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.

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

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 …
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Day Writing for Adults

Like Day 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 …
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Friday Night Writes

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? Hey, Writer Friends! In light of the …
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Creative Nonfiction Series with Melissa Hart

Generate creative, engaging essays and nonfiction pieces and learn how to publish and promote your work in this two-part series. PART 1: Generate Engaging Creative Nonfiction Put the creative into Creative Nonfiction! In this fun and supportive class, you’ll learn to combine the tools of fiction writing with research …
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Tales in the Mail

Dust off your manuscripts, bring your query letters, and get ready to send your work out into the world. For the first hour, published author, Sarina Dorie, is going to give an overview of how to submit a manuscript, touching on cover letters, publishing jargon, contracts, and …
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YOUTH CLASSES & CAMPS

Rainbow Reads

An LGBTQIA YA Reading Group TEENS Join Rainbow Reads–a young adult LGBTQIA book group for Lane County teens hosted by Wordcrafters in Eugene in partnership with the …
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Write Club

The first rule of Write Club: Always Talk about Write Club. Join a published writer and a squad of other writers your age to write, share …
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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.”
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