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Conference and Retreat

Conference and Retreat

Each year, writers gather in Eugene for a 3-day writing conference, specializing in the craft of writing. 


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


Wordcrafters encompasses all writing genres, but our flagship conference in March, 2015 will focus on fiction.


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

Peter Brown Hoffmeister joins us for WWW in August

WWW: Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays 3rd Wednesday of every month 7-9 at Territorial Vineyards Tasting Room, 907 W 3rd Ave, Eugene 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. ... Continue Reading »

WWW Kicks Off with Kathleen Kerr

Introducing WWW: Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays! Want to chat with the editor of a publishing company? Find out the inner workings and secrets of getting published?  Wordcrafters & Wine on Wednesdays presents Kathleen Kerr, senior editor of Harvest House publishers. July 16, 7-9pm at Territorial Vineyards and Wine Co, 907 W. 3rd St., Eugene ... Continue Reading »

Get Ready for Summer!

Our Creative Writing Camps are the perfect way for Young Writers to beat summer doldrums! Wordcrafters Summer Creative Writing Camps combine a love of words and a love of the outdoors. Write around Alton Baker Park. Work with a new visiting author each afternoon. Explore different aspects of genre and writing craft. Challenge yourself technically ... Continue Reading »

Spring Update

Here at Wordcrafters World Headquarters, we’re busy putting together a punch list of exciting new programs for the year! Teen Summer Creative Writing Camp? Check. More Toast to Kesey Events? Check. Ghost Story Weekend? On-going writing workshops? Check and Check! We’ll be rolling out our upcoming events soon. In the meantime, Wordcrafters Conference 2015 is ... Continue Reading »

Next Event: SciFi/Fantasy Weekend!

Elves, and Robots, and Sorcery, oh my! Nina Kiriki Hoffman will take us deep into the realm of sorcery and swords, lasers and spaceships for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing in beautiful Blue River, Oregon. Join us! Sign up for SciFi/Fantasy Weekend here.

Student Short Story Competition

Wordcrafters announces the first short story competition for students sponsored by the University of Oregon Bookstore. All elementary, middle, and high school students in students in Lane County, Oregon are eligible whether they attend public, private, or home school. The contest review panel will select three winners from each academic level. Click here for more ... Continue Reading »

Myrlin Hepworth and Teen Poetry!

. Poet and Performance Artist Myrlin Hepworth will hold two poetry workshops for teens at the Wordcrafters Conference in Eugene March, 2014. Details are still forthcoming, but at this writing it appears that he will hold a workshop for middle school kids and one for high schoolers, to be followed by a Poetry Slam open to ... Continue Reading »

Terry Brooks will be at the conference!

Bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks will be speaking at the Wordcrafters in Eugene Conference in March, 2014. The author of many New York Times bestselling books, beginning with The Sword of Shannara series, Terry has much to share about writing, designing a series, crafting characters and more.

YA workshop with author Cidney Swanson

YA author Cidney Swanson will hold a 3-hour workshop on August 9, from 9am-noon on Friday, August 9, followed by a half-hour of “Ask Me Anything.” If you’re writing for the Young Adult market, this is a hands-on workshop you shouldn’t miss. Space is limited. Register here.

Elizabeth George to Speak at the Conference

Elizabeth George, known for her Inspector Lynley British crime novels, is scheduled to be a keynote presenter and teacher at the 2014 conference. Most of Elizabeth’s books have been filmed by the BBC and air regularly on PBS’s Mystery. Elizabeth knows the craft of fiction, and is generous in sharing her knowledge and experience. We’re ... Continue Reading »

Susan Wiggs to Speak at Conference

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs will be a Retreat Leader and key presenter at the March, 2014 Wordcrafters In Eugene Writers Conference. Susan brings great enthusiasm and energy, not to mention extraordinary experience and wisdom to her classes and talks. To be in a retreat with Susan is to really understand the craft ... Continue Reading »

Writers Conference March 7, 8, 9, 2014

It’s official! The inaugural Wordcrafters In Eugene Conference will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 and 9, 2014 at the Eugene Hilton.  We are planning to have many amazing activities, including speakers, classes, workshops, hands-on editing services with professionals in the industry, and more! The two retreat classes will be held Monday ... Continue Reading »