Writing Scenes that Show Don't Tell

Writing Scenes that Show Don’t Tell

Ready to do some scene writing? Join author Linda Clare for this free library workshop and Write Scenes that Show Don’t Tell. 
Winter Warmup Series

Winter Warmup Series

Just starting out with writing and not sure what you want to write? Looking for some variety in your writing repertoire?  Join us for the Winter Warmup Series. Take one, two, or take them all! From romance writing to noir writing to memoir, we’ve got a class for everyone.
January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

Ready to write your memoir? Join author Bronwynn Dean for this memoir writing workshop at the Springfield Public Library on January 14!
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Write deeper, write faster, write better. Discover how readers internalize story in heart and mind with Eric Witchey’s Fiction Fluency Seminars. Register now!
Doing More For You--From Our New Office!

Doing More For You–From Our New Office!

Woop woop! We’re excited! We’ve found what will be a wonderful new home for Lane County’s literary hub. And it’s much more than an office. It’s an opportunity.
Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Explore worlds of your own creation, where you make all the rules and direct fate in this six-week workshop with Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
Fiction Fantastic 2019 - Young Writers Contest

Fiction Fantastic 2019 – Young Writers Contest

Are you ready to write your own adventure? Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest is now open!

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 »
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.

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  
2017 Master Class Retreat - Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat – Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat
Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

NEW! Half-Day Nonfiction Workshop In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world. This workshop will walk you through three genres–literary essay, profile, and social commentary–and look at how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their ... Continue Reading »