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.
June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

June Reading Like a Writer with Valerie Brooks

Join Valerie Brooks  on June 20 as she discusses The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
Novel Beginnings

Novel Beginnings

Want to write a novel but you’re not sure where to start? Maybe you’ve started a few but they’ve run out of juice 20, 50, or even 100 pages in and you’re not sure what went wrong? This workshop will guide you through the messy process of creating a novel. You’ll build a solid foundation ... Continue Reading »
Building Your Story with John Reed

Building Your Story with John Reed

Learn about the Three C’s: The Clock, the Crucible, and The Contract with author John Reed. Registration for this workshop open now!
Fiction Fantastic!

Fiction Fantastic!

Come celebrate the winners of the Young Writers Short Fiction Contest and join us for a keynote from author Melissa Hart on Friday, June 1 at Barnes and Noble!
Interview with Mikko Azul

Interview with Mikko Azul

We were inspired to write after our talk with Mikko Azul about her novel The Staff of Fire and Bone! She shared her inspiring writing journey and the details of her richly detailed story world. Mikko Azul wrote her first book in second grade, proudly scribbling the cover with crayons and binding with yarn. She ... Continue Reading »
Be Write In - Virtual Write-Ins

Be Write In – Virtual Write-Ins

Want to connect with writers AND get some writing done? Try our new virtual write-in, Be Write In!. Writer Joanna Bartlett will be hosting this online butt-in-chair time on Tuesdays  from 1PM-2:30PM through the end of summer! We’ll check-in briefly at the beginning to share our writing goals for the session, then have 2 writing ... Continue Reading »
May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

Join Cai Emmons on May 16  as she discusses Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Registration is open for Words and Worlds: Writing and Performance Camp! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading In this fun and supportive three-hour workshop, author and professional speaker Melissa Hart shows how to captivate your audience the moment you step up to the microphone to give a reading of your work.
Book Launch: Survivor’s Club by M.K. Martin

Book Launch: Survivor’s Club by M.K. Martin

  April 21: Join the celebration!  Food, drink, prizes, A BOOK! What’s not to love? Come for mixing and mingling, drinks and dinner! Where: Steelhead Brewing Company 199 E 5th Ave #1, Eugene, OR 97401 When: Mixing and mingling at 6pm, Enticing book sample and signing at 7pm.
Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Free Library Workshop with Linda Clare

Your Character’s World  Get to know your fictional character and the world they live in. Whether you love to write contemporary, historical, fantasy or sci-fi, your character is the centerpiece of any story. Linda shows you tips for researching, assembling a unique character from a blend of real-life persons, and how to describe and introduce ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Heather Ransom

Interview with Heather Ransom

We had the great privilege of talking to Heather Ransom about her young adult sci-fi novel Going Green (and we get to hear Heather read from the opening of the book for us!). Heather Ransom is a science fiction writer and educator. When not teaching middle school science, Heather enjoys exploring the great out of ... Continue Reading »