Tag Archive for Willamette Writers

Will There Be A Bug Eyed Bill For 2016 FiLMLaB?

film poster for 2015 FiLMLaB winning script Bug Eyed Bill

We are preparing for the 2016 FilmLab launch this Tuesday, January 5th, at Tabor Space! We’ve had lots of helpful suggestions as to what the contest should look like this year: shorten the page count to just four pages (because seven isn’t hard enough!); have two writing prompts instead of three; utilize the conference theme as…

Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading

You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud! at Sign up to read your own work to a live audience! It’s at the usual time and place: Monday, December 21, 2015 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church 114 SW 8th Street (enter Dennis Hall off the 9th Street parking…

Join Willamette Writers and The Timberline Review at Barnes & Noble

Join Willamette Writers and The Timberline Review at Barnes & Noble, Clackamas Town Center for our Holiday Book Fair to support Books for Kids on December 2nd. Two fabulous writing workshops and Timberline Review authors reading from the inaugural issue: – 6:00 – 6:45 Kate Ristau and Maren Anderson offer a free workshop on crafting…

The Story Underneath the Story, Lidia Yuknavitch

On Tuesday, December 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, award-winning Portland author, Lidia Yuknavitch, joins the Willamette Writers membership meeting to talk about going deeper in your story. If you want to go deeper, probe, explore, tunnel, hibernate, and burrow, here’s an amazing opportunity to start your story excavation process. The process is…

Sharper Focus: Writing More Visually

Presented by Randall Jahnson Salem Chapter’s November Meeting: Wednesday, NOV. 18, 2015, 6:30-8:30 PM NOTE: THIS MEETING IS ON THE 3RD WEDNESDAY Novelists and journalists infuse their work with cinematic cues to increase the chance for their books to be sold to the movies or to position themselves to score a lucrative screenwriting gig. In…

Revision Strategies with Miriam Gershow

Revision Strategies with Miriam Gershow Whether you’re writing flash fiction or a novel, perhaps the most essential craft to fiction writing is knowing how to re-think and re-vision your ideas once the first draft is on the page. Learn strategies for looking freshly at your own work, as well as questions to ask about character,…

The Writing Life According to Willy Vlautin

On Tuesday, November 3rd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Portland author and musician, Willy Vlautin, joins the Willamette Writers meeting to talk about the relationship of music and writing, the writing life according to WV, the struggles of working and trying to write, songwriting… and any other topics that come up.

Leslie Gould, Street Teams, Why You Need One, Salem

Street Teams: Why You Need One, When to Create One, & How to Keep It in the Game | Presented by Leslie Gould Word of mouth is the best marketing there is. But how do you generate it? Whether you love promotion or consider it a chore, you need a street team! Find out how…

Sarina Dorie Speaks October 19th in Corvallis

October 19, 2015: Meeting with Sarina Dorie Humor Writing (Talk Title TBA) Presented by Sarina Dorie (Bio from http://sarinadorie.com/writing/bio) As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree…

Poet Peter Sears Speaks at Newport

Willamette Writers Coast Branch is excited to host Oregon Poet Laureate Peter Sears, who will be presenting from 2-4pm on Sunday, October 18th, in the McEntee Room at the Newport Public Library, with a reading of his work followed by a poetry workshop. This event is free and open to the public. Peter Sears is…