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Write Here is an ongoing, three-part series of programs designed to feed and nourish the writing community of Central Oregon. The three pillars of Write Here work together to provide writers of all levels the opportunity to grow and develop into a complete writer:

  • Writers Writing | Workshops of up to three hours provide the opportunity for writers to practice their craft, explore working within a new genre or polish a specific writing skill. The workshops are limited in size in order to provide a high-quality learning environment with plenty of time and space to create and share.
  • Writers Working | Writing is a creative endeavor but it is also a business. Writers Working explores the nuts and bolts of being a working writer. From the revision process to how to do a public reading, experts will help local writers learn the brass tacks of embarking on a profession of creative writing in today’s world.
  • Writers Reading | Author events bring the local writing community into contact with contemporary writers working in a variety of genres. These events provide opportunities to engage with leaders in the literary arts.

Write Here programs will be facilitated by experienced writing instructors from Central Oregon and the Pacific Northwest and are open to everyone with an interest in writing. Programs will vary in location, time, and topic, but all Write Here programs are free, though space is limited and registration will often be required in order to keep class sizes manageable.

For more information about Write Here

writehere@deschuteslibrary.org



Upcoming Events

  • Dec 16

    9:00 AM - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Dec 17

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 23

    9:00 AM - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Dec 30

    9:00 AM - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

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  • Dec 31

    9:00 AM - Silent Reading Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 6

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 7

    10:00 AM - Silent Reading Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Every Tuesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

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  • Jan 8

    5:00 PM - The Commons

    * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

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  • Jan 12

    1:00 PM - Brooks Room

    Writer-in-Residence Karen Thompson Walker reads from "The Dreamers."

    Award-winning author Karen Thompson Walker joins DPL as the second
    writer-in-residence. Register for her writing workshop, hear her read from her latest novel "The Dreamers," and sit one-on-one with her to review your work during office hours.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

    Books available for sale after the reading. Q&A and signing to follow. *fbl*

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  • Jan 12

    3:00 PM - Admin Conference Room

    * Registration Required

    Register now for this workshop with an award-winning author.

    This fiction workshop will focus on beginnings. Through a series of in-class writing exercises and readings, we will explore what makes for a great opening page. This discussion will serve as a jumping off point for a wider conversation about various craft elements, including voice, point of view, dialogue, description, detail, and character. Please bring a pen and paper to class.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Jan 13

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 13

    9:00 AM - Meyer Classroom

    * Registration Required

    Get one-on-one coaching with Writer-in-Residence Karen Thompson Walker.

    Participants will spend 30 minutes with Karen reviewing their previously submitted work sample. Please submit up to five pages of fiction (in any genre) by January 2. The opening section tends to work best in this context, but you are welcome to submit any five pages of fiction. No cover letter or synopsis necessary, but please note if the sample is from a larger work or is a stand-alone such as a short story.

    Sign ups are required. Reserve a spot by calling (541) 312-1063 or emailing Paige at paigef@deschuteslibrary.org.

    Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, "The Dreamers," which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and "The Age of Miracles," which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 14

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 14

    5:30 PM - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and writing opportunities.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 20

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 21

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Jan 27

    9:00 AM - Hutchinson Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library. Come when you can, leave when you want.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Jan 28

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Feb 3

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 4

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Feb 8

    3:30 PM - Brooks Room

    An introduction to the Japanese genre of writing called haibun.

    Haibun is a combination of chiefly autobiographical, short, haiku-like prose combined with haiku poetry. This form has been used extensively in travel journals. Matsuo Basho, the father of the haiku, is the most famous of the early practitioners of haibun.

    One Breath Poets present a reading of selected haibun from Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings.

    Each of the One Breath Poets will read one or two of their original haibun.

    Lastly, there will be a presentation on “how to write haibun.” There will be an accompanying handout. One Breath Poets will examine some of the previously read haibun to explain why they are successful. And, integrated into the “how to,” will be an overview of how to write haiku. *fbl*

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  • Feb 10

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 11

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Feb 11

    5:30 PM - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and writing opportunities.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 12

    5:00 PM - The Commons

    * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 18

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Feb 24

    9:00 AM - Hutchinson Room

    Join other writers and Writer's Collective of Central Oregon for quiet writing time at the Library.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Feb 25

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Mar 2

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 3

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Mar 9

    9:00 AM - Brooks Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 10

    10:00 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Join the Writer's Collective of Central Oregon and your fellow writers for quiet writing time at the Library.

    Bring personal work, read a book, or answer emails. Enjoy the focus of a quiet space with the benefit of others' company for motivation.

    Free, open network WiFi available.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Redmond Public Library

  • Mar 10

    5:30 PM - Brooks Room

    Join local writers for networking and writing opportunities.

    The mission of Central Oregon Writers Guild is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Their goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and at all skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, where volunteers coordinate the group's activities.

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

  • Mar 11

    5:00 PM - The Commons

    * Registration Required

    A monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday.

    Join us at The Commons, formerly known as Crows Feet Commons Cafe, for a monthly spoken word open mic night every second Wednesday of the month. All writers and readers and word-lovers invited to attend and read.

    Jason Graham of MOWO has graciously agreed to help facilitate and host this event, though guest presenters may step in from time to time. Poetry, storytelling, jokes, and everything in between are all welcome. Please be mindful of the audience, as this is an all-ages venue.

    Schedule each month looks like this:

    5pm sign ups begin. Each reader is allowed five minutes at the mic. If a readers needs more than five minutes to read or perform a piece, readers may sign up for multiple slots back to back.

    5pm - 6pm "Word Shop Time" meet with others, work your pieces, compare notes. Occasional guest speakers will take over the mic at the end of the night.

    Check out the Facebook page for details. Register in advance if you'd like to secure your spot, or just show up and step up.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/428898124593551/
    https://www.thecommonsbend.com/events

    The Commons Cafe and Taproom
    875 NW Brooks St
    Bend, OR 97703

     Add to Calendar |  Find Downtown Bend Public Library

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