September Reading Like a Writer with B.A. Brock

September Reading Like a Writer with B.A. Brock

Join B.A. Brock on September 19 for a discussion of Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
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.

Creative Writing Summer Camps Are Open!

Words & Worlds Creative Writing & Performing Camp Wordcrafters is partnering with SIRENS to create this special writing and performing camp to empower girls to find and share their stories through poetry, story-telling, and performance. Write around Alton Baker Park. Explore different aspects of writing and performing. Campers will: Create Personal Fables Find Stories in ... Continue Reading »

New Class: Structure & Plot

Tools for Strengthening Craft and Revising Fiction You’ve learned the foundations of writing–character, plot, point of view, setting–but how do you take your writing from rough draft to publishable? This series of six craft classes is designed to give you tools to deepen your understanding of craft and help you identify and correct the top ... Continue Reading »

New Class! Writing Effective Dialog

Tools for Strengthening Craft and Revising Fiction You’ve learned the foundations of writing–character, plot, point of view, setting–but how do you take your writing from rough draft to publishable? This series of six craft classes is designed to give you tools to deepen your understanding of craft and help you identify and correct the top ... Continue Reading »

New Craft Class! Character Development

Tools for Strengthening Craft and Revising Fiction You’ve learned the foundations of writing–character, plot, point of view, setting–but how do you take your writing from rough draft to publishable? This series of six craft classes is designed to give you tools to deepen your understanding of craft and help you identify and correct the top ten mistakes fiction ... Continue Reading »

May Poetry Workshop at Springfield Library

Upcoming Workshops: Poetry: Where Song Meets Story Monday, May 2, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm A poetry workshop that will investigate both the narrative and the musical qualities of poems, focusing on particular craft techniques, including rhyme, meter, metaphor, image, and any other relevant technique or angle we can use to engage the poem. There will be ... Continue Reading »

Build Your Platform Without Losing Your Mind

Wordcrafters presents a two-part class on marketing for writers with Kristin Ammerman. We, as writers, have bought into the notion that building your platform is a mysterious black hole that sucks all your creative time and energy. Don’t believe it! Kristin Ammerman is a marketing consultant who works with several successful writers and their literary ... Continue Reading »

Young Writers Fiction Contest 2016 Winners

Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Young Writers Fiction Contest! Nine finalists from were presented with awards at the kick-off of the “Be Writing” Conference by keynote speaker and bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. Congratulations to the following young writers: Elementary School 1st Place — When A Meerkat Moves To The City ... Continue Reading »

Poetry Workshop at Springfield Library

  Next Workshop: Tuning the Metaphor Monday, April 11, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm with Leah Gomez and Tia North Shine the rust off of boring clichés, rewire images till they roar to life, and put a new coat of paint on an old classic. In this workshop, we will learn to construct beauty into poetry and prose, ... Continue Reading »

Cai Emmons joins us for WWW in April!

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 Wordcrafters ... Continue Reading »

Check out our new classes and workshops!

Wordcrafters In Eugene is more than a conference, more than a retreat. It’s a community brought together to celebrate all aspects of literature. We read in the rain, we write by the river, we gather together wherever possible in small and large groups to celebrate our literary heritage. Wordcrafters in Eugene embraces and celebrates the ... Continue Reading »

Don’t Miss Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend!

Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend 25-27 March 2016 Gather together with fourteen other writers in a beautiful riverfront resort for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing. From high fantasy sword and sorcery, to the dark realms of Twilight Zone-ish work, to elves, gnomes, and trolls of all imagination, each participant will write a complete ... Continue Reading »

Kristin Ammerman joins us in March for 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 »