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Next meeting, Oct. 4: Christina Katz presents “The Writer’s Workout: Whip Your Literary Ambitions Into Shape”

Christina Katz

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 A “gentle taskmaster” over the past decade to hundreds, Christina’s students go from unpublished to published, build professional writing career skills, and increase their creative confidence over time.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
Cost

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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Attention Eugene Writers, Meeting Tonight

March Writers Meeting

See you tonight at Tsunami Books.. Author Sage Cohen presents “Top 10 Success Strategies for Writing More & Selling More”. Full Meeting Details

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
Cost

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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Next meeting, Feb. 2: Tina Boscha presents “Literary Writers and Self-Publishing: The Final Frontier?”

Tina Boscha

Next Meeting: Feb. 2, 2012

“Literary Writers and Self-Publishing: The Final Frontier?”

Presented by Tina Boscha

Upon receiving the 2006 Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, Tina Boscha learned that 2 out of every 3 Fellowship recipients went on to become successfully published writers. She thought that boded well for her and her novel, River in the Sea, until the point when it became clear that despite some close calls, her novel was not going to sell. Her agent urged her to put the manuscript aside and move on, but instead she chose to put the book out herself. (See this book review from Portland Book Review.)

During her talk, Boscha will discuss her decision to self-publish, how she went about it, and what she believes is the future for literary writers in this transitioning and new era of publishing. She will also read briefly from her work.

Learn more at www.tinaboscha.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
Cost

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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Publisher FurPlanet to release OTTERS IN SPACE by Mary E. Lowd

Coming January 2012

Otters in Space by Mary E. LowdOtters In Space, a self-published novel by local writer Mary E. Lowd was picked up by a small press. After more than a year of marketing her novel and selling it at science fiction and furry conventions herself, Mary caught the attention of the furry publisher FurPlanet.

The owners of FurPlanet were impressed by the book’s performance at the furry convention Rainfurrest and offered to add Otters In Space to their line of furry fiction. They will be releasing a new edition of the novel, with eye-catching cover art by Doc Marcus, in January, 2012.

Mary is a member of the Mid-Valley Willamette Writers and co-chair of the Eugene-based critique group, The Wordos. Her short fiction has appeared in a variety of venues, including magazines, anthologies, and podcasts. A 2010 Ursa Major Award nominee for Best Anthropomorphic Novel, Otters In Space is Mary’s first novel. For more information about Mary’s fiction, visit www.marylowd.com.

About Otters in Space

“Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby cat who dreams of a better place where cats are free to run their own lives. When Kipper discovers a secret that might lead her to such a paradise, along with the secret comes trouble— first, Kipper’s sister disappears, and, then, she’s attacked by a dog goon herself. Kipper’s escape takes her on a mad dash to Ecuador and the space elevator, where she catches a ride up to the otter-designed space station. Once in “otter space,” Kipper must navigate an uncomfortably watery world to find out what happened to her sister and whether there really is a cat paradise.

Reserve your copy: Pre-order the FurPlanet release of Otters In Space

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Grand Opening for new Willamette Writers House

Willamette Writers House - your writing home in West Linn, Oregon

Willamette Writers House - your writing home in West Linn, Oregon. Photo Credit: Willamette Writers

Grand Opening and Open House

Apr. 23, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Congratulations to Willamette Writers for buying and setting up the new Willamette Writers House! To celebrate, all members are invited to an all-day Open House on Saturday, Apr. 23. (Coincidentally, that’s also Shakespeare’s 447th birthday.)

Please bring a dish to share and a housewarming gift for the house, such as books you’ve written, writing books, cleaning supplies, writing décor, etc.

Get there

Our new writing headquarters is located at 2108 Buck Street, West Linn 97068 (maps and directions). West Linn is just south of Portland, and the house is at the corner of Caulfield, Buck and Highway 43.

New Willamette Writers main phone number

The Willamette Writers office is also located in the house. You can reach the office on the new phone number, (503) 305-6729.

Open soon for writers

As of Apr. 24, the Writers House will also be open to room writing and critique groups for WW members.

Reserve space at www.willamettewriters.com

Learn more about the house at the Willamette Writers Dream House page

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