Valerie Ihsan

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

Events: Workshops & More


Upcoming Events:

September 7, 2017; 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. snacks)

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

hosted by Willamette Writers; FREE for members/$10 don. non-members/$5 don. students

Tsunami Books

2585 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR

September 27, 2017; 6:30 p.m.

What is Indie Publishing? (overview presentation; Q&A)

FREE introductory class

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

215 West C Street, Springfield, OR

register at

*Each of the following classes that are part of the Indie Publishing series are $18 in-dist/$22 out of district. There is a discount if you register for the whole series.

October 4, 2017; 6:30 p.m.

Indie Publishing: The Details

October 11, 2017

Indie Publishing: Front and Back Matter

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 at:

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

215 West C Street, Springfield, OR

register at

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.