on a freeway, inching along at 15 miles per with every other moron who was Living the Dream.  The sun blazed down on my aging SUV with its inefficient air conditioner blasting away. …