Cynthia Whitcomb

Upcoming Writing Classes


Hello Writers,  I just got back from our annual “Writing the Waves” cruise which was fabulous this year.  It’s time to start thinking about what’s next.  Here are my upcoming writing workshops and classes.  Please join me for some of them, or pass the word to anyone who might be interested.

One Day Pitching Class

Sat. Aug. 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Everything you need to know to polish your pitch before the Willamette Writers Conference the following weekend.

Also the same content is useful for query letters. Class is for all genres, books and screenplays.

Cost of class:  $50.  To sign up go to or call Bill at the WW office (503)305-6729

Fall Screenwriting Class

Six Saturdays, 9 am to 3 pm at my home in north Wilsonville near I-5 and the 205.

Cost $495.  To register contact Bill Johnson at Willamette Writers (above)

Includes everything you need to know to write and sell screenplays successfully.

Students from this class have gone on to sell scripts and have success in films and TV.

Most of the class material is applicable to plays, stories, novels and memoirs as well.

Dates:  Sept. 19, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and Nov. 7.

The Master Class

Open to those who have previously taken Sat classes or Writing Cruise.

This class is limited to 10 students, and each Monday evening we meet from 7 to 10 pm and read an entire screenplay by one of them.  Cost is $495.  To register for this class email me directly at  (It is not through Willamette Writers.)  It also meets at my home.

Next year’s cruise itinerary is set.  Contact me for a flyer.

We’ll be going to Spain, France and Italy.