Jenny Schrader

Jenny Schrader

Jenny writes Young Adult novels, operates her urban mini-farm, has a passion for knitting, and works for a renown glass artist.

Congratulations, Jennifer Owenby!

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse. Jennifer has been contacted by a Hollywood producer concerning the story. Congratulations, Jennifer! The Truth She Knew is available…

Humanitarian Award Winner 2016 – Israel Bayer and Street Roots

Willamette Writers Humanitarian Award winner Street Roots logo

Congratulations, Israel Bayer and Street Roots! Street Roots is far more than an exercise in journalism. It creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change. Israel Bayer and the staff at Street Roots accomplish this and so much more every…

Up and Coming Award Winner 2016 – Heidi Schulz

Congratulations, Heidi Schulz! One could say that Heidi Schulz has already up and come. With her first book published by Disney, praised by critics, and included in the Oregon Battle of the Books for the school year 2016-17; her second book called a “deliciously witty, delightfully inventive, devilishly fun adventure…” (Anne Ursu, The Real Boy), and her third…

Letters Out For Judging

As a brief update in the Letters About Literature program, we received nearly 100 letters back from the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. They’ve been cataloged, redacted, and are officially out for judging! That should be completed within the first couple of weeks of April. We’ll have our list of semi-finalists…

Letters About Literature Update – Waiting for the Returns!

For those of you waiting to hear news from the Library of Congress for your children and students about Letters About Literature, we just wanted to let you know that we’ve heard that the letters have all been received and judged on the national level. Which means we’re just waiting to receive them so that judging…

Report From the Board – February 2016

Report From the Board – February 2016 The Board of Directors of Willamette Writers holds board meetings every last Tuesday of the month (no meeting in December). At those meetings we discuss the programs and goals of Willamette Writers and how the organization can serve our members better. The board believes Willamette Writers needs to…

Join in the giving

Dear Members and Friends, For 50 years, Willamette Writers has provided a creative and encouraging environment for professional and aspiring writers. This year, more than three thousand children will benefit from our Books for Kids and Young Willamette Writers Programs, and every year, their opportunities and skills continue to grow. As you celebrate this holiday…

Peter Sears, Poet Laureate, at Willamette Writers

Peter Sears – Poet Laureate of Oregon Peter Sears will be speaking at the Willamette Writer’s Coast Chapter in Newport, OR in October. For more information, check out our Calendar and the Coast Chapter’s website. Peter also taught a workshop at Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis in July. He read from his own work, and then provided writing prompts for the audience. For those…

News from Your Board of Directors

As part of our 50th year celebration, and thanks to the recommendations and dedication from your Board of Directors, we’ve spent the past few months working on how to make Willamette Writers better and bigger for our members in our next 50 years. To start this process off, we participated in a survey provided by…