Welcome to Willamette Writers Salem

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The Salem Chapter offers monthly meetings and occasional workshops. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Salem Public Library (Central Library, Anderson Room B).

You can join a monthly meeting even if you’re not a member (see details below). Read on to learn about us, and join our mailing list to keep in touch. Become a Willamette Writers Member today to enjoy membership benefits (like free meetings) and to support our community of writers.

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Willamette Writers Chapters are local writing communities where writers improve their craft and acquire the career skills required in today’s publishing world.

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Upcoming Meeting


Salem: “Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base” with Jennie Komp

photo credit: Evan Lurker Photography

On Wednesday, January 17th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Jennie Komp will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.  

“Preparing For, And Nurturing, A Loyal Fan-Base”

Published writers, and those still wrestling with their stories, will want to attend this snapshot of the steps successful authors use to cultivate those first thousand fans who will read anything you give them. It’s so much more fun than you think! Come as you are or get even more out of this by coming with a list of the most tangible parts of your stories (symbols, maps, clothing descriptions, notable trinkets, or anything else that’s memorable). You’ll see current, live examples and we will map out a plan for you can implement immediately!

About Jennie Komp

Jennie Komp has been taking apart stories, to see what makes them connect with people, for over 20 years. Her extensive background in live theater productions and new start ups finally came together at her first writing conference, where she saw the industry disconnect between authors and their fans. Myth Machine is the next evolution of a publishing concept she’s been developing for the past 4 years. Surpassing 1 million Facebook fans, in less than a year, with her last company was the final key. As a development editor and writer in her own right, Jennie bridges that elusive gap between art and business, leading the Myth Machine team through every stage of growth. Connecting fans to more of what they love, bringing that community together with fresh stories in the digital realm as well as our daily life, is what she lives for.

Please Join Our Salem Chapter Meeting

Salem Willamette Writers meets the third Wednesday of the month (except July, August, and December) from 6:30-8:30PM. We meet at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE. Salem, OR.

Willamette Writers members and guests 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 their careers.

Please remember that meetings may have to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will do our best to keep you updated. We look forward to seeing you at our chapter meeting!

Learn more and connect with the Salem Chapter

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from the Salem area, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker.
  • Like our Facebook Page to keep in touch.
  • Explore our blog and subscribe to it to receive notifications of new posts about local events and opportunities by email.
  • Join our mailing list to learn what’s coming up next for the chapter.
  • Find a local critique group or announce your group.
  • Contact us privately if you have a specific inquiry or an announcement to share with the chapter.
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About the Salem Chapter Meetings

Unless otherwise stated…

When and Where

We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Salem Public Library (Central Library, Anderson Room B).

Meeting Format

6:30-7 pm:         social time, including news and member announcements*
7-8:30 pm:         speaker’s presentation followed by Q&A and book sales/signing

* We have snacks, but if you want coffee or water, please bring it with you.


Free for members of Willamette Writers (all chapters). Free for full-time students under 22 years old. Guests of Willamette Writers members pay $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend meetings

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Connect with the Salem Chapter

We think writers are awesome!

All writers welcome. Join us!

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From Our Blog

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