Tag Archive for Willamette Writers

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…

“And the curtain rose…” Presented by Susan Kelly, Salem

“And the curtain rose…” Presented by Susan Kelly Please note that this is a 2-hour workshop. We will start with a couple of announcements and follow immediately with the program, so come a little early if you want some time to chitchat. Also, if you can, bring a printed, double-spaced copy of the opening scene…

Timberline Review Reading at Annie Bloom’s Books

The evening’s readers: Brittney Corrigan is the poetry editor for the online journal Hyperlexia: poetry and prose about the autism spectrum. Jack Estes is the author of A Field of Innocence and A Soldier’s Son, which is scheduled for release in the fall of 2015. Jennifer Foreman is working on a full collection of poems…

Rebecca Storyweaver Cohen, Telling stories into writable form, Newport

Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2-4 p.m. McEntee Room, Newport Public Library Spend a couple of hours with Rebecca Storyweaver Cohen, children’s librarian and long-time traditional storyteller. Attendees will hear stories that come from the Central Oregon Coast, stories told for many years until the storyteller is satisfied that the tale has found its best form…

Bug Eyed Bill Premiers At The WWC

As Willamette Writers heads into the last two weeks of organizing their annual conference, finalizing details for workshops, classes, pitches and celebrations; FiLMLaB, likewise, is putting the final editorial and post-production touches on winner Mark Scarbrough’s short film, The Robbery. Yes, it is a film now, his short script transformed by director Michael Parisien of…

How to Lose FiLMLaB and Win BlueCat: An Interview with Susan Fleming

As the 2014 Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference, I was also in charge of overseeing the FiLMLaB competition. Round after round of judging took place until five scripts elevated to the coveted “finalists” stage. Those five finalist scripts were sent to Hollywood for our celebrity judge’s review. Susan Fleming’s SIX MONTHS OF WONDER…

FiLMLaB Has A Winner!

After seven weeks, four rounds of judging and one rewrite, our 2015 experiment in writing has come to a conclusion: FiLMLaB has a winner! It was not an easy task for the Producers Circle who met last week to consider and debate the pros and cons of each finalist’s script. One script, however, to rose…

Navigating the Notes

Getting notes on your screenplay is never fun. Thirty years of writing scripts for studios, producers, and directors has taught me that. The reason is simple: They only address what’s wrong with your work. Rarely do they applaud what you’ve done right. In fact, they can be so devoid of praise that by the time…

Why You Need an Agent – Portland

Literary agent Chip MacGregor and his client, author Leslie Gould, will talk about the client / agent relationship. They will also answer member questions informally starting at 6 pm, with their presentation at 7 pm.