Next Meeting: Oct. 4, 2012
“The Writer’s Workout: Whip Your Literary Ambitions Into Shape”
Presented by Christina Katz
Learn about and explore the 5 workouts that will stretch your mind and inspire your bottom line. You’ll learn…
- How to write better
- How to pitch yourself better
- How to find your specialties
- How to grow your creative career over the years
- Self-promotion strategies every writer must master
Bring paper or your laptop, and come ready to brainstorm!
Christina Katz is author of The Writer’s Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama. A “gentle taskmaster” over the past decade to hundreds, Christina’s students go from unpublished to published, build professional writing career skills, and increase their creative confidence over time.
Learn more at ChristinaKatz.com.
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.
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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Imagine yourself in a world where the Fourth Crusade and sack of Constantinople led to a revolution in what we now call mainland Greece. The society that arose out of that revolt is unlike any other in Europe: pagan, libertine, consciously inter-dependent yet insisting on individual rights, the people of the Hellenic Commonwealth and Polity are a self-made experiment in self-governance.
Here you will meet, among others: Master Xenos, a great swordsman who teaches at the Red Warrior Skolo, a school like no other; his assistant, Spathos Nikos; and their newest student, Eleni Vlaportini, who has come to Athens to learn the way of the sword. A Romance in the original sense of the word: a story about errantry and swordplay. An adventure set in the 13th Century: love, sex and the way of the sword; and the coming of age of the greatest swordswoman in the Hellenic Commonwealth.
Leontari: A Polemic Romance by A.M. Brosius – available now
Shut up and write!
You know the feeling. You need to write, but you have trouble making the time. A lot of other writers know exactly how you feel. That’s why they’ve started a new Eugene writing group, and are hosting events where writers can sit down, shut up, and get some writing done.
Word! A Eugene Writers Community meets Sundays starting Mar. 25 with their “Shut Up & Write” writing times. Come ready to write!
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Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) presents a free Writers Workshop for Survivors on March 24 and March 31. The workshops culminate in the Annual Poetry of Survival Reading, held at Tsunami Books on April 22.
These free Creative Writers Workshops are open to sexual assault survivors of all genders and abilities. Come and try new ways to take back your story and power through creative writing. Share your poetry, lyrics, personal essays, dramatic monologues, or short stories with other creative survivors like you in a safe, confidential support group setting.
Registration is required, and space is limited.
Writers Workshop Dates
Register for one or both:
- Saturday, March 24, 2:00-4:00 pm
- Saturday, March 31, 2:00-4:00 pm
To register, contact Shanta Kamath, SASS Support Group Program Co-ordinator at (541) 484-9791, ext. 312, or email her at email@example.com
Writers can also share their poetry at SASS’s Annual Poetry of Survival Reading. The reading will be held April 22 at 4:00 pm, at Tsunami Books, Eugene.