I went to the Willamette Writer’s Conference 2017 this year, and it was awesome. Four days worth of amazing classes and wonderful keynote speakers was over far too quickly, but I am really glad that I was able to go. There was so much to be learned there and so many people to network with, it was worth every penny spent to get there. Willamette Writers is an amazing organization, and for the second conference I’ve been to, it definately lived up to my expectations.
There are three things that I use as standards when I got to classes, either for art or writing. Connection with the instructor, Presentation of material in an understandable way, and The Takeaway meaning what I come away from the class with. This year, in every one of the classes I attended and volunteered as a room monitor for the instructors always went the extra mile to create a connection with the entire class. It was very cool to see, especially with the amount of encouragement that the instructors gave. They were also careful in the presentation of material in their classes, making sure to take the audience’s needs and desires into account, even changing their presentations to touch on topics that those in the audience had questions about. Most of the classes had awesome takeaways too, either in the handouts or in the last few minutes of their presentations. If you have the opportunity I really recommend going to the conference next year and in the meantime finding a local writer’s group, if that’s something you’re interested in.
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