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Central Point City Hall Council Chambers

140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
http://willamettewriters.org/southernoregon/

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January 2015

Three Keys to Compelling Storytelling – Ray Rhamey

January 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Using instructions packed with examples that generate insights and sprinkled with writing exercises, this presentation will deliver some of the “how-to’s” that the pros use for successful storytelling.

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Strengthen Your Narrative – Molly Best Tinsley

January 10, 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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This workshop is ideal for those interested or involved in telling a story, regardless of genre­—fiction, creative non-fiction (memoir), and plays. We will explore the process of bringing out the structure of a narrative by focusing on these goals: Discover the best point of entry into your story Develop your main character’s mission, enemy and…

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February 2015

Literary Agent – Fiona Kenshole

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Find out what an agent does and how they work with writers to build and manage their careers, from first idea to movie deal. Get insider information on: What an agent looks for.kenshole-fiona_color Dos and don’ts of query letters. How to craft an “elevator pitch.” Please note: morning lecture (10am - 12pm) is free for…

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March 2015

Introduction to Self-Publishing – Patricia Marshall

March 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Self-publishing is a complex task that goes far beyond writing a book. We’ll cover the basic issues that self-publishing authors need to address, including:  Preparing your manuscript for publishing. Creating compelling covers. Getting your book to market. Please note: morning lecture (10am - 12pm) is free for members, afternoon workshop (1:30pm - 4:30pm) is $30.

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April 2015

Everyday Book Marketing – Midge Raymond – Central Point

April 4, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$30

Book marketing begins before publication. Learn a range of marketing basics, from author websites and blogs to event opportunities. Develop marketing strategies that fit in with your regularly scheduled life. Please note: morning lecture (10am - 12pm) is free for members, afternoon workshop (1:30pm - 4:30pm) is $30.

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May 2015

How to Give Your Writing Character and Depth, Central Point

May 2, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Elizabeth Lyon speaks about How to Give Your Writing Character and Depth at the Southern Oregon Chapter meeting of Willamette Writers.

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June 2015

Jill Kelly presents Revisions and Editing towards Publication, Southern Oregon

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10

Morning Presentation: Getting Support for Your Manuscript. From coaches to beta-readers, workshops to retreats, self-editing to a paid editor, we’ll discuss 12 ways to bring your manuscript to completion: How to get it written with the least struggle. How to get it polished with the least hassle. Staying out of Discouragement Land. How to know…

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September 2015

Kim Griswell presents Voice, Central Point

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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SOUTHERN OREGON (Medford/Central Point) Saturday, September 12, 2015 Kim Griswell "Finding Your Voice" Morning Presentation: "Voice-The Elusive Element that Sets Your Writing Apart" 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10 for visitors Our greatest writers write from their guts, from their own truths. They do so by writing with voice. In this session,…

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October 2015

Bill Sullivan, Writing For a Living, Central Point

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Bill Sullivan “Writing for a Living” SOUTHERN OREGON (Medford/Central Point) Saturday, October 10, 2015 Morning Presentation: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 guests What is the secret to making a living as a writer? Join author Bill Sullivan for a nuts-and-bolts look at diverse ways to succeed as a writer. Find out:…

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November 2015

Robert Arellano:”Unlocking the Power of Place, Unleashing the Complexity of Character”

November 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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With examples from D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and Stephen King, Arellano will elucidate how literary masters bring their settings to life and give birth to unforgettable characters. You will learn how to harness this magic for your own writing.

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January 2016

Jennifer Margulis: Writing Success in the New Year

January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Southern Oregon Willamette Writers presents Jennifer Margulis: Writing Success in the New Year Saturday, January 9 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Morning Presentation: "A New Paradigm for the New Year: Bluff, Cheat, and Fail Your Way to Becoming a More Successful Writer" 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free…

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February 2016

Taking Story to the Next Level with Story Structure

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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SOUTHERN OREGON WILLAMETTE WRITERS Jennifer Blanchard Taking Story to the Next Level with Story Structure Saturday, February 6, 2106 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers 140 S. Third Street, Central Point Morning Presentation: "A Look at Story Structure" 10:00 a.m. to noon. Free to members, $10 visitors   Story structure is one of those things…

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March 2016

ALL THINGS PUBLISHING, Author Panel and Breakout Sessions with Small Press Publishers

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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A panel of small press publishers from Southern Oregon Literary Alliance will discuss various aspects of publishing and take your questions.

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April 2016

Southern Oregon: Literary Agent Michael Larsen on Thriving in the Golden Age for Writers

April 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Monthly Meeting: “Ten Commandments That Guarantee Success” | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors | Now is the best time ever to be a writer, but you need a new path to succeed. Set inspiring literary and publishing goals. Love your work. Make success inevitable. Build your platform. Serve your community. Test-market…

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May 2016

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

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10.00

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! Morning Presentation: “Perseverance Through Memoir, Novel, and Shorter…

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June 2016

“Diving Deep: Emotion in Ficition” with Susan Kelly

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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$10.00

On Saturday, June 4th, 2016, at at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts writing coach and editor Susan Kelly. The day will include a meeting in the morning and a workshop after lunch. Join us! Morning Presentation: “Diving Deep I: Emotion in Fiction” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to…

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September 2016

“Publishing, Positioning, and the Business of Writing” with Edwin Battistella

September 10, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Willamette Writers hosts Edwin Battistella, for a monthly meeting followed by a workshop on “Publishing, Positioning, and the Business of Writing”. Join us! Monthly Meeting: “Why the History of Publishing Matters” 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors From the…

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October 2016

“Get in Gear for Writing and Selling Short Stories” With Sarina Dorie

October 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

On Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Sarina Dorie who will present "Get in Gear for Writing and Selling Short Stories." "Using Short Stories to Market Yourself as a Writer” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free to members, $10.00 visitors One might ask why…

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November 2016

“Deeper Characterization” with Zee Nickerson

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host psychologist and substantive editor, Zee Nickerson, who will be presenting "Deeper Characterization," A look at the unconscious psychology that makes a character act and perceive the world as they do. Morning Session on "Deeper Characterization" 10:00 a.m.…

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January 2017

Meeting Postponed Due to to Weather.

January 7, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

OUR JANUARY 7TH MEETING WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON OUR WEBSITE SOON FOR DETAILS ON THE NEW DATE AND TIME. Open 2017 with a laugh! On Saturday, January 7th, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders,…

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February 2017

“Story Punch and The Irreconcilable Self” with Eric Witchey

February 4, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10
Creativity - Eric Witchey

On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Eric Witchey, Award-winning writer and author of Bull’s Labyrinth, will describe and demonstrate the use of conflicted psychology as a driver for story and as an essential part of developing powerful climaxes. Morning Meeting (9:30-noon) In the morning, Mr. Witchey will discuss and demonstrate the relationship between the irreconcilable self,…

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March 2017

Southern Oregon: “Structuring Your Memoir” with Emily Grosvenor

March 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

Emily Grosvenor "Structuring Your Memoir" Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Structuring Your Memoir” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Structure is the backbone of story. As a genre, memoir opens up perhaps the widest avenues for structure of any book-length…

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April 2017

Southern Oregon: Adding Humor to your Writing with Mark Saunders

April 1, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

Rescheduled due to popular demand! On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at the Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host published author and accomplished speaker Mark Saunders, who will present "Adding humor to Your Writing." Morning session: “15 Ways of Adding Humor to your Writing” 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free for members,…

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May 2017

Southern Oregon: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” with Fonda Lee

May 6, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
$10

On Saturday, May 6th at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Southern Oregon Willamette Writers will host Fonda Lee. Morning presentation from 10 a.m. to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Morning session: “World Building the Lazy Bastard Way” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members,…

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June 2017

Southern Oregon: “Creating Your Online Presence” with Orit Ofri

June 3, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
Free – $35

Morning session: “Start Your Author Platform” 10 AM-12 PM (free for members, $10 for guests) If you're ready to work on your platform (or want to know what an Author Platform is), join us for this interactive slideshow presentation by Orit Ofri, the Online Presence Coach, who will take us through the steps of building the author…

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September 2017

Southern Oregon Meeting: “Writing the Mindful Memoir” with Peter Gibb

September 2, 2017
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
Peter Gibbs

Morning session followed by Afternoon Workshop Writing the Mindful Memoir with Peter Gibb Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point 10 AM-12 PM (free for members, $10 for guests) Join us on September 2nd with award-winning author and memoirist Peter Gibb! Peter Gibb, the author of King of Doubt, will…

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November 2017

Southern Oregon: Chapter Meeting and Workshop

November 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

Congratulations, you started! Now, join us from 10AM to noon as Local creative coach Patricia Morrison shows “7 keys to finishing your big project.” How to survive the middle/boring parts and get to done. Step back, reassess, and refocus when you find yourself overwhelmed. Discern whether your project(s) should be completed and if so, go…

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January 2018

Southern Oregon: Workshop with Rachel Barton

January 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR

Please Join Us Poet Rachel Barton will join us on January 6th, with a presentation and workshop. More details coming soon! About Our Monthly Chapter Meetings & Workshops Southern Oregon Willamette Writers meets the first Saturday of every month at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Guests and Willamette Writers members…

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April 2020

Southern Online: Monthly Chapter Meeting

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Willamette Writers Southern Oregon Online! Saturday, April 4th, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm Online (see details). Join us for our first online meeting! We have Dami Roelse MS CAPC speaking to us on The Art of Marketing Your Book. Dami will present steps for marketing your first book and guide you through the planning of a marketing journey…

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