Tag Archive for writing workshops

The Practice of Poetry: A Workshop for Young Writers

At the Young Willamette Writers February 1 meeting, veteran poet, author, and instructor Sage Cohen will lead an interactive workshop offering a series of prompts to spark new poems and help explore a variety of craft considerations. Participants will leave with 3-4 poem starts they can continue developing on their own. Come with your favorite…

YWW Portland: Learn the Secret to Making Any Story Better

April Henry is known for going the extra mile to make her stories realistic. She’s done everything from attending the FBI’s Citizen Academy to becoming certified in Wilderness Medicine to taking classes in picking locks and getting out of handcuffs. Research makes stories come alive. Come hear her tips on how to get it right.…

Oregon Poetry Association 2016 Conference in Eugene!

The Oregon Poetry Association and Lane Literary Guild present OPA’s Annual Conference 2016 Eugene, OR September 30th – October 2nd Come join keynote speaker John Witte, Oregon poet laureate Liz Woody, Oregon Book Award winners Willa Schneberg and Penelope Scambly Schott, and Stewart Holbrook Award winner George Venn, among many others. Celebrate the re-opening of the Oregon…

Wordcrafters Presents New Memoir Classes with Melissa Hart!

Wordcrafters Presents New Memoir Classes with Melissa Hart! Ready to start writing your memoir? Memoirist Melissa Hart teaches participants how to choose a theme and/or era around which to shape your book. She’ll help you deepen your understanding of setting, characterization, dialogue, narrative arc, and theme. Using examples from published memoir, she’ll discuss chapter and overall book structure and…

May 6-8: 2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium 5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” May 6 – 8, 2016 The fifth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, through Sunday, May 8, 2016. American Book Award winner Reyna Grande is the keynote author.…

Sat, 30 April: Workshop with Sarina Dorie

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Selling Short Stories Thinking about writing short stories but don’t know where to start? Here is a great place to get the basics from someone with experience in this field. Presented by the Willamette Writers on the River chapter Workshop date: 30 April, 10 am – 5 pm Comfort Suites in Corvallis Registration closes…

30 Jan Workshop: Building Your Story with John Reed

Building Your Story Saturday, Jan 30th, 1-3 pm Wordcrafters Workshop: 480 Charnelton, Eugene Price: $35 Instructor: John Reed Register at Wordcrafters This class covers all the basic aspects of story and applies to both short stories and novels. We’ll discuss spicing up your story with the “Three Cs”: The Clock, The Crucible, and The Contract. We’ll learn how to determine where the…

Sat, 9 January: Writing from Your Body Workshop

Presented by Mid-Valley Willamette Writers Saturday, 9 January 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm Stellaria Community Rooms, 150 Shelton McMurphy Drive $30 members/$45 nonmembers email Midvalleyww@gmail.com to register You carry every moment you have ever lived deep in the cells of your body. Your mind may have forgotten an experience, but your body holds it and carries it…