OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

 Join Wordcrafters in Eugene for OUT LOUD, a student spoken word workshop and poetry slam.
February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February 21 – Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel discuss Red Rising by Pierce Brown
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.
2018 Young Writer's Short Fiction Contest Now Open!

2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest Now Open!

Tell Us Your Story! Whatever your story is, we want to read it! Submit it to the 2018 Young Writers Short 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.
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 6 click here. M.K. Martin: Editing – For some writers editing can range from daunting to boring. What can writers learn from self-editing that paying a professional ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 5 click here. M.K. Martin: Many writers are very resistant to plotting, planning, etc. preferring to fling themselves into the stream of inspiration and hope for the ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 4 click here.   M.K. Martin: Often stories, especially short stories, are rejected because they fall apart at the climax or shortly thereafter (For more on this, ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 3 click here M.K. Martin: What’s your favorite scene someone else wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Again, hard question. Too many scenes and not enough time. ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Thriller writer and master teacher John Reed will lead a three-month series of writing workshops at Springfield Library! FEBRUARY – Let’s Make a Scene We’ll cover the basics of creating a memorable scene for your novel or short story. You’ll learn the “Eleven Essential Elements of a Scene,” the “Formula for a Winning Scene,” and ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 2 click here. M.K. Martin: What is your favorite scene that you wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Wow… I have no idea. Of the many thousands ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 1 click here.  M.K Martin: How do you use character(s) to drive the story? Eric Witchey: This is a hard question. I hear two questions. ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 1

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. M.K. Martin: Several of the Fiction Fluency Seminars,  for example “Characters are what they do” and “Character lives, desires, & conflict” focus on the character. Why is character ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: an Introduction

Q&A with Eric Witchey: an Introduction

Wordcrafters is pleased to present a series of craft articles to supplement our Fiction Fluency Seminars lead by noted author and instructor, Eric Witchey. This series is a taken from Eric’s interview with author and Wordcraftian, M.K. Martin. Eric’s insightful classes are a popular staple of writing conferences and workshops around the Pacific Northwest, nicknamed ... Continue Reading »
2018 YWC Story Sparks

2018 YWC Story Sparks

Young writers, are you looking for some inspiration for the 2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest? Check out our Story Sparks to get the fire started with your narrative tale! Teachers, want some resources to inspire your students for the contest and beyond? See accompanying worksheets and prompt slides for each Story Spark. Have an ... Continue Reading »
Literary Mixer @Sam Bond's Brewing

Literary Mixer @Sam Bond’s Brewing

Join us February 20, 2018 at Sam Bond’s Brewing (the Foundry) for a Literary Mixer. Have a beer, connect with other writers, and shoot the literary breeze. For every pint purchased from 6-10 PM, $1 will be graciously donated by Sam Bond’s to Wordcrafters in Eugene to support our community education programs. This event is ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Take a deep dive into the development of character psychology, sociology, and physiology; then learn to translate these abstract concepts into concrete character behavior and narrative on the page. You will walk away with a deeper sense of how character perceptions, behaviors, and dialog cause the reader to feel the nature of a character and ... Continue Reading »