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Willamette Writers Meeting at Tsunami Books

Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting:  “Crowd-funding for Authors,” presented by Susan DeFreitas / Author’s guide to crowdfunding, choosing the right platform for your creative work / 6:30-9pm, April 6, 2017 / Tsunami Books,  2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR / Free for members and students, suggested donation of $10 for non-members.

Attendees learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and Patreon and have the opportunity to develop a plan for monetizing their writing. You’ve heard of authors who’ve successfully employed crowdfunding to launch books and build their readership. But which platform is right for you? Kickstarter? Indiegogo? GoFundMe? Patreon? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each?

An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in The Utne Reader, Story Magazine, Southwestern American Literature, and Weber—The Contemporary West, along with more than twenty other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season (Harvard Square Editions, 2016) and a contributor at She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in Portland, Oregon, where she serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing & Publications.

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Lane Community Writers Series – April 6, 2017

Charles Goodrich, Joy McDowell, and Rodger Moody will read their work at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Room 421 of the Lane Community College Downtown Campus, 101 W. 10th Ave., Eugene OR. Admission is free; no ticket is required.

Carbon Culture Seeks Submissions

A message from Andrew Hachey:

Carbon Culture Review is excited to announce the creation of our new book imprint, CARBON. We are seeking poetry, novels, short fiction, memoir and full length, quality books on any subject, in any genre. Submit during our open reading period here ( Carbon Culture is an international newsstand magazine. Books selected for publication by CARBON will receive a standard contract and advertising in the magazine.”

Matador Review Seeks Submissions

Matador Review is currently accepting work for the Summer 2017 issue. Their call for submissions will end on May 31. Matador Review is an online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago, Illinois. They publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art. They call themselves an “alternative” magazine; that is to say: “Our purpose is to promote work that is thought-provoking and unconventional. We believe that every work of quality art has a home where it belongs, and for the ‘alternative’, Matador Review is a home.” Submission information can be found at:

Flux Magazine Seeks “Dear Oregon” Letters

Here is a message from Matt Gatie:

“Hi, my name is Matt Gatie. I am a journalism student at Flux magazine.We are working on a project called Dear Oregon and The Lane Literary Guild may be interested in this opportunity. I will paste a prompt below.  Write a “Dear Oregon” letter sharing your slice of Oregon. What are your hopes and dreams for Oregon? What worries or frustrates you about your state or community? What unites Oregonians and what divides them? Tell Oregon what you hate about it and what you love about it. Be open. Be honest. Speak your mind.  Send Flux your “Dear Oregon” letters signed with your name, city and a way for us to reach you. Our goal is to listen, as journalists, in order to foster conversations in new and innovative ways.  Flux will highlight some of the best letters in our 2016/2017 issue both in print and on our website. Email your letters to or send them to Flux Magazine, C/O Todd Milbourn, Allen Hall, 1275 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.”

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Windfall Reading at Eugene Public Library