is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping writers grow!

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WELCOME YOUNG WRITERS!

At Wordcrafters, we believe in the power of creative writing, and we believe in the power of youth voices. This site contains several offerings that we hope will encourage you and support you in telling your story, through poetry or fiction, on the page or on the stage. 

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IN RESPONSE TO COVID: A Resource for Teachers, Parents, and Students

As it has for so many organizations, the Covid-19 pandemic has required us to quickly  re-imagine our programming. We were saddened at not being able to provide the WITS (Writers in the Schools) poetry residencies that we had planned for the Spring, or our in-person Summer Camp line-up for young writers. The QuaranTeened Voices project was originally created to ensure that we could continue making an active contribution to young people in our community interested in writing creatively over the Summer of 2020.

As we move into the Fall, we have extended the project in hopes of also serving teachers and parents looking for supplements to distance learning curriculum.  In these times of change and challenge, we applaud every effort  to transmute and transmit, through the power of the pen. #BeWriting


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."  ~Dr. Maya Angelou

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POETRY WORKSHOP

Explore this FREE series of instructional spoken word poetry videos created by Wordcrafters lead Teaching Artist, Jorah LaFleur. This series offers some building block concepts, while encouraging curiosity and experimentation.

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FICTION FANTASTIC

Coming Soon! The 7th annual Wordcrafters Young Writers Short Fiction Contest, open to all  Lane County Students. Content and Curriculum Coordinator Leah Velez will offer free Story Sparks to help young writers get started on their fantastic adventures! 

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LEARN MORE

Our Executive Director,

Daryll Lynne Evans, invites you to become a member of Wordcrafters in Eugene! Both adults and youth writers can enjoy the benefits of membership, while helping to support our youth programming.

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