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Final Fourteen: Wordcrafters Announces Fiction Fantastic Youth Story Contest Finalists

Free annual short story contest for Lane County K-12 students publishes top stories in anthology EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters’ annual Fiction Fantastic youth short story contest drew 100 story entries this year, amounting to a whopping 157,853 words in total. Now, the final fourteen finalists have been selected and will be published in Wordcrafters’ annual…

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Author Q&A with Elle Mitchell

What are some of your hobbies? I am an artist who plays with all mediums. Sometimes you can find me slicing 3d-prints, other times you can find me focused on my miniatures (often made with trash or bits of packaging). I love coming up with ways to connect my art to my books, like featuring…

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters Partner for Community Reading Events

The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of shared reading experiences EUGENE, Ore. – Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters in Eugene are partnering on a community book reading event, The Big Read, supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. From November…

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Wordcrafters Receives Two Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

Nonprofit literary arts organization receives grants to fund operating expenses and writing residencies NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2023 CONTACT: Jo Bartlett Wordcrafters in Eugene 541-525-9309 jo@wordcrafters.org EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters in Eugene received two grants from the Oregon Arts Commission–the Operating Support Program and the Arts Learning Program both for fiscal year…

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters Partner for Community Reading Events

The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the power of shared reading experiences EUGENE, Ore. – Shelton McMurphey Johnson House and Wordcrafters in Eugene are partnering on a community book reading event, The Big Read, supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. From November…

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Wordcrafters Teams Up with Minority Voices Theatre to Bring Local Stories to Life

Stories from the Helix performance takes place Dec. 10, 2023 EUGENE, Ore. – Wordcrafters in Eugene is partnering with Minority Voices Theatre to transform a cross-section of stories from its StoryHelix community storytelling project into live productions through theatre, music, and dance. Stories from the Helix is on  Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at The…

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