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December 2018

Ken Babbs, Chapbook Release Celebration

December 15 • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St
Eugene, United States
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Saturday, December 15, 7 PM:  Ken Babbs, Chapbook Release Celebration.  Ken will be reading from his new chapbook “We Were Arrested”Published by Tsunami Books Press), as well as tasty nuggets excerpted from his book in progress,“Cronies,” a burlesque about Kesey, Cassidy and the Merry Pranksters. Musical interlude by The Kwatro Kwartet (featuring Walker Ryan, Eric Richardson, Brian Chevalier and Captain Skypilot).  Signing to follow.

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Adventure!’s Christmas Eve Harry Potter Read-a-Thon

December 24 • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adventure! Children’s Museum, 490 Valley River Center
Eugene, 97401
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We're planning something magical at Adventure! Children's Museum, and you're invited to join us! We'll be reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" aloud all day long, start to finish. Readers new and experienced can sign up for time slots varying from 15 minutes to an hour. Sign up sheet will be available starting 11/18. Free all-day admission for readers + one chaperone! One scoop of Bertie Bott's Jelly Belly Belly Flops for each reader after reading. We'll be making…

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Adventure! 2nd Annual Harry Potter All-Day Reading Marathon

December 24 • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Adventure! Children’s Museum, 490 Valley River Center
Eugene, 97401
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We're planning something magical, and you're invited to join us! We'll be reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" aloud all day long, start to finish. Readers new and experienced can sign up for time slots varying from 15 minutes to an hour. Sign up sheet will be available starting 11/18. Free all-day admission for readers + one chaperone! One scoop of Bertie Bott's Jelly Belly Belly Flops for each reader after reading. We'll be making golden Snitch ornaments in…

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January 2019

Fiction Writing Workshop for Teens with Cidney Swanson

January 5, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr
Eugene, United States
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Wordcrafters in Eugene and Barnes & Noble present a Teen Fiction Writing Workshop with Cidney Swanson as part of Fiction Fantastic 2019: Come explore the short story form, with a special focus on character. This workshop will help you to give your characters imperfections, so your readers won’t be able to look away, and will root for them to overcome their flaws. This workshop is a part of the Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest. For more information on the contest…

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Author Event, featuring Garrick Beck

January 5, 2019 • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St
Eugene, United States
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Saturday, January 5, 5 PM: Author Event, featuring Garrick Beck and his book “True Stories: Tales from the Generation of a New World Culture.”  Part memoir, part storytelling, this book takes us on a rollicksome ride through a generation of experience, from the Beatnik 50s through the passions and protests of the 60s, and onward into environmental, cultural and political movements which today are thriving around the world.  The Oregon Country Faire, Rainbow Gatherings, the Vortex Festival,and the intimacies of the West Coast communes are a few of the local…

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Preteen Fiction Writing Workshop with Sallie Vandagrift

January 12, 2019 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, 1163 Valley River Dr
Eugene, United States
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Wordcrafters in Eugene and Barnes & Noble present a Preteen Fiction Writing Workshop with Sallie Vandagrift as part of Fiction Fantastic 2019: Just for 9 to 12-year-olds! Come join us for this fun and interactive short story workshop just for preteens and get your story on the page. This workshop is a part of the Fiction Fantastic Young Writers Contest. For more information on the contest visit here: https://fictionfantastic.org/ When: Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 1-3 pm Where: Barnes and Noble,…

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The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Tslam at Tsunami, Year 9, Round 4!

January 12, 2019 • 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St
Eugene, United States
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Saturday, January 12, 6:30-11PM:  The Eugene All-Ages Poetry Tslam at Tsunami, Year 9, Round 4!  Together we can make this the best year evuh, including for the first time 2 Slams in April (the 2nd one for contestants 18 and Under).   Musical Busking from 6:30-7:30.  Sign-up for poetry begins at 7, open mike at 7:30, featured poet at 8.  The Tslam begins at 8:30. Prizes to the top three winners, free tea and fun for all.  A big thank you to the Lane Arts Council and Maven Jorah…

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February 2019

Mystery Story Weekend with Wordcrafters in Eugene

February 1, 2019 • 5:30 pm - February 3, 2019 • 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, 2019 • 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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