Book and a Beer

Book and a Beer

  Do you love books? Do you love beer? Celebrate #givingtuesday with Wordcrafters in Eugene and Falling Sky Brewery at our Book and a Beer event.
Ace Your Application - College Essay Event

Ace Your Application – College Essay Event

Ace Your Application: College Mentoring Day Need help on your college entrance essay? Gain confidence and clarity with your writing with a free one on one mentoring from professional writers and writing experts hosted by Wordcrafters in Eugene.
Come Write In for NaNoWriMo!

Come Write In for NaNoWriMo!

Want to write a novel in a month? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene for NaNoWriMo and Come Write In at the Springfield Public Library.
November Reading Like a Writer with Bill Cameron

November Reading Like a Writer with Bill Cameron

Join us November 15 with author Bill Cameron as he discusses All the Rage by Courtney Summers! New location! Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Third Wednesday of the Month from 7:00-9:00 pm Bring your own beverage (attendees under 21 will not be permitted to drink alcohol) Free and open ... Continue Reading »
Fall into Writing with Wordcrafters!

Fall into Writing with Wordcrafters!

Fall into writing with Wordcrafters this autumn and explore the craft of personal narrative, short prose, nonfiction, and novel plotting.
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.

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 »
Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations, Young Writers! Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Young Writers Fiction Contest!
Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

We are thrilled that so many talented young writers entered our fiction contest. Come meet our winners! When: Friday, March 3 at 5 PM Where: Red Wagon Creamery  
Free March Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free March Workshop at Springfield Library!

Ways of Seeing Sharpen your language and descriptions in poetry and prose. In this workshop we will focus on ways to create surprising language and images. Through various writing exercises you will have the opportunity to practice methods of gathering images and sensory details through memory and direct observation. With these details we hope that ... Continue Reading »