Wordcrafters Wine on Wednesdays

January only, WWW will take place at Wordcrafters new home,
480 Charnelton, 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. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat!

WWWs are free to the public (21 and over).

A Special WWW to kick off 2016!

Join us this January 20th at 7pm for the the first Wordcrafters Wine on Wednesday of the New Year. It will be a special reception in the new Wordcrafters headquarters at 480 Charnelton Ave. in Eugene.

Guest speaker Elizabeth Engstrom will talk about the writing life, with advice on reaching your writing goals in 2016. We’ll also hear from authors Cheryl Owen-Wilson and Christina Lay, reading from their most recent work. Wordcrafters is excited to share our new home with you over a glass of wine as we look ahead to great classes, programs, and writing opportunities in the coming year.

 

Elizabeth EngstromElizabeth Engstrom Cratty is a sought-after teacher and keynote speaker at writing conferences, conventions, and seminars around the world. She has written thirteen books and edited four anthologies, and she has over two hundred fifty short stories, articles and essays in print. She was Director of the Maui Writers Retreat for ten years and is currently on faculty at the University of Phoenix. An avid gardener and knitter, she also hikes the beautiful Pacific Northwest and puts her pen to use for social justice. Her lastest books are Baggage Claim and How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene. Learn more!

Christina LayChristina Lay has been writing since second grade, when she first knew she wanted to be a writer. She is the editor of Shadow Spinners: A Collection of Dark Tales. Her short stories published in anthologies like Ghosts at the Coast and Dead On Demand. Her first novel, Death Is a Star, was released as an eBook and in print by IFD Publishing. Her awards include first place in the Rupert Hughes Writing Competition at the Maui Writers Conference, First Place in the Authors’ Venue Novel Competition, 2nd Place in the Writers’ Digest Short Story Contest, First Place in LaBelle Lettre’s Mystery Short Story Contest, and runner up in the PNWA Novel competition. She maintains her secret identity by working as a bookkeeper for a nonprofit. She has a dog, five cats, and her second love (after writing) is photography.

Cheryl WilsonCheryl Owen-Wilson The writing bug first snagged Cheryl through her penning of a personal essay, for which she received an award and publication. However, today short story fiction is what drives her writing, with an emphasis on Southern Gothic. Since her roots are buried deep in the bayous of Southern Louisiana, it is a natural fit. When not visiting the mysteries of her childhood home she also writes fantasy and science fiction. She recently celebrated her first publication, a short story in Shadow Spinners: A Collection of Dark Tales.
When Cheryl is not writing, you will find her at an easel covered in oil. “When I write I usually have a picture in my mind of a painting to go with the story. The same holds true when the picture of a painting forms in my mind. It’s usually followed closely with an idea for a story.”