<![CDATA[Central Oregon Writers Guild - Upcoming Events & Meetings]]>Sat, 10 Mar 2018 01:11:23 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[MARCH MONTHLY MEETING 3/15/18 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement Center in Bend]]>Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/march-monthly-meeting-31518-630-pm-to-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-retirement-center-in-bendPicture
Come hear local independent publisher and communications strategist Jasmine Wilder discuss how to blend running a writing business via a branded platform with multiple ways to monetize your brand through and book products and professional writing skills. 
Jasmine’s knowledge will help writers looking to make money from their writing skills, build a brand, understand modern writing and publishing options, or find new ways of marketing themselves and their work. Her presentation will offer practical and actionable advice for all Guild members. 
Jasmine Wilder--Aged 29, is the founder of Honeycomb Publishing and a communications strategist and brand storyteller. She is currently earning her Masters’ in Global Strategic Communications at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and is a vivacious millennial and world wanderer. In 2013, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and a minor in English Literature. Lastly, she received a post-graduate degree from The London School of Journalism. Jasmine is an avid reader and an independent writer. Before starting her own Content Marketing business, she has worked as a media director for a non-profit and as a marketing consultant and ghostwriter.

<![CDATA[APRIL MONTHLY MEETING 4/19/18 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement Center in Bend]]>Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/april-monthly-meeting-41918-630-pm-to-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-retirement-center-in-bendPicture
​“POETRY WORKS” with Irene Cooper
Celebrate National Poetry Month with COWG and Local Poet Irene Cooper
Need a new way to refresh your writing brain and revitalize your language? Geared toward making space for poetry in your creative toolkit, Poetry Works will employ prompts and discussion to refurbish your vocabulary, clear out the cliché, and make space for more ideas and better writing. Join Irene Cooper this National Poetry Month to spruce up your writing practice with some free verse.

Writers in all genres will benefit and ENJOY this evening.  Set aside time to submerge yourself in language!  

<![CDATA[FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING 2/15/18 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Aspen Ridge Retirement Center in Bend]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:01:40 GMThttp://centraloregonwritersguild.com/upcoming-events--meetings/february-monthly-meeting-21518-630-pm-to-830-pm-at-aspen-ridge-retirement-center-in-bendPicture
​“EXPERIMENTAL ESSAY FORMS” with Ellen Santasiero
This month’s meeting will feature an introduction and practice workshop on writing experimental essays with author and teacher Ellen Santasiero.  Here’s what you can expect:
What do you get when you write your personal story using techniques from fiction and poetry? An experimental personal essay! We’ll look at examples of innovative personal essays that play with structure, form, and point-of-view, and practice starting one or two experimental essays of our own.
Ellen Santasiero loves connecting with local writers through her classes and workshops in central Oregon! In her workshop, Speak, Memory: Beginning Your Memoir, she begins with warm-up exercises that help participants access important memories, and then guides them in writing and editing their own short memoir. Her craft workshops include in-depth work with metaphor, language, and sentences. Ellen teaches literature and creative writing at OSU-Cascades in Bend. Her essays and author interviews have appeared in The Sun, Northwest Review, Marlboro Review, youshare.com, The Polk Street Review, and High Desert Journal, among others. She grew up in New York and Indiana, and in 1989, she moved west, where she learned that the word “butte” was not pronounced “butt.”