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Share your Thanksgiving stories with us!

Happy Thanksgiving, Willamette Writers! Every year, we gather around the dining room table to eat delicious food and share stories with our family and friends. These stories matter; they sustain us when we are apart and connect us to each other across the miles. Today, let’s share our stories of joy and thankfulness. Let’s move into the winter with a heart full of gratitude. What Thanksgiving stories do you have to share? Who sat at your table years ago or made the best pumpkin pie? Share you stories in the comments and bring us into the cold with stories to warm our hearts. We can’t wait to read them. Thank you for being a Willamette Writers member or supporter. Your…

FiLMLaB Adds Showrunner for its Web Series Project:

Willamette Writers and FiLMLaB are thrilled to announce that veteran network television writer and producer F.J. Pratt has agreed to helm this year’s program, an Episodic Storytelling LaB:! About Showrunner F.J. Pratt F.J. Pratt has been a television comedy writer for twenty-five years, starting on the writing staff for network shows including “Frasier”, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, “Ellen”, the “coming out” season and ABC’s “Less Than Perfect”. For three years he was the Executive Producer/Showrunner of “Sullivan & Son” on TBS. F.J. has developed shows for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, Dreamworks, Imagine Entertainment, and Disney. For the past five years, F.J. has been an adjunct professor at the John Wells Division of Writing for…

Willamette Writers at Wordstock this weekend with David D. Levine

Join Willamette Writers at Wordstock Booth 59

Willamette Writers Celebrate Wordstock with David D. Levine! Thousands of book lovers are expected to fill Portland’s park blocks for this year’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on November 11th at the Portland Art Museum. They will revel in seeing the more than 100 authors who have come to present workshops, give readings and sign books. Big names, such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Lemony Snicket, and Lidia Yuknavitch, will present, as well as local authors, such as mystery writer April Henry, on nine festival stages. The venues are located in the Portland Art Museum, the Old Church, First Congregational Church, the Oregon Historical Society, and in all three theatres of the Schnitz. In addition, pop-up events will fill local galleries…

Join us for a meeting or write-in in November!

November 2017 Meetings

Happy November! We have a great month ahead of us at Willamette Writers. We’re kicking off the month talking about memoir in Eugene, and then Patricia Morrison will show us how to finish our projects. We will explore Fearless Writing in Portland with William Kenower, and also dive into improv with Marian Scadden. David Paul Williams will bring us into contracts, and we’ll finish out the month with meetings in Corvallis and Newport. We will be writing throughout the month in celebration of NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month). If you want to get words in too, join us at one of the many write-ins across the state. We’ve listed a few of ours, then linked to so many others. Good…

Willamette Writers Member News

Member News: Kaylin McFarren Book Release

Kaylin McFarren announces the release of her new book, Twisted Threads: Kaylin McFarren taps into her personal experiences, world travel and her inner voices to create Twisted Threads, the latest thriller in her trendy Threads series. This character-driven story, set aboard a cruise ship heading towards the Caribbean Islands, is sure to exhilarate and excite fans of…

Member News: Jeff Stookey Release

Jeff Stookey’s New Novel ACQUAINTANCE Released Jeff Stookey has released his new novel, Acquaintance, and he has this to say about the book and the event: My first novel Acquaintance has been released and a book launch party will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 3-5 PM at the Q Center, 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue…

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Willamette Writers Write-In at Another Read Through

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until November 27, 2017

Another Read Through, 3932 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227 United States
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Looking to get your words in for NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month)? Join us for a write-in every Monday in November, from 10-12PM in the loft at Another Read Through (3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227). Bring your laptop and your focus. We'll get right down to work, and help you meet your writing…

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Corvallis: Your Author Website & Online Presence: A How-To Guide with Jessica Hayward

November 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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You've heard you need a website for that agent to take you seriously, but how the heck do you get one? From hosting, to domains, to SEO, it can all be overwhelming. This presentation will teach you everything you need to know to get a simple website set up in less than 2 hours. You'll…

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Southern Oregon: Chapter Meeting and Workshop

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on November 4, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on December 2, 2017 at 9:30am

One event on January 6, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on February 3, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on March 3, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on April 7, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on July 7, 2018 at 9:30am

Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Please Join Us Southern Oregon Willamette Writers meets the first Saturday of every month at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St. Guests and Willamette Writers members are invited to join us. We work with writers in all stages of their careers, helping them find their community, develop their craft, and expand…

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Eugene Workshop: Self-Publishing on Amazon for Authors with James Stegall

This in-depth workshop with Amazon Best-Selling author James Stegall will cover the latest proven methods in publishing on the world's biggest e-book market. According to, in 2016 Amazon accounted for more than 80% of U.S. ebook sales. However, for authors and small publishers, Amazon often represents a great unknown of changing payouts, mysterious algorithms,…

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Portland: Fonda Lee and Story Ideas

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Fonda Lee event - Discover Your Next Story Idea

Willamette Writers Portland Chapter with Fonda Lee Discovering Your Next Story Idea with the Power of "&" Writers are often told to ‘write what you know’ as well as ‘write the story you want to write’ and of course, ‘be original.’ Tall order! On December 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Church, Fonda Lee,…

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Portland: Chapter meeting

January 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 3, 2018

The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Willamette Writers Portland Chapter   We invite you to join our Portland chapter meeting to find your community, develop your craft and expand your career. Willamette Writers Chapters are local writing communities where writers improve their craft and acquire the career skills required in today’s publishing world. Our Portland speaker meetings have 65 to 100 attendees. They are…

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Eugene: Mid-Valley Chapter Meeting

January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on January 4, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on February 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on March 1, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on April 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on May 3, 2018 at 6:30pm

Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series Mid-Valley Willamette Writers meets at Tsunami Books on the first Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May. No meetings in December, July, or August. Guests and Willamette Writers members are invited to join us. We work with…

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