May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

Join Cai Emmons on May 16  as she discusses Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Registration is open for Words and Worlds: Writing and Performance Camp! Join us July 23-27, 2018 for a writing and performing camp for girls ages 14-18. 
Explorers Camp for Middle School Writers

Explorers Camp for Middle School Writers

Registration is open for Explorers Creative Writing Camp! Join us July 23-27, 2018 and combine your love of words with your love of the outdoors.
Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading In this fun and supportive three-hour workshop, author and professional speaker Melissa Hart shows how to captivate your audience the moment you step up to the microphone to give a reading of your work.
Free Library Workshop Series with Linda Clare!

Free Library Workshop Series with Linda Clare!

Hone your character writing skills with Linda Clare with a FREE workshop series at the Springfield Public Library. Workshops run May through August.
April Reading Like a Writer with J.C. Geiger

April Reading Like a Writer with J.C. Geiger

Join J.C. on April 18  as he discusses A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
Spring 2018 Classes

Spring 2018 Classes

Get ready to spring into writing. From memoir, to author reading, to fiction, we’ve got something for everyone. Register now!
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Wordcrafters in Eugene is excited to present this unique fiction seminar series with award-winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey.
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.
Book Launch: Survivor’s Club by M.K. Martin

Book Launch: Survivor’s Club by M.K. Martin

  April 21: Join the celebration!  Food, drink, prizes, A BOOK! What’s not to love? Come for mixing and mingling, drinks and dinner! Where: Steelhead Brewing Company 199 E 5th Ave #1, Eugene, OR 97401 When: Mixing and mingling at 6pm, Enticing book sample and signing at 7pm.
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s World  Get to know your fictional character and the world they live in. Whether you love to write contemporary, historical, fantasy or sci-fi, your character is the centerpiece of any story. Linda shows you tips for researching, assembling a unique character from a blend of real-life persons, and how to describe and introduce ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Heather Ransom

Interview with Heather Ransom

We had the great privilege of talking to Heather Ransom about her young adult sci-fi novel Going Green (and we get to hear Heather read from the opening of the book for us!). Heather Ransom is a science fiction writer and educator. When not teaching middle school science, Heather enjoys exploring the great out of ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Jeff Wheeler

Interview with Jeff Wheeler

Talking with Jeff Wheeler was so inspiring! We took a deep-dive into his creative process, including the surprising inspiration for The Queen’s Poisoner! (Plus he reads us a bit from the beginning.)
Interview with Cidney Swanson

Interview with Cidney Swanson

What a blast talking with Cidney Swanson! Daryll Lynne is a big fan of the Ripple series, and James is focused on indie publishing, so Cidney hits that sweet spot of great stories and successful self-publishing. We cover a lot of ground in this interview. Bonus—Cidney reads from her newest book, Siren Spell! Cidney Swanson ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Workshop (Spring 2018)

Fiction Workshop (Spring 2018)

Fiction Workshop Fiction Workshop is designed to help you stay on track with your writing and receive valuable feedback to improve your craft and style. Critiquing others’ work will help you hone your editor’s eye and help uncover some of your own writerly tics. Each week we’ll discuss a reading and craft element. Then we’ll ... Continue Reading »
Memoir Workshop (Spring 2018)

Memoir Workshop (Spring 2018)

Memoir Workshop You’ve started your memoir – now what? Continue developing your craft and gain valuable feedback in this workshop-style format. You’ll be applying the lessons that you’ve learn in this course to your manuscript. Through craft discussion and critique, we’ll  explore the nuances of scene building, dialogue, and story structure to inform the progression ... Continue Reading »
Elements of Memoir (Spring 2018)

Elements of Memoir (Spring 2018)

  Elements of Memoir Do you have a personal story to tell, but want to know more on how to distill the most important parts into a compelling tale? In this class we will examine contemporary pieces in the memoir genre and help you learn how to identify what works in them. You’ll learn and ... Continue Reading »
Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

We are getting excited for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Story Weekend just around the corner! This week we are giving away one shared room tuition for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Weekend as well as three book bundles that include a copy of February’s Reading Like a Writer novel (Red Rising by Pierce Brown) and March’s Reading Like a Writer novel ... Continue Reading »
Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend April 13-15, 2018 (SOLD OUT) 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 ... Continue Reading »
Nonprofit High School

Nonprofit High School

We are excited to announce that Wordcrafters in Eugene will be a participating nonprofit in the Nonprofit High School Program. WHAT IS NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL? NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL is not a high school! It’s a collaborative internship program created by four different nonprofit organizations in Lane County: The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House; the Lane County History Museum; Adventure! Children’s ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Eric Witchey

Interview with Eric Witchey

We had so much fun talking with Eric about many things, but especially about his new novel Bull’s Labyrinth. (Eric reads the whole first chapter—so, so good!) Eric Witchey has sold more than a hundred short stories in many genres to publications like Clarkesworld, Writers of the Future, Writer’s Digest, and many others. He has ... Continue Reading »