“Yeah, writing is great, but I tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers.” Said no writer, ever. But while marketing yourself is an unavoidable task, it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore. If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just wondering where to start, this workshop is for you.
On June 6th at 6:30PM at the Old Church, we’ll work together to help you find your audience, harness your talents, and rekindle your enthusiasm – one step at a time.
Arianne “Tex” Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris.
Now a professional speaker and creative writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.
Find her online at www.TheTexFiles.com! http://www.TheTexFiles.com
Willamette Writers Portland chapter meets on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00-8:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the Historic Old Church in downtown Portland. No meetings August.
The meeting is free to members of Willamette Writers and full time students under 25; guests, $5.
Interested? Join us! All writers welcome.
Click here to learn more about Willamette Writers Portland, http://www.willamettewriters.org.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Write Around Portland runs community-building creative writing workshops at hospitals, schools, homeless youth shelters, senior centers, low-income housing buildings, prisons, treatment facilities and social service agencies.
Write Around Portland releases its 52nd anthology—Illuminated by the Words / Iluminados por las palabras—of community writing by adult and youth participants from our spring 2017 workshops held throughout the Portland metro area. The anthology includes introductions by Putsata Reang, author and international journalist recently honored with an award that recognizes women writing for social change, and Linda Apperson, Write Around Portland volunteer facilitator, drama mentor at Cleveland High School and author of Stage Managing and Theatre Etiquette.
Write Around Portland invites you to attend one or both of our free community readings featuring powerful work written by participants in our spring 2017 writing workshops. Readers will include youth experiencing homelessness; middle school students; high school students in alternative school settings; youth and adults with developmental disabilities; members of low-income housing and assisted living communities and many others.
The Beaverton Round Executive Suites, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005 located at the Beaverton Central MAX station.
Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30–8:00pm
Admission is FREE, but donations of any amount are accepted to support the work of Write Around Portland. We will also be collecting donations of new journals for writers in our fall 2017 workshops. ADA-accessible. Copies of Illuminated by the Words / Iluminados por las palabras will be available for purchase for $12.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Film/TV offerings at this year’s 48th Annual Willamette Writers Conference represent an exciting mix of new faces and courses with conference favorites and opportunities to pitch scripts and books to Hollywood dealmakers. Top Screenwriting Instructors at Willamette Writers Conference With a new book coming out, local screenwriting champion Cynthia Whitcomb will teach “The Heart of the Story” in addition to a class on dialogue. For his first time participating in the conference, Doug Richardson, renowned educator and screenwriter of Hollywood blockbusters such as Die Hard 2, Bad Boys, Money Train, and Hostage will teach classes on “Turning Your Novel Into a 3-Act Structure” as well as how to navigate a career in Hollywood in his class “Swimming with Sharks.”
For more information, visit http://willamettewriters.org/2017/04/film-tv-offerings-for-the-2017-willamette-writers-conference/