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.
Young Writers - Submit Your Work for the 2018 WITS Anthology

Young Writers – Submit Your Work for the 2018 WITS Anthology

 Young writers! Submit to the 2018 WITS Anthology. Submission window is March 1-August 15!
Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

Fiction Fluency Seminar 2: Character Lives, Desires, and Conflicts

  Learn to develop clear character agendas for all characters on and off stage. Discover the importance of backstory and how to use it ever, ever so sparingly. Finally, explore and practice various types of conflict and how to present them alone and simultaneously to keep the reader up all night reading. Mr. Witchey’s often ... Continue Reading »

Write Your Own Mystery! Writing Workshops for Young Writers

A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead” Come write a “Whodunit” mystery story with Wordcrafters in Eugene and a Eugene Symphony musician!
Interview with Bill Cameron

Interview with Bill Cameron

We had the great privilege of talking to mystery writer Bill Cameron about his new young adult mystery thriller Property of the State (and we get to hear Bill read for us!). Bill Cameron is the author of the Skin Kadash mysteries: County Line, Day One, Chasing Smoke, and Lost Dog. His stories have appeared ... Continue Reading »
OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

OUT LOUD Student Poetry Slam & Workshop

Students ages 14-20, we welcome you to compete in our student poetry slam!
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 7

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 6 click here. M.K. Martin: Editing – For some writers editing can range from daunting to boring. What can writers learn from self-editing that paying a professional ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 6

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 5 click here. M.K. Martin: Many writers are very resistant to plotting, planning, etc. preferring to fling themselves into the stream of inspiration and hope for the ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 5

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 4 click here.   M.K. Martin: Often stories, especially short stories, are rejected because they fall apart at the climax or shortly thereafter (For more on this, ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 4

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 3 click here M.K. Martin: What’s your favorite scene someone else wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Again, hard question. Too many scenes and not enough time. ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Free Library Workshop Series with John Reed!

Thriller writer and master teacher John Reed will lead a three-month series of writing workshops at Springfield Library!
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 3

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 2 click here. M.K. Martin: What is your favorite scene that you wrote and why? Eric Witchey: Wow… I have no idea. Of the many thousands ... Continue Reading »
Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

Q&A with Eric Witchey: Part 2

This is a part of a seven part Q&A with Eric Witchey, interviewed by M.K. Martin. To see the introduction to this craft talk series click here. To read Part 1 click here.  M.K Martin: How do you use character(s) to drive the story? Eric Witchey: This is a hard question. I hear two questions. ... Continue Reading »