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.
Interview with Jeff Wheeler

Interview with Jeff Wheeler

Talking with Jeff Wheeler was so inspiring! We took a deep-dive into his creative process, including the surprising inspiration for The Queen’s Poisoner! (Plus he reads us a bit from the beginning.)
April Reading Like a Writer with J.C. Geiger

April Reading Like a Writer with J.C. Geiger

Join J.C. on April 18  as he discusses A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
Interview with Cidney Swanson

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! Cidney Swanson ... Continue Reading »
Spring 2018 Classes

Spring 2018 Classes

Get ready to spring into writing. From memoir, to author reading, to fiction, we’ve got something for everyone. Register now!
Fiction Workshop (Spring 2018)

Fiction Workshop (Spring 2018)

Fiction Workshop Fiction Workshop is designed to help you stay on track with your writing and receive valuable feedback to improve your craft and style. Critiquing others’ work will help you hone your editor’s eye and help uncover some of your own writerly tics. Each week we’ll discuss a reading and craft element. Then we’ll ... Continue Reading »
Memoir Workshop (Spring 2018)

Memoir Workshop (Spring 2018)

Memoir Workshop You’ve started your memoir – now what? Continue developing your craft and gain valuable feedback in this workshop-style format. You’ll be applying the lessons that you’ve learn in this course to your manuscript. Through craft discussion and critique, we’ll  explore the nuances of scene building, dialogue, and story structure to inform the progression ... Continue Reading »
Elements of Memoir (Spring 2018)

Elements of Memoir (Spring 2018)

  Elements of Memoir Do you have a personal story to tell, but want to know more on how to distill the most important parts into a compelling tale? In this class we will examine contemporary pieces in the memoir genre and help you learn how to identify what works in them. You’ll learn and ... Continue Reading »
Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

Enter the Science Fiction Fantasy Giveaway!

We are getting excited for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Story Weekend just around the corner! This week we are giving away one shared room tuition for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Weekend as well as three book bundles that include a copy of February’s Reading Like a Writer novel (Red Rising by Pierce Brown) and March’s Reading Like a Writer novel ... Continue Reading »
Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction Fantasy Story Weekend 2018

Science Fiction/Fantasy Story Weekend April 13-15, 2018 (SOLD OUT) Gather together with fourteen other writers in a beautiful riverfront resort for a weekend of science fiction and fantasy writing. From high fantasy sword and sorcery, to the dark realms of Twilight Zone-ish work, to elves, gnomes, and trolls of all imagination, each participant will write ... Continue Reading »
Nonprofit High School

Nonprofit High School

We are excited to announce that Wordcrafters in Eugene will be a participating nonprofit in the Nonprofit High School Program. WHAT IS NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL? NONPROFIT HIGH SCHOOL is not a high school! It’s a collaborative internship program created by four different nonprofit organizations in Lane County: The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House; the Lane County History Museum; Adventure! Children’s ... Continue Reading »
Interview with Eric Witchey

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 »
March Reading Like a Writer with Sarina Dorie

March Reading Like a Writer with Sarina Dorie

On March 21, join Sarina Dorie as she discusses The Magicians by Lev Grossman for the March Reading Like a Writer!