July 5th Writers Forum with Deborah Kennedy

Narrating the News Cycle

Current events come to us as prepackaged drama. They have all the stuff of good fiction: memorable characters, high stakes, rich settings. The plot is there and so is the conflict. It’s no wonder, then, that so many writers choose to make use of current events in their short stories in novels. There are clear advantages to writing about real-life scenarios and just as obvious pitfalls. Deborah Kennedy has written several stories based on current events and will share her advice on how to go about crafting compelling fiction that, while inspired by the headlines, goes far beyond the surface story to uncover deeper truths.

D. Kennedy

Deborah E. Kennedy is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Sou’wester, Third Coast Magazine, and The North American Review. She also holds a Master’s in Fiction Writing and English literature from Miami University…

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December 7th Writers Forum with Sage Cohen

Write and Publish Fierce in 2018

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Sage Cohen

Author Sage Cohen invites you—and equips you—to make 2018 your most fierce year of writing and publishing yet. In an interactive lecture + reading + mini-workshop, Sage will offer her top 3 success strategies for writers of all levels and genres. Together, we’ll prepare to do your best work, live your best life, and make your greatest contribution in the New Year. Come with a pen and notebook!

Sage Cohen is the author of Fierce on the Page, The Productive Writer, and Writing the Life Poetic all from Writer’s Digest Books and the poetry collection Like the Heart, the World from Queen of Wands Press. She reads, teaches and lectures widely, including at Powell’s City of Books, Wordstock, and Willamette Writers. Sage offers strategies and support for writers at sagecohen.com and for divorcing parents at radicaldivorce.com.

Washington County Writers hosts a Writers Forum on the first Thursday of each month. Join us at Insomnia Coffee at 317 E Main Street in Hillsboro from 7-8pm.

Writers in the Grove Workshop

Writers in the Grove Presents

Website Building WordPress Workshop

Are you a writer? Poet? Or have a small business? If so, a website is required today. Writers in the Grovepresents “Website Building WordPress Workshop.” The course begins September 11 and runs four consecutive Mondays from 6:30 – 9:00 PM. This course, taught by veteran blogger and WordPress expert Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress, teaches setting up your site, learning to create content and sharing it through social media. A course like this held in Portland, normally costs over $400. This is a rare opportunity to learn how to blog and build your own website right here in Washington County. The workshop is only $125 per person.

For more information, see Writers in the Grove website.

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