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Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect Time to Become a Mentor

Do you mentor someone? What benefits of mentoring do you most enjoy? Have you ever thought of working with a young person in this way? Today, we’re delighted to share a blog post by long time member Stephanie Raffelock drawing from her experience as a mentor in our Young Willamette Writers program.  Life blessed me with a gaggle of nieces and nephews, but I never had kids. While in many ways not having children worked for my lifestyle, there are some things I missed out on: the major awe factor that comes with being with toddlers, the wit of teenagers and now, the no grandchildren factor. Willamette Writers matched me with one of their Young Willamette Writer members. Enter Jane (not her…

Agent DongWon Song on the A + B = Awesome Formula

DongWon Song at WilWrite Portland PDX Jan 2017 Photo Credit Gail Pasternack

Notes from Agent DongWon Song’s Talk at Willamette Writers Portland’s Monthly Meeting, January 03, 2017, by member Amy Foster Myer. Willamette Writers launched 2017 with an excellent presentation and Q&A session in Portland with local agent DongWon Song, who agents for Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. DongWon also participates in the publishing graduate program at PSU and is a frequent speaker/agent at the Willamette Writers’ Conference in August. More about him can be found here, including his literary interests and submission guidelines. A + B = Awesome DongWon provided an excellent formula for giving our listeners the context they need so they can hear what our story is actually about: A + B = Awesome. The A and B in this calculation…

Willamette Writers Member News

Member News: Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

Willamette Writers member Miantae Metcalf McConnell‘s book Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History was released Sep 20, 2016 and a giveaway for the book is currently available. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, perseveres to transform the lives of nuns, Indians, homesteaders, and in the process,…

Volunteer with Willamette Writers

We’re committed to helping writers at all levels connect with their communities, hone their craft, and advance their careers. We’d love your help! Volunteer opportunities range from random one-hour assignments to a year-long commitment and are available in different locations, including many at the comfort of your own home.  Interested? Great! Click, learn more, and sign…

Join Willamette Writers Meetings and Workshops Near You in January

Corvallis: Selling Humor with Therese Oneill

On Monday, January 23, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m., join Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis for “Selling Humor” with Therese Oneill. The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall. Note: Corvallis meetings will be on the FOURTH Monday of the month beginning in 2017.