OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

DATE Saturday, February 24th TIME Sign-Up 6:00 – 6:30 Slam 7:00 – 9:00pm COST Free (donations welcome) LOCATION The Foundry: Sam Bond’s Brewing 540 E 8th Ave (MAP) AGES Competition is for Youth 14-20, everyone is invited to attend, enjoy, and support! (Please note that this event may not be ... Continue Reading »
February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February 21 – Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel discuss Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Wordcrafters in Eugene is excited to present this unique fiction seminar series with award-winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey.
2018 Young Writer's Short Fiction Contest Now Open!

2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest Now Open!

Tell Us Your Story! Whatever your story is, we want to read it! Submit it to the 2018 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest!
Writing Festival and Master Class Retreat

Writing Festival and Master Class Retreat

Each year, writers gather in Eugene for Be Writing, a one day festival of writing, learning, and inspiration.
Programs

Programs

All year long, Wordcrafters coordinates small and large gatherings for writers seeking an active writer’s life.
Purpose

Purpose

Through Wordcrafters’ programs and our flagship conference, the essentials of craft merge with the inspiration that grows out of a savvy, supportive community.

Spring Update

Here at Wordcrafters World Headquarters, we’re busy putting together a punch list of exciting new programs for the year! Teen Summer Creative Writing Camp? Check. More Toast to Kesey Events? Check. Ghost Story Weekend? On-going writing workshops? Check and Check! We’ll be rolling out our upcoming events soon. In the meantime, Wordcrafters Conference 2015 is ... Continue Reading »

Next Event: SciFi/Fantasy Weekend!

Elves, and Robots, and Sorcery, oh my! Nina Kiriki Hoffman will take us deep into the realm of sorcery and swords, lasers and spaceships for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing in beautiful Blue River, Oregon. Join us! Sign up for SciFi/Fantasy Weekend here.

Student Short Story Competition

Wordcrafters announces the first short story competition for students sponsored by the University of Oregon Bookstore. All elementary, middle, and high school students in students in Lane County, Oregon are eligible whether they attend public, private, or home school. The contest review panel will select three winners from each academic level. Click here for more ... Continue Reading »

Myrlin Hepworth and Teen Poetry!

. Poet and Performance Artist Myrlin Hepworth will hold two poetry workshops for teens at the Wordcrafters Conference in Eugene March, 2014. Details are still forthcoming, but at this writing it appears that he will hold a workshop for middle school kids and one for high schoolers, to be followed by a Poetry Slam open to ... Continue Reading »

Terry Brooks will be at the conference!

Bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks will be speaking at the Wordcrafters in Eugene Conference in March, 2014. The author of many New York Times bestselling books, beginning with The Sword of Shannara series, Terry has much to share about writing, designing a series, crafting characters and more.

YA workshop with author Cidney Swanson

YA author Cidney Swanson will hold a 3-hour workshop on August 9, from 9am-noon on Friday, August 9, followed by a half-hour of “Ask Me Anything.” If you’re writing for the Young Adult market, this is a hands-on workshop you shouldn’t miss. Space is limited. Register here.

Elizabeth George to Speak at the Conference

Elizabeth George, known for her Inspector Lynley British crime novels, is scheduled to be a keynote presenter and teacher at the 2014 conference. Most of Elizabeth’s books have been filmed by the BBC and air regularly on PBS’s Mystery. Elizabeth knows the craft of fiction, and is generous in sharing her knowledge and experience. We’re ... Continue Reading »

Susan Wiggs to Speak at Conference

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs will be a Retreat Leader and key presenter at the March, 2014 Wordcrafters In Eugene Writers Conference. Susan brings great enthusiasm and energy, not to mention extraordinary experience and wisdom to her classes and talks. To be in a retreat with Susan is to really understand the craft ... Continue Reading »

Writers Conference March 7, 8, 9, 2014

It’s official! The inaugural Wordcrafters In Eugene Conference will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 7, 8 and 9, 2014 at the Eugene Hilton.  We are planning to have many amazing activities, including speakers, classes, workshops, hands-on editing services with professionals in the industry, and more! The two retreat classes will be held Monday ... Continue Reading »
Place

Place

The chances it will be raining in Eugene are high. And that’s just fine; we’re not here for the tan.
People

People

Wordcrafters encompasses all writing genres, but our flagship writing festival–BE WRITING–in March, 2016 will focus on fiction.