Writing Scenes that Show Don't Tell

Writing Scenes that Show Don’t Tell

Ready to do some scene writing? Join author Linda Clare for this free library workshop and Write Scenes that Show Don’t Tell. 
Winter Warmup Series

Winter Warmup Series

Just starting out with writing and not sure what you want to write? Looking for some variety in your writing repertoire?  Join us for the Winter Warmup Series. Take one, two, or take them all! From romance writing to noir writing to memoir, we’ve got a class for everyone.
January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

January Springfield Library Workshop: So You Want to Write a Memoir

Ready to write your memoir? Join author Bronwynn Dean for this memoir writing workshop at the Springfield Public Library on January 14!
Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Fiction Fluency Seminars with Eric Witchey

Write deeper, write faster, write better. Discover how readers internalize story in heart and mind with Eric Witchey’s Fiction Fluency Seminars. Register now!
Doing More For You--From Our New Office!

Doing More For You–From Our New Office!

Woop woop! We’re excited! We’ve found what will be a wonderful new home for Lane County’s literary hub. And it’s much more than an office. It’s an opportunity.
Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Build a World, Write Stories In It with Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Explore worlds of your own creation, where you make all the rules and direct fate in this six-week workshop with Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
Fiction Fantastic 2019 - Young Writers Contest

Fiction Fantastic 2019 – Young Writers Contest

Are you ready to write your own adventure? Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest is now open!
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!
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!