New Novel Camp for Teens!

New Novel Camp for Teens!

Teen Novel Incubator Camp June 26-30, 2017
2017 Summer Camps Are Open!

2017 Summer Camps Are Open!

Young Writers Creative Writing Summer Camps July 10-14, 2017  
Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations, Young Writers! Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Young Writers Fiction Contest!
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.
Dialogue Dos and Don'ts

Dialogue Dos and Don’ts

University of Oregon MFA candidates, Nicky Gonzalez and Ndinda Kioko, talked about what dialogue should be doing and shared tips and tricks to help identify when it isn’t working and how to fix it. “You Talkin’ To Me?” Dialogue Dos and Don’ts By M. K. Martin What is dialogue? On the surface, it’s simply two ... Continue Reading »
Free May Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free May Workshop at Springfield Library!

Show and Tell: Make Body Language Work for Your Story Most writers are familiar with the mantra, “Show, don’t tell.” Seems easy, right? But how to show a character is angry, happy, confused, in love without telling the reader? In face to face conversations, we rely heavily on body language to understand the speaker’s true ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Interview with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Between attending the annual Writers of the Future gala in Hollywood and preparing to lead an intrepid band of writers during the upcoming Sci-Fi/Fantasy Story Weekend retreat Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been very busy lately. She was able to find some time to discuss some of the aspects of her process and give us a peek at what ... Continue Reading »
Free April Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free April Workshop at Springfield Library!

Take a poetic deep dive into place as we compose poems that celebrate or otherwise consider the experience of living in the Springfield/Eugene area–past, present, or future! Monday, April 17th, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street Free and open to the public Presenter Eric A. Johnson These free workshops are brought to ... Continue Reading »
Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

NEW! Half-Day Nonfiction Workshop In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–and look at how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their ... Continue Reading »
Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

We are thrilled that so many talented young writers entered our fiction contest. Come meet our winners! When: Friday, March 3 at 5 PM Where: Red Wagon Creamery  
Free March Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free March Workshop at Springfield Library!

Ways of Seeing Sharpen your language and descriptions in poetry and prose. In this workshop we will focus on ways to create surprising language and images. Through various writing exercises you will have the opportunity to practice methods of gathering images and sensory details through memory and direct observation. With these details we hope that ... Continue Reading »
Free February Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free February Workshop at Springfield Library!

You Talkin’ to Me? Does your dialogue feel flat, repetitive, or too artificial? Do you find yourself generally shying away from dialogue? Say no more. Even the most acclaimed of writers struggle with dialogue. But dialogue is what brings a story to life. It deepens our characters, moves the story forward and conveys the mood ... Continue Reading »
Free January Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free January Workshop at Springfield Library!

Bridging Poetry and Prose What is the difference between poetry and prose?  What are the benefits of either? Are something ideas better suited to one or the other? How do you move your prose to poetry or your poetry to prose?  You will leave this workshop with one piece of prose and one of poetry, ... Continue Reading »
New NonFiction Class! Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

New NonFiction Class! Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Nonfiction Workshop In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–to study how professional writers tell other people’s stories, and to learn to craft and publish ... Continue Reading »
Growing into a Writer's Life

Growing into a Writer’s Life

This inspiring day will help you: Connect with your bigger artistic and life purpose Make time for what matters & become a prioritizing pro Create a clear plan so you know exactly what to do next Get to know & find your true fans and perfect clients     WORKSHOP DETAILS NEW DATE: Saturday, January ... Continue Reading »
Special Gift for Wordcrafters Supporters

Special Gift for Wordcrafters Supporters

 We made a book! With the assistance of Luminare Press, we’ve created a beautiful gift for Wordcrafters donors. For a contribution of $50 or more, we’ll send you, or the writer of your choice, this beautiful 8×10 writers notebook – containing more than a hundred lined pages, with inspirational quotes to encourage writers to keep ... Continue Reading »