New Speaker Series: Reading Like a Writer!

New Speaker Series: Reading Like a Writer!

Reading Like a Writer It’s Wine on Wednesday with a twist! We’re moving to the beautiful Shelton McMurphey Johnson House with an inspiring new speaker series.
Conference 2017: The Mechanics of Murder!

Conference 2017: The Mechanics of Murder!

A conference for readers and writers of crime stories, mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, and crimes of passion.
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!
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.
Free August Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free August Workshop at Springfield Library!

Six Steps to Successful Self-Publishing Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press in Eugene, will share take you through the self-publishing process to make your book a success! She’ll lead an informative discussion that will cover publishing, book design, book distribution and more. Bring your questions! Monday, August 14, 5:30-7:30 pm Springfield Library, 225 5th Street ... Continue Reading »
Step into Stories Workshops

Step into Stories Workshops

Join us Monday or Tuesday for the Step into Stories workshops with Bruce Holland Rogers. Visit us on Facebook for more event details. Monday, July 17 at the Springfield Public Library or Tuesday, July 18 at the Eugene Public Library.   About Bruce Holland Rogers: Bruce has published fiction in a variety of genres, traditions, and ... Continue Reading »
Announcing Step into Poetry Selections

Announcing Step into Poetry Selections

Wordcrafters in Eugene is delighted to announce the winners of the Step into Poetry contest. We had 56 poets submit over 90 poems for selection. A special thanks to all who submitted their work and to our wonderful judges. Follow us on Facebook for information on the installation of these works in the Overpark Garage as well ... Continue Reading »
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 »

New Novel Camp for Teens!

Teen Novel Incubator Camp June 26-30, 2017
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 »

2017 Summer Camps Are Open!

Young Writers Creative Writing Summer Camps July 10-14, 2017  
2017 Master Class Retreat - Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat – Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat
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