July Reading Like a Writer with John Reed

July Reading Like a Writer with John Reed

Join John Reed on July 18 as he discusses The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wordcrafters is Having a Birthday!

Wordcrafters is Having a Birthday!

Join us for a birthday bash and celebrate 5 years of helping writers strengthen their craft and develop community!
Camp NaNoWriMo for Teens!

Camp NaNoWriMo for Teens!

 Got what it takes to write a novel in a month? Join Wordcrafters Camp NaNoWriMo for a month of novel madness in July!
June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

Join Valerie Brooks  on June 20 as she discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Behind the Book 2018: Fight or Flight

Behind the Book 2018: Fight or Flight

Join authors Fonda Lee, Stephanie Kuehn, J.C. Geiger, and Bill Cameron for our 2018 Conference, Behind the Book: Fight or Flight. Registration now open!
Summer Craft Six Pack with John Reed

Summer Craft Six Pack with John Reed

Join John Reed this summer with six craft classes that will help you take your writing from draft to publishable. Register for individual classes or the entire series now!
Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Registration is open for Words and Worlds: Writing and Performance Camp!
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.
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.
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.
A Birthday Letter from Molly Martin

A Birthday Letter from Molly Martin

Dear Friends, Wordcrafters in Eugene is having a birthday party! Help toast five years of offering writers opportunities to strengthen our craft and develop community…and your birthday gift will help build more! I consider myself a Wordcrafters’ poster child. I’ve taken advantage of the many opportunities Wordcrafters provides to connect with other writers and to ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Point of View  Point of View (POV) in fiction can be tricky. This workshop helps you learn how to be consistent in POV, how to switch POV, and how to decide which of your characters will tell your story. We’ll use role playing and exercises to learn the meaning of terms such as ... Continue Reading »
Congratulations to Eric Witchey!

Congratulations to Eric Witchey!

A new fantasy genre—the afterlife fantasy—is born in Eric Witchey’s novel Littlest Death: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel.  2018 IPPY Book Awards Silver Medal – Fantasy Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Winner – Visionary Fiction Finalist – Fantasy Fiction Finalist – Cross-Genre Fiction Finalist – Best New Fiction In her quest for respect, a young grim reaper consumed with pride  ventures beyond the boundaries of human-based ... Continue Reading »
Be Write In - June

Be Write In – June

Want to connect with writers AND get some writing done? Try our new virtual write-in, Be Write In!. Writer Joanna Bartlett will be hosting this online butt-in-chair time on Tuesdays  from 1PM-2:30PM. June Be Write In dates: June 5, 12, 19, & 26. We’ll check-in briefly at the beginning to share our writing goals for ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s Inner World  A writer must know the Main Character’s inner motivations, attitudes, and desires. We’ll write letters from your character to you to help guide you into your character’s inner world, where personality traits, shortcomings, and quirks help create a memorable fictional character. Learn your character’s most burning passions, back story, and most ... Continue Reading »
From Walden to Wild, an exploration of nature and travel writing

From Walden to Wild, an exploration of nature and travel writing

From Walden to Wild, an exploration of nature and travel writing This four-week class will introduce nature and travel writing basics just in time for you to record your summer adventures. We will look at examples of classic and contemporary works in both areas, including travel blogs, and develop and workshop your own pieces. Week ... Continue Reading »
Novel Beginnings

Novel Beginnings

Want to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you’ve started a few but they’ve run out of juice 20, 50, or even 100 pages in and you’re not sure what went wrong? This workshop will guide you through the messy process of creating a novel. You’ll build a solid foundation ... Continue Reading »
Building Your Story with John Reed

Building Your Story with John Reed

Learn about the Three C’s: The Clock, the Crucible, and The Contract with author John Reed. Registration for this workshop open now!
Fiction Fantastic!

Fiction Fantastic!

Come celebrate the winners of the Young Writers Short Fiction Contest and join us for a keynote from author Melissa Hart on Friday, June 1 at Barnes and Noble!
Interview with Mikko Azul

Interview with Mikko Azul

We were inspired to write after our talk with Mikko Azul about her novel The Staff of Fire and Bone! She shared her inspiring writing journey and the details of her richly detailed story world. Mikko Azul wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling the cover with crayons and binding with yarn. She ... Continue Reading »
Be Write In - Virtual Write-Ins

Be Write In – Virtual Write-Ins

Want to connect with writers AND get some writing done? Try our new virtual write-in, Be Write In!. Writer Joanna Bartlett will be hosting this online butt-in-chair time on Tuesdays  from 1PM-2:30PM during the months of May and June. We’ll check-in briefly at the beginning to share our writing goals for the session, then have ... Continue Reading »
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.