Next meeting, Oct. 6: Samantha Waltz “How to Write and Market Personal Essays”

Next Meeting: Oct. 6, 2011

“How to Write and Market Personal Essays”

Presented by Samantha Waltz

Samantha Waltz discusses the writing and marketing of personal essays“I left Samantha Waltz’s workshop full of practical information I could use right away,” says writer Ellen Saunders. “I walked in with an idea of the story I wanted to write, and through Samantha’s clear, organized instruction, I was able to develop that idea into a story with a strong, readable structure and get the names of markets appropriate for it. The atmosphere was warm and supportive, and every moment was useful. I recommend her class highly to any writer who wants to complete their work and get it published.”

Samantha Waltz teaches practical workshops on selling your writing and writing pieces that sell. You might also recognize her from the 2011 Willamette Writers Conference, where she presented “Write It and Sell It: A How-To Workshop.” Samantha’s credits include over 50 stories published in the last few years in anthology series such as Chicken Soup for the Soul, A Cup of Comfort, the Ultimate Series, two Seal Press anthologies, and others. She has also published in the Christian Science Monitor and Redbook.

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About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule
  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May (no meetings in the summer)
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Social Time and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing

Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (Find it on Google Maps)


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