Community Events

Spring Creek Project

Spring Creek Project engages the most daunting and urgent environmental issues of our times while remembering and sharing our perennial sources of joy, wonder, and gratitude. We are a convening organization that sponsors writers' residencies, readings, lectures, conversations, and symposia on issues and themes of critical importance to the health of humans and nature. We believe sharing insights, inspiration, and methods from many perspectives increases our understanding of the place of humans in nature. Our goal is to include participants and audience members from every discipline and persuasion, from creative writing and the other arts, from the environmental and social sciences, from philosophy and other humanistic disciplines.

Corvallis Maker Fair

The CO•  is an annual Oregon maker fair, hosted by Oregon State University, which is free and open to the public.

“Maker” culture is a popular movement honoring craftsmanship and technology and the sharing of knowledge, skills, and resources. The CO•, a campus-community partnership, offers the OSU community and the general public the opportunity to collaborate, innovate, and create in addition to providing a forum for research and teaching the value of hands-on learning in K-12 classrooms and beyond.


Darkside Cinema

Open since April 2005, Darkside Cinema is the only independently owned and operated movie theater in Corvallis. Open every night playing independent, foreign, and art films you won't find at the local megaplex.

The Whiteside Theater

The Whiteside Theatre Foundation supports a multi-purpose entertainment and events venue in the restored historic Whiteside Theatre that enhances the economic vitality and cultural diversity of downtown Corvallis for the benefit of the entire community. The Whiteside Theatre Foundation looks forward to an ongoing cooperative relationship among all downtown theatres to foster a vibrant entertainment district that attracts more people to downtown Corvallis. We envision the Whiteside, Darkside, and Majestic Theatres as key anchors of this entertainment triangle.

2014 PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL Trailer 1 - Hoop Dreams

Portland Film Festival: The Storytellers’ Festival & Conference

Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story.  The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public.  The festival is anchored with outdoor screenings, offering its filmmakers one of the largest audiences available on the West Coast.

Book Stores

Grass Roots Books and Music

Grass Roots Books & Music, established in 1971, is a locally-owned, independent bookstore in downtown Corvallis. We carry an extensive range of carefully chosen fiction and nonfiction, music CDs, greeting cards, stationery, and magazines. We are book people, and that means we are always interested in finding the perfect book for you! Stop by anytime to get a personalized recommendation. We are open, rain or shine, every day of the week! Can't find what you're looking for on the shelves? We are happy to special order it. We place orders several times a week, and special orders often arrive in 24 hours! We hope you will come by and visit us at 227 SW 2nd in Downtown Corvallis and experience the wonderful social experience that books offer.


Tsunami Books

Over the course of our 20+ years on Willamette Street in Beautiful South Eugene we have hosted over 3,000 community activities, including author events, ongoing writers' workshops, poetry slams, musical concerts of wide variety in a listener's setting, art openings, spiritual gatherings, local and regional political events, fundraisers, parties, a number of very special wakes, and even a wedding where both people changed their name to Whitman. It’s all surrounded and empowered by our hand-picked selection of over 30,000 quality used and new books, cards and postcards, a great little collection of vinyl LPs, and a rotating selection of fine art and crafts from members of the local community.

Powell's City of Books

Powell's Books is an independent bookseller serving Portland, Oregon, since 1971. We've grown to employ over 530 people across five Portland-area stores and, and our book inventory exceeds two million volumes. In spite of our substantial size and reach, we remain grounded by our company's core values, which have guided us through the ups and downs of the bookselling industry. Each and every employee's love of books drives us forward.


Wordcrafters and Wine on Wednesdays

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of the month for stimulating conversation and wine! Each month will feature a different professional writer, agent, or editor to talk about the business and craft of writing. Get yourself a glass of vino and pull up a seat! It's a great place for information, inspiration, and to meet other writers.

Writer's Coffee Talk

This is a very informal place to go and discuss aspects of the craft of writing. Whatever your level or expertise… you are an asset to the group.  Enjoy!
When: Every Tuesday Morning
Time: 9am to 10am, or so
Where: Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, Oregon 97401
Specifically: In the Sweetwater's Restaurant, to the left, by the window overlooking the river,
Cost: $1.00 Event Fee

Corvallis Creative Writers

We meet twice a week, Monday and Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 pm at DiMaggios Pizza, 151 NW Monroe Street.  We also will try to have meetups once/week in during day-time hours if that works better for some members.

We simply gather together and work on our individual writing projects for a couple of hours in a cozy and supportive atmosphere. We are not a critique group. We may informally chit chat about what we are working on, or ask our fellow writers for advice or feedback (if desired) but the two hours are mostly spent writing, brainstorming, and creating.