CRAFT

Check out our CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS to find an offering that is just right for you. Our seasonal classes create learning opportunities for writers of different ages, skill levels, and interests.

COMMUNITY

Explore our UPCOMING EVENTS for fun opportunities to connect with other lovers of literature in social and productive creative sessions. Introverts unite!

INSPIRATION

Join our NEWSLETTER for weekly Wordcrafters missives, including inspiring quotes, craft tips, community announcements, and class schedules.

Wordcrafters in Eugene is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization.
GIVE
Help us help writers by making a donation.
Help us help writers by making a donation.
Wordcrafters in Eugene is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization.
DONATE

SERVING THE NEXT GENERATION

WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS

Teachers & Administrators, find out more about our WRITERS IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAMS and learn how to bring a professional creative writing workshop to your school or classroom. We’d love to talk with you about how we can best serve your students.

FICTION FANTASTIC

FICTION FANTASTIC YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Day Writing for Adults

Like Drinking, but with Words! To support you in these social distancing days, we’re offering an additional virtual write in! Just like Friday Night Writes, but in the daylight on Mondays (so not the same at all, but since we’re always inside now, what’s the difference?).  Join us…
REGISTER

AN UPDATE FROM ERIC WITCHEY:

“Creativity does not stop because we must shelter in place. In fact, it becomes more important than ever. It seems that the corrosion virus has gotten into and eroded everything in our lives, yet we persist. We writers have the duty of creating stories that make…
REGISTER

The “Find Your Voice” Series with Linda Clare

These workshops were originally designed as a partnership with Springfield Public Library. We are offering them to you online via Zoom! Water Your Dry Spell May 13 | 6-8pm Writers at all levels are often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?” In the writing life,…
REGISTER

The Rejects Club

Don’t Quit, Submit your Sh*t! Find your local troupe of rejectees, send out your work, revise, and celebrate! Every month, we will get together (online until further notice) for a couple of hours on a Wednesday and send stories, essays, poems, grants, love letters, whatever you’re…
REGISTER
Photo by oxana v on Unsplash

Mapping Your Memoir

In this fun and lively workshop, we’ll study the key building block of memoir–the scene–and its components including characterization, setting, sensory details, tension, surprise, and narrative arc.
REGISTER

FRIDAY NIGHT WRITES

FRIDAY NIGHT WRITES: Quarantine Edition! Friday night socializing for writers! Come hang out with other writers, get some work done on your current project (or start a new one!), and eat chocolate. What more could you ask for a Friday night?
REGISTER

COMMUNITY & MEMBER EVENTS

No Events Available

YOUTH CLASSES & CAMPS

SciFi & Fantasy Camp

Young writers, get ready to create short stories set in your own scifi or fantasy world with SciFi & Fantasy Camp! | August 10-14, 2020
REGISTER

Quaran-teen Write-Ins

To support our young writers during covid, we’re offering a new virtual write-in. Join us Wednesday mornings for a writing prompt, 15-20 min writing bursts,…
REGISTER

Into the Deep

For High School Students (as of Fall 2020) A D&D-inspired story-telling adventure! This online summer creative camp is a role-playing adventure that uses collaborative storytelling…
REGISTER

LATEST ARTICLES & PODCASTS

Listen to Your Story

“I had been neglecting to follow my story’s lead. I’d been so adamant about what I wanted my story to be that I’d ignored the signs of what it needed to be.”
CONTINUE READING