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January 2019

Springfield Celebrates Authors: Bill Sullivan on ‘New Hikes in Oregon’

January 19 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
Springfield, 97477
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Take a hike to the Springfield Public Library on Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. to hear from local author and hiking guru William L. Sullivan.  Sullivan will take us on a virtual slide show tour of new and changed trails he discovered while updating his "100 Hikes" Oregon guidebooks. Although some trails closed in recent years because of fire, Sullivan balances that news with descriptions of an equal number of new and overlooked trails. Along the way you will…

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Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story

January 23 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Gutenberg College, 1883 University St.
Eugene, 97403
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In Gutenberg College's second series of classes on the intersections of Christianity and other lines of thought, we consider the place of literature in the life of a truth-seeking Christian. What should we make of the fact that the Bible is written largely in the form of a narrative? Can an understanding of literature make us better hearers and doers of the word? Are truth and fiction fundamentally opposed? Gutenberg College invites you to join us for a series of talks and discussions to delve…

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The Sloth Storytelling Hour

January 24 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene United States + Google Map

True stories, told live by the people who lived them. Presented by No Shame Eugene. Each week, we offer a different prompt to inspire you, but that’s just a suggestion. We encourage you always to tell the story that needs to be told. Sign up to tell your story at 6:45. Show starts at 7:00 and is followed by the No Shame Theatre Workshop at 8:00. Every Thursday night, year 'round, except December. Busy this Thursday? Put us on your…

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Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story

January 30 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Gutenberg College, 1883 University St.
Eugene, 97403
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In Gutenberg College's second series of classes on the intersections of Christianity and other lines of thought, we consider the place of literature in the life of a truth-seeking Christian. What should we make of the fact that the Bible is written largely in the form of a narrative? Can an understanding of literature make us better hearers and doers of the word? Are truth and fiction fundamentally opposed? Gutenberg College invites you to join us for a series of talks and discussions to delve…

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The Sloth Storytelling Hour

January 31 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene United States + Google Map

True stories, told live by the people who lived them. Presented by No Shame Eugene. Each week, we offer a different prompt to inspire you, but that’s just a suggestion. We encourage you always to tell the story that needs to be told. Sign up to tell your story at 6:45. Show starts at 7:00 and is followed by the No Shame Theatre Workshop at 8:00. Every Thursday night, year 'round, except December. Busy this Thursday? Put us on your…

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February 2019

Mystery Story Weekend with Wordcrafters in Eugene

February 1 • 5:30 pm - February 3 • 12:00 pm
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette Street
Eugene, 97401
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Who doesn’t love a good whodunit? Spend a weekend with fourteen other suspects spinning a mystery in Eugene’s grand “Castle on the Hill” – The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. February 1-3, 2019. Registration is now open at https://wordcraftersineugene.org/mysteryweekend/ ! Everyone will write a complete short story in twenty-four hours, then we’ll gather in the drawing room to read them, following red herrings and tracking down clues. All writers are welcome, from the beginner to the accomplished short story writer or…

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Fiction Fantastic Young Writers’ Contest

February 1 • 11:59 pm
Wordcrafters in Eugene, 438 Charnelton Street, Suite 102
Eugene, OR, 97401
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Are you ready to write your own adventure? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene for Fiction Fantastic, a Young Writers Contest for Lane County Students! Founded in 2014 as the Young Writers Short Fiction Contest, Fiction Fantastic is an annual fiction contest for upper elementary, middle, and high school students in Lane County, Oregon. This contest is free to students attending public, private, and homeschool. FUN FACTS In 2018… … we had over 170 entries from students across the county. … the total number…

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Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story

February 6 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Gutenberg College, 1883 University St.
Eugene, 97403
+ Google Map

In Gutenberg College's second series of classes on the intersections of Christianity and other lines of thought, we consider the place of literature in the life of a truth-seeking Christian. What should we make of the fact that the Bible is written largely in the form of a narrative? Can an understanding of literature make us better hearers and doers of the word? Are truth and fiction fundamentally opposed? Gutenberg College invites you to join us for a series of talks and discussions to delve…

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The Sloth Storytelling Hour

February 7 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene United States + Google Map

True stories, told live by the people who lived them. Presented by No Shame Eugene. Each week, we offer a different prompt to inspire you, but that’s just a suggestion. We encourage you always to tell the story that needs to be told. Sign up to tell your story at 6:45. Show starts at 7:00 and is followed by the No Shame Theatre Workshop at 8:00. Every Thursday night, year 'round, except December. Busy this Thursday? Put us on your…

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Writing Scenes That Show Don’t Tell at the Springfield Public Library

February 11 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
Springfield, 97477
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Ready to do some scene writing? Join author Linda Clare for this free library workshop and Write Scenes that Show Don't Tell. Scene writing is a vital skill for every writer and most writers have heard it’s better to show, not tell. In this workshop, we’ll nail down easy ways to be sure your scenes are actual scenes, and that they show, not tell. We’ll also explore scene spots where telling is the better choice. We’ll practice how to put…

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Writing Scenes that Show Don’t Tell

February 11 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
Springfield, 97477
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Ready to do some scene writing? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and author Linda Clare for this free library workshop and Write Scenes that Show Don’t Tell.  About this workshop: Scene writing is a vital skill for every writer and most writers have heard it’s better to show, not tell, but it's not always easy to know how to do it. In this workshop, we’ll nail down easy ways to be sure your scenes are actual scenes. We’ll also explore scene…

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Romancing Your Story with Sarina Dorie

February 12 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Looking to add some romance into writing? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and Sarina Dorie for this romance writing workshop for writers who love romance (and those who aren’t comfortable with it, but want to be!). Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: Whether you are interested in writing a romance novel or including romantic elements in a short story, this workshop will help you to avoid clichés and other pitfalls…

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Christianity and Literature: Truth and Story

February 13 • 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 13, 2019

Gutenberg College, 1883 University St.
Eugene, 97403
+ Google Map

In Gutenberg College's second series of classes on the intersections of Christianity and other lines of thought, we consider the place of literature in the life of a truth-seeking Christian. What should we make of the fact that the Bible is written largely in the form of a narrative? Can an understanding of literature make us better hearers and doers of the word? Are truth and fiction fundamentally opposed? Gutenberg College invites you to join us for a series of talks and discussions to delve…

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The Sloth Storytelling Hour

February 14 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 13, 2019

Atrium Building, 99 W. 10th Ave. Eugene United States + Google Map

True stories, told live by the people who lived them. Presented by No Shame Eugene. Each week, we offer a different prompt to inspire you, but that’s just a suggestion. We encourage you always to tell the story that needs to be told. Sign up to tell your story at 6:45. Show starts at 7:00 and is followed by the No Shame Theatre Workshop at 8:00. Every Thursday night, year 'round, except December. Busy this Thursday? Put us on your…

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Writing Workshop: “Getting to Know You” with Bill Cameron

February 19 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Build Character from the Ground Up! Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and Bill Cameron for this character writing workshop and learn techniques to know your characters better. Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: In this interactive workshop, we’ll work together to create characters who are messy, engaging, troubled, powerful, scary—you name it. Through a series of exercises, some individual and some in teams, we’ll explore a variety of techniques for…

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Springfield Celebrates Authors: Wendy Willis and ‘These Are Strange Times, My Dear’

February 23 • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Springfield Public Library, 225 5th Street
Springfield, 97477
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Many people would agree that we are living in interesting times and on Saturday, February 23 at 2pm, you can hear from award winning poet, essayist and former Springfield resident Wendy Willis as she reads from her latest book of essays on modern life:  “These Are Strange Times, My Dear: Field Notes From The Republic”.  These essays explore modern topics such as personal resistance, civic loneliness, the exploitation of personal data, the ongoing opioid crisis and more.  Winner of the…

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Write Dark, Write Noir with Valerie Brooks

February 26 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Come write dark! Come write noir! Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and author Valerie Brooks in this writing workshop and get the 411 on writing noir. Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: Noir as a genre has an important history. Since post-WWII, noir has captured the ethos of its time. Learn why it’s resurging, and how to capture your particular style and voice. Noir can be hard-boiled and even literary.…

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March 2019

Your Own Hero’s Journey with Bronwynn Dean

March 5 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Write your own epic story! Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and author Bronywnn Dean in this workshop and uncover your hero’s journey in story form. Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: This class will guide you through the steps of recording your own epic story and mining your life for the gems that make up your unique tale: Starting from identifying obstacles that changed you, to creating a compelling resolution…

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Music as Story Structure with Leah Velez

March 12 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Harness the power of music in your writing! Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and Leah Velez for this workshop and discover how you can use your favorite song to structure your own story. Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: What is it that makes music so memorable, and so emotionally resonant? And how can we harness that power in the written medium? Let’s talk about it! In this one day…

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10 Tips for Your Memoir with Melissa Hart

March 19 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wordcrafters, 425 Lincoln Street
Eugene, 97401 United States
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Writing a memoir? Join Wordcrafters in Eugene and author Melissa Hart for this tip-filled workshop that will help answer your burning memoir-writing questions. Take this as a stand-alone class or as part of our Winter Warmup Series! About this Workshop: Worried that your friends and family will disown you because you’re writing a memoir? Afraid you’ll get sued, or are you simply confused about how to put your life down on paper? Join memoirist and novelist Melissa Hart for 10…

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