Valerie Ihsan

author, editor, mom, dog lover, adventurer, person

Events: Workshops & More


Upcoming Events:

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

215 West C Street, Springfield, OR

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*Each of the following classes that are part of the Indie Publishing series are $20 in-dist/$22 out of district. There is a discount if you register for the whole series.

October 18, 2017

Indie Publishing: Automation Emails

November 1, 2017

Indie Publishing: Creating E-books

November 8, 2017

Indie Publishing: Ready Reviews

November 15, 2017

Indie Publishing: More Details

November 19, 2017; 2:00 p.m.

The Nitty Gritty of Self-Publishing (overview; Q&A)

hosted by Willamette Writers; FREE

Newport Public Library (McEntee Room)

35 NW Nye Street, Newport, OR

November 29, 2017

Indie Publishing: Uploading Time Savers

December 6, 2017

Indie Publishing: Time to Launch

All Indie Publishing classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at:

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

215 West C Street, Springfield, OR

register at

January 22, 2018; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

What is (Your) Publishing Success?

hosted by Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR)

First Presbyterian Church; Allison Room

114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis, OR

What does it mean to "make it" as an author? What about your publishing goals? What should you be aiming for? Author Valerie Ihsan will lead a discussion on the different kinds of success in the (self) publishing realm and what things a writer needs to consider when setting up their own publishing business.

Past workshops/events included:

From Passable to Polished: How to self-edit your manuscript BEFORE you hire an editor

Talking Shop: How to Start a Critique Group--and keep it going!

Healthy Grieving

Uncorked: An evening of Memoirs, Music, and Merlot

Booze and Chocolate Aren't the Only Ways to Cope: On turning negative emotions into art

Please contact me via the contact form on this website if you'd like to organize a workshop, class, reading, lit event, or other speaking engagement. Thank you.