Fall into Writing with Wordcrafters!

Fall into Writing with Wordcrafters!

Fall into writing with Wordcrafters this autumn and explore the craft of personal narrative, short prose, nonfiction, and novel plotting.
Call for Submissions: Step Into Theater

Call for Submissions: Step Into Theater

  Wordcrafters is excited to partner with the City of Eugene to make local writing a (semi)permanent fixture of downtown Eugene—literally! Step Into Theater is a series of (very!) short plays exhibited in the stairwells of Overpark Garage.
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.
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.
September Reading Like a Writer with Eliot Treichel

September Reading Like a Writer with Eliot Treichel

Join us September 20 for Eliot Treichel presenting Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin! New location! Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Third Wednesday of the Month from 7:00-9:00 pm Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol) Free and open to the public (suggested donation $5)       ... Continue Reading »
Free September Workshops: Step into Theater

Free September Workshops: Step into Theater

Want some help honing your story writing craft before you submit for Step Into Theater? Come to a playwriting workshop at the Springfield or Eugene Public Libraries! It’s open to the public and totally free. (For information on the Step Into series – visit us online atwordcraftersineugene.org/stepinto) This workshop will focus on developing short plays. ... Continue Reading »

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

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

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 »

Conference 2017: The Mechanics of Murder!

A conference for readers and writers of crime stories, mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, and crimes of passion.
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!

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!

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