Camp NaNoWriMo for Teens!

Camp NaNoWriMo for Teens!

 Got what it takes to write a novel in a month? Join Wordcrafters Camp NaNoWriMo for a month of novel madness in July!
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Words & Worlds Camp for Young Women

Registration is open for Words and Worlds: Writing and Performance Camp! Join us July 23-27, 2018 for a writing and performing camp for girls ages 14-18. 
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.
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Wordcrafters in Eugene is excited to present this unique fiction seminar series with award-winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey.
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.
February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February Reading Like a Writer with Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel

February 21 – Kristin J. Ammerman and Justin Tindel discuss Red Rising by Pierce Brown
2018 YWC Story Sparks

2018 YWC Story Sparks

Young writers, are you looking for some inspiration for the 2018 Young Writer’s Short Fiction Contest? Check out our Story Sparks to get the fire started with your narrative tale! Teachers, want some resources to inspire your students for the contest and beyond? See accompanying worksheets and prompt slides for each Story Spark. Have an ... Continue Reading »
Literary Mixer @Sam Bond's Brewing

Literary Mixer @Sam Bond’s Brewing

Join us February 20, 2018 at Sam Bond’s Brewing (the Foundry) for a Literary Mixer. Have a beer, connect with other writers, and shoot the literary breeze. For every pint purchased from 6-10 PM, $1 will be graciously donated by Sam Bond’s to Wordcrafters in Eugene to support our community education programs. This event is ... Continue Reading »
Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Fiction Fluency Seminar 1: Characters Are What They Do

Take a deep dive into the development of character psychology, sociology, and physiology; then learn to translate these abstract concepts into concrete character behavior and narrative on the page. You will walk away with a deeper sense of how character perceptions, behaviors, and dialog cause the reader to feel the nature of a character and ... Continue Reading »
Free Library Workshop with Eric Witchey!

Free Library Workshop with Eric Witchey!

Make ’em Laugh; Make ’em Cry: Emotion-driven Fiction Whether long or short, every good story’s success hinges on its ability to evoke emotion in the reader. Of course, if the reader is to feel because of the story, the characters in the story must demonstrate their emotions. Award winning author and celebrated teacher Eric Witchey ... Continue Reading »
Wordcrafters Day 12 - A "Sense" of Urgency

Wordcrafters Day 12 – A “Sense” of Urgency

For the twelfth day of Wordcraftmas, WITS Coordinator and Eugene Poetry Slam maven, Jorah LaFleur shares on using the five senses in your writing with short timed activities. We hope it inspires you! About Jorah LaFleur: Jorah is a writer/performer who performs on stage as a spoken word poet, actor, emcee, ceremonial officiant, and workshop facilitator. She has been ... Continue Reading »
Wordcrafters Day 11 - Double Trouble: Put Your Setting to Work

Wordcrafters Day 11 – Double Trouble: Put Your Setting to Work

You’ve got strong characters having knock-down, drag-out arguments in exotic locals, while a pack of lions lurks just outside of camp, yet it feels like your scenes are a little…one-dimensional. An instant fix is to have more than one kind of conflict going on at a time. Have characters arguing during the exciting car chase; ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 10 - Writing Voodoo: Themes, Symbols and Metaphors

Wordcraftmas Day 10 – Writing Voodoo: Themes, Symbols and Metaphors

When we craft stories, essays or memoir, the “deeper” elements are the last thing on our minds. At least they should be. Concentrate on getting the story down, however rough around the edges. My opinion is that if you write the story deeply and honestly, the metaphors, themes, symbols (all that Voodoo subtext stuff!) will ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 9 - A Bubble off Plumb

Wordcraftmas Day 9 – A Bubble off Plumb

All right, intrepid writerati – riddle me this: How come stage actors and TV/movie people always have to put makeup on, even when they’re not supposed to look like anybody but themselves? Exhibit A: Carson Daly, borrowed from this article If you said “well, because those stage lights make them look extra washed-out and plain, ... Continue Reading »
Register for Winter Classes

Register for Winter Classes

  Make your winter a writerly one. Whether you are a novice or veteran writer, our winter classes with help you grow in your writing. Join us!
Wordcraftmas Day 8 - Listen To Your Story

Wordcraftmas Day 8 – Listen To Your Story

  Last year I wrote a 70,000 word novel that I fell in love with. I loved the high concept, the world, and most of all, the characters. When I wrote the last sentence mid-December, I felt triumphant. Armed with feedback from trusted critique partners, I knew what I had to do to make my ... Continue Reading »
Wordcraftmas Day 7 - Life is a Practice

Wordcraftmas Day 7 – Life is a Practice

For the seventh day of Wordcraftmas, Michael Michel shares brief exploration of mindsets that form our practices around the things we love, which then inform the results we produce. We hope it inspires you! About Michael Michel: Michael helps people go for what they’re passionate about. He has worked with clients across America to cultivate ... Continue Reading »