Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Willamette Writers Authors at Orycon38

Three Willamette Writers members will be featured on panels at Orycon38, a regional science fiction and fantasy convention November 18-20th at the Portland Marriott hotel.

Karen L Azinger is the author of the medieval epic fantasy The Silk & Steel Saga. For fans of Martin's Game of Thrones comes an action-packed fantasy with stunning female leads.

William Hertling is the author of Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, The Last Firewall, and The Turing Exception. His most recent novel is Kill Process, a techno thriller about our modern surveillance society.

David D. Levine is the author of novel Arabella of Mars (Tor 2016) and over fifty science fiction and fantasy stories. His story “Tk’Tk’Tk” won the Hugo Award, and he has been shortlisted for awards including the Hugo, Nebula, Campbell, and Sturgeon.

Diana Gill, an executive editor at Tor/Forge/Tor Teen, will be at the conference speaking on panels.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Unlock your Creativity" with Eric Witchey 11/1

Are you unsatisfied with how long it takes you to edit a chapter? Do you have trouble meeting deadlines, or polishing your work to perfection? Join us at the Old Church this November 1st for a creativity discussion with award-winning author Eric Witchey.

Every writer has a production pace at which they are most comfortable, but few writers are satisfied with their pace. Some need to speed up in order to get more material out and hit deadlines. Others need to slow down in order to find deeper richness in their characters and prose. However, most end up defaulting to their natural pace.

That's where Eric Witchey comes in. The author of over 100 short stories, 4 novels, and many non-fiction and ghost titles, Witchey knows how to dive into creativity. He has been recognized by Writer's Digest, Writers of the Future, Short Story America, and many other organizations and his writing How-To articles have appeared in The Writer Magazine and Writer's Digest Magazine, among others. E

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