The Anatomy of the Thriller with John Reed

THE ANATOMY OF THE THRILLER! Join us for this free Springfield Public Library Workshop and get thrilled!
AWP Night

AWP Night

AWP Writers Conference and Book Fair happens in Portland this year! Join us for AWP Night and get the inside scoop on how to make the most of your conference experience.
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.
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.
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!

Free December Workshop @ Springfield Library!

AFTER NANO, NOW WHAT?! You wrote a novel in 30 days! Hooray! Bring that gem in the rough to the library and we’ll dive in to revision strategies to help you shape it into something truly beautiful. (Didn’t finish your nano novel but want to come learn some revision strategies anyway? Please come!) Monday, December ... Continue Reading »

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 »