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.
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 »
Free February Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free February Workshop at Springfield Library!

You Talkin’ to Me? Does your dialogue feel flat, repetitive, or too artificial? Do you find yourself generally shying away from dialogue? Say no more. Even the most acclaimed of writers struggle with dialogue. But dialogue is what brings a story to life. It deepens our characters, moves the story forward and conveys the mood ... Continue Reading »
Free January Workshop at Springfield Library!

Free January Workshop at Springfield Library!

Bridging Poetry and Prose What is the difference between poetry and prose?  What are the benefits of either? Are something ideas better suited to one or the other? How do you move your prose to poetry or your poetry to prose?  You will leave this workshop with one piece of prose and one of poetry, ... Continue Reading »
New NonFiction Class! Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

New NonFiction Class! Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

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–to study how professional writers tell other people’s stories, and to learn to craft and publish ... Continue Reading »

Growing into a Writer’s Life

This inspiring day will help you: Connect with your bigger artistic and life purpose Make time for what matters & become a prioritizing pro Create a clear plan so you know exactly what to do next Get to know & find your true fans and perfect clients     WORKSHOP DETAILS NEW DATE: Saturday, January ... Continue Reading »
Special Gift for Wordcrafters Supporters

Special Gift for Wordcrafters Supporters

 We made a book! With the assistance of Luminare Press, we’ve created a beautiful gift for Wordcrafters donors. For a contribution of $50 or more, we’ll send you, or the writer of your choice, this beautiful 8×10 writers notebook – containing more than a hundred lined pages, with inspirational quotes to encourage writers to keep ... Continue Reading »

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 »