Valerie Ihsan

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

Events: Workshops & More


Upcoming Events:

All the following classes and discussion groups will meet at:

Willamalane Adult Activity Center

215 West C Street, Springfield, OR

Please register at

Monthly Writing/Publishing Discussion Group

Meets second Tuesday of each month, starting October 19, 2018.

Drop in fee: $5

The Nitty Gritty of Self-Publishing

Wednesdays, October 3 - October 17, 2018; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$65 (living within Springfield district), $79 (living out of Springfield district)

Author Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books teaches you the ins and outs of how to indie publish your book.

Email Marketing Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 2018; 9:30-11:30 a.m.

$29 (living within Springfield district), $35 (living out of Springfield district)

Learn how to use email automation and other tools to market your work. Discover how to offer mostly connections to your loyal customers and more to keep them engaged and interested in what you have to offer.

Self-Publishing: Book Creation

Mondays, December 3 - December 17, 2018; 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$65 (within Springfield district), $79 (out of district)

Valerie Ihsan will teach you the best way to create your book. Learn how to create files for your e-book and paperback and how to upload your book files to major retailers like Amazon. This amazing three-part series even covers reviews and book launching so you can DIY.

Past workshops/events included:

Plan With Passion: Goal-setting for Writers

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.