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!
Troubleshooting Your Novel with Tex Thompson

Troubleshooting Your Novel with Tex Thompson

Pack up your manuscript and bring into the shop for a can-do one-day story intervention with Tex Thompson! September 8 & 9.
August Reading Like a Writer with Danuta Pfeiffer

August Reading Like a Writer with Danuta Pfeiffer

Join Danuta Pfeiffer August 15 as she discusses The Davinci Code by Dan Brown
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!
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.

Free November Workshop @ Springfield Library!

RAISE YOUR STAKES! What makes a story gripping? Which plots are compelling rather than corny? How does a writer keep readers on the edges of their seats? This fiction workshop will focus on tension in stories: how to establish it, build it, and resolve it. Monday, November 21, from 5:30-7:30 pm Springfield Public Library, 225 ... Continue Reading »

Let’s NaNo for WWW in November!

  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). Donations ... Continue Reading »

Come Write In with Us for NaNoWriMo!

Are you a WriMo? Come Write with Us! We’re hosting Write-Ins at Springfield Library each Saturday in November from 1:00-3:00 pm. Snacks, word games, writing sprints, and more! Springfield Library, 225 5th Street, Springfield. Free and open to the public. (Not a WriMo? Come Write In anyway!)   What’s NaNoWriMo? That’s short for National Novel ... Continue Reading »
Podcast Interview with Cidney Swanson

Podcast 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!
Podcast Interview with Eric Witchey

Podcast 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 »
Check Out the New Podcast!

Check Out the New Podcast!

Welcome to Sentence to Paragraph, a monthly podcast on the space between wordcraft and the writer’s life.

Lisa Alber joins us for WWW in October!

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). Donations to ... Continue Reading »

Celebrate Wine and Words with Us!

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing (and maybe your grape juice, too)

Don’t miss Ghost Story Weekend

Ghost Story Weekend October 28-30, 2016 Everybody loves a good ghost story! What better place to craft a spooky story than deep in the woods with fourteen other writers at a beautiful Cascades mountain resort? Learning the basics of short story structure, enjoy group speculation on what scares us, and let your imagination run wild ... Continue Reading »

Free September Workshop @ Springfield Library!

Wordcrafters @ Springfield Library Monday, September 19th, 5:30-7:30 pm, free Whether you’re a plotter or a pantser, this fast-paced plotting mashup gives you more than a mere outline. Using Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, 3-act structure, and a screen-writing card trick, you will learn how structure works as the framework of your story, and you’ll get ... Continue Reading »

Eric Witchey joins us for September WWW!

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). Donations to ... Continue Reading »

New Fall Classes and Workshops!

Just in time for Fall! New classes and workshops to jump-start your writing! Learn more here.