Author: Wordcrafters

Teach at Wordcrafters

Who We’re Looking For We’re seeking a wide range of teachers and offerings to strengthen and inspire our writing (and reading!) community. We focus primarily on craft and writing life, though we do–on rare occasions–offer presentations on the business and publishing side of writing.  We know that paths to becoming a professional, published author are […]


Black Lives Matter As an organization, we want to say unequivocally that BLACK LIVES MATTER. We stand in mourning of the racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and the countless other Black people who have been the victims of violent, systemic injustice. The movement to dismantle systemic racial injustice asks that we […]

15th Night Contest Details

Contest opens: February 10, 2020 Contest closes: March 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm Winner announced: April 3, 2020 at Hack for a Cause in Eugene Prize: $1000 and publication in the 15th Night story project No entry fee Open to residents of Oregon Sponsored by 15th Night, City of Eugene, Turell Group, and Wordcrafters in […]

Story Elements

GOALS The goal of this story is to help 8th graders understand what it’s like for youth to experience homelessness and the many challenges and choices that someone faces when they live on the streets. The story will ideally take our reader-protagonists from that first night through the 15th night of leaving home, with challenges […]

Meet Eric Witchey

Award-winning writer Eric Witchey’s background in theoretical linguistics, course development, and creative writing combine with over 27 years of full-time freelance experience to allow him to distill nebulous concepts normally attributed to talent or internalized through years of trial-and-error into clear, executable techniques writers can begin to practice immediately. These techniques have been tested in the […]

Hotels & Travel

Welcome to Eugene! Eugene-Springfield, Oregon’s second largest metro area, offers convenient air access from our regional airport, easy freeway access via Interstate-5, as well as Amtrak service directly into the Eugene downtown area.