Creative Writing Summer Camps

Creative Writing Summer Camps

Wordcrafters Summer Creative Writing Camps combine a love of words and a love of the outdoors.
WWW

WWW

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine!
Writing Festival and Master Class Retreat

Writing Festival and Master Class Retreat

Each year, writers gather in Eugene for Be Writing, a one day festival of writing, learning, and inspiration.
Programs

Programs

All year long, Wordcrafters coordinates small and large gatherings for writers seeking an active writer’s life.
Purpose

Purpose

Through Wordcrafters’ programs and our flagship conference, the essentials of craft merge with the inspiration that grows out of a savvy, supportive community.

New Craft Class! Character Development

Tools for Strengthening Craft and Revising Fiction You’ve learned the foundations of writing–character, plot, point of view, setting–but how do you take your writing from rough draft to publishable? This series of six craft classes is designed to give you tools to deepen your understanding of craft and help you identify and correct the top ten mistakes fiction ... Continue Reading »

May Poetry Workshop at Springfield Library

Upcoming Workshops: Poetry: Where Song Meets Story Monday, May 2, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm A poetry workshop that will investigate both the narrative and the musical qualities of poems, focusing on particular craft techniques, including rhyme, meter, metaphor, image, and any other relevant technique or angle we can use to engage the poem. There will be ... Continue Reading »

Build Your Platform Without Losing Your Mind

Wordcrafters presents a two-part class on marketing for writers with Kristin Ammerman. We, as writers, have bought into the notion that building your platform is a mysterious black hole that sucks all your creative time and energy. Don’t believe it! Kristin Ammerman is a marketing consultant who works with several successful writers and their literary ... Continue Reading »

Young Writers Fiction Contest 2016 Winners

Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Young Writers Fiction Contest! Nine finalists from were presented with awards at the kick-off of the “Be Writing” Conference by keynote speaker and bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. Congratulations to the following young writers: Elementary School 1st Place — When A Meerkat Moves To The City ... Continue Reading »

Poetry Workshop at Springfield Library

  Next Workshop: Tuning the Metaphor Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm with Leah Gomez and Tia North Shine the rust off of boring clichés, rewire images till they roar to life, and put a new coat of paint on an old classic. In this workshop, we will learn to construct beauty into poetry and prose, ... Continue Reading »

Cai Emmons joins us for WWW in April!

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to Wordcrafters ... Continue Reading »

Check out our new classes and workshops!

Wordcrafters In Eugene is more than a conference, more than a retreat. It’s a community brought together to celebrate all aspects of literature. We read in the rain, we write by the river, we gather together wherever possible in small and large groups to celebrate our literary heritage. Wordcrafters in Eugene embraces and celebrates the ... Continue Reading »

Don’t Miss Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend!

Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend 25-27 March 2016 Gather together with fourteen other writers in a beautiful riverfront resort for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing. From high fantasy sword and sorcery, to the dark realms of Twilight Zone-ish work, to elves, gnomes, and trolls of all imagination, each participant will write a complete ... Continue Reading »

Kristin Ammerman joins us in March for WWW!

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to ... Continue Reading »

New Workshop: 3-D Characters – From Flat to Fascinating

  Upcoming Workshops: 3-D Characters: From Flat to Fascinating Monday, February 22, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm with Claire Luchette and Leah Velez Do your characters sometimes feel flat? Are you looking for ways to make them more interesting? In this workshop, we will focus on using the outside world to reflect the inner lives of our ... Continue Reading »

An Evening with NYT Bestselling Author Jacquelyn Mitchard

Wordcrafters is pleased to bring best-selling author Jacquelyn Mitchard to Eugene for a series of writing events, including a free talk open to the public titled “Writing To Save Your Life.” The talk will be held on March 4 at the UO Baker Center Downtown, 975 High Street, at 7 pm, and will focus on writing during periods ... Continue Reading »

Miriam Gershow joins us in February for WWW!

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! WWWs are free to the public (21 and over). Donations to Wordcrafters ... Continue Reading »