Winter Offerings at the Salmon House


The Salmon House Writers Workshop is presenting its first winter holiday workshop for ages 8-12! Cozy holidays stories, friends, and crafts; what could be better during those no-school days before Christmas?

Holiday Tales and Book Making Workshop  for 8-12 year olds                                                        Dec. 21st through Dec. 23rd                                                                                                                        1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In this fun three day workshop students will enjoy listening to a variety of traditional and modern holiday stories,  learning story crafting basics, and creating their own holiday tale.

On day three, special guest artist and teacher Karen Rainsong of Singing Creek Educational Center will teach us to bind the stories we’ve created into a handmade storybook to share with family and friends.

All materials provided. Please bring a snack. Tuition is $90 per student .

To register, call Sallie at (541) 326-6112.  Click here for registration form: Holiday class registration


Great After-School Programs For Fall 2015!


Do you have a student who loves to tell stories? 

Check out these great fall offerings at the Salmon House:

Wild Imagination Group for Elementary Schoolers                                                                            This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games.  Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning October 1st.

Tale Spinners Tuesday at Edison Elementary

Tale Spinners Tuesday is a storytelling and writing group specifically for 4th and 5th graders at Edison Elementary School. We will be doing oral storytelling, word games and related crafts,and we’ll also be writing stories of our own invention.  The class will meet on Tuesdays, September 29th through November 17th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Classroom number to be announced.

Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers                                                                                     In this group, we’ll explore a variety of writing styles and genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group anthology.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning September 30th.

Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student. Space is limited. Sign up hereor call (541) 326-6112.

Great New Summer Programs for Kids!


Workshop Wednesdays

We are excited to announce the only creative writing summer program offered in Eugene for ages 8-12, “Workshop Wednesdays.” This program is a great way to keep young bodies and minds active with games, outdoor activities, and creative writing fun. There will be one 3-week track in July, and a second three week track offered in August. Each 3 week track is $65 per student. Register before June 15th and get the early bird rate of $50! Space is limited. Students should bring a water bottle and snack, and dress for outdoor activity. Visit our registration page here.

Track One                                                                                                                                                               July 1st, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                             July 8th, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                              July 15th, 1-3 p.m.

Track Two                                                                                                                                                                              August 5th, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                       August 12th, 1-3 p.m.                                                                                                                                                 August 19th, 1-3 p.m.

To register, click here.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild at the Salmon House


Every story begins with a single idea. If you were going to tell this story, what would it be?

Is this the tale of pet store visit gone wrong?

The beginning of a life-long friendship or a rivalry?

Is this a mystery, a comedy, or an urban legend about to unfold?

Come join us for adventures in writing! Wild Imagination Writing Group begins this Thursday, April 16th. For more information about this class, visit our Programs page, or click here to register.

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure is Back!

choose-your-own-adventureSpring term after-school programs are beginning soon, and we couldn’t be more excited! We have a lot of great activities planned to cultivate young writers’ skills.  In addition, we’ve added something special. Once every few years, our after-school group participants produce a choose-your-own-adventure book. What better way to wrap up the school year and launch into summer? We hope to see you there!

Middle School Writing Group begins April 14th. Wild Imagination Elementary Group begins April 16th. For more information on classes and enrollment, click here.

Congratulations Are In Order

Congratulations to Salmon House students Paige Baker and Sydney Gaunt! Sydney took first place for her story. “Hope’s Story,”  and Paige was awarded  2nd place for “The Journey to the Ham Sandwich” in the Elementary category of the Wordcrafters Young Writers Fiction contest.  Well done!IMG_6069

Private Tutoring at the Workshop


Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers private tutoring sessions.

Here’s what folks are saying about it:

Before we started tutoring with Sallie, both of my kids claimed that they didn’t like to write. Now they look forward to their writing sessions at Sallie’s house, and they leave with smiles telling me, “That was fun!” Sallie has a great intuition for catering her approach to my kids, and I can already see their writing getting stronger.

Here’s what my kids say about Sallie:

“She really helped me learn to organize my writing. Now I don’t get so overwhelmed by it all.”

“She gives great suggestions. She really encourages me too.”

-Liz P.

To find out more about private tutoring, click here or contact Sallie at 541.326.6112

New Classes and Enrollment Discounts

imageHappy New Year! Here at the Salmon House we are very excited to kick off 2015 with new after-school programs, beginning January 27th and 29th.

In addition to the Wild Imagination Elementary Group, we have added a class geared toward teen writers that will explore a variety of writing genres including sci/fi and fantasy, poetry, comedy, mystery, and graphic novel.

If that was not exciting enough, we are also offering $10 off tuition for new students, for a limited time!

For more information on our new classes or private tutoring, click here.