May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

May Reading Like a Writer with Cai Emmons

Join Cai Emmons on April 18  as she discusses Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House.
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.
Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading (Spring 2018)

Mastering the Author Reading In this fun and supportive three-hour workshop, author and professional speaker Melissa Hart shows how to captivate your audience the moment you step up to the microphone to give a reading of your work.
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.
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.
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 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.

2017 Summer Camps Are Open!

Young Writers Creative Writing Summer Camps July 10-14, 2017  
2017 Master Class Retreat - Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat – Word Alchemy Lab

2017 Master Class Retreat
Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

Writing to Promote Marginalized Voices

NEW! Half-Day 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–and look at how professional writers empower those from marginalized communities by showcasing their ... Continue Reading »
Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Young Writers Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations, Young Writers! Wordcrafters is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 Young Writers Fiction Contest!
Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

Celebrate Young Writers with Ice Cream

We are thrilled that so many talented young writers entered our fiction contest. Come meet our winners! When: Friday, March 3 at 5 PM Where: Red Wagon Creamery  
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 »