Meetings & Workshops

Willamette Writers offers a variety of monthly meetings, workshops, and other events throughout the year. Check back here for the latest news and updates about what’s going on for our members!

For detailed information about meetings at our chapters, check out the websites for the Mid-Valley, Salem, the Coast, Southern Oregon, and Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis.
 

Next Meeting April 6: Crowdfunding for Authors – Susan DeFreitas

Next Meeting April 6: Crowdfunding for Authors – Susan DeFreitas Crowdfunding, you’ve heard of authors who’ve successfully employed it to launch books and build their readership. But which platform is right for you? Kickstarter? Indiegogo? GoFundMe? Patreon? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? Author and freelance editor Susan DeFreitas offers insight into…

FiLMLaB Heads To The Portland Film Festival

In case you missed it, FiLMLaB debuted its 2016 short film, INTERCEPT, at the Willamette Writers Conference earlier this month. We were pleased to have good turn out and an enthusiastic Q & A with the audience. But if you couldn’t make it to the debut, fear not, because this week FiLMLaB heads to the…

FiLMLaB 2016 At The WWC!

It’s nearly that time of year; half-way through summer when the seeds you sowed last spring are starting to bear fruit. Tomatoes are blushing, cucumbers are ready for pickling and green beans are weighing down the trellis. Or maybe you were sowing a different kind of seed? The kind that needs a fertile mind in…

Corvallis: Words Matter – a Workshop on Dialogue with Susan Kelly

In a story, you get to know a character through her actions, her speech, her view of the world and from other characters’ perspectives of her. On Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Comfort Suites in Corvallis, Willamette Writers on the River will host a full day workshop with Susan Kelly on creating dialogue that snaps, pops and crackles.

Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading!

You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud at Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading! Sign Up to Read Your Own Work Reading your work (be it poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction) in front of others is an important aspect of the writing life. At the WWotR Quarterly Reading anyone can…

Crafting a Life: The Tools of a Picture Book Biographer

  On Sunday March 20th  at 2:00 p.m., Willamette Writers Coast Chapter hosts local children’s book author Barbara Herkert who will present a two-hour workshop titled Crafting a Life: The Tools of a Picture Book Biographer. This free workshop will be held at the Newport Public Library in the McEntee Room. Herkert explains that many…

Crossing the Threshold with David Biespiel

Crossing the Threshold On Tuesday, March 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel, joins the Willamette Writers to talk about the journey every writer takes, the sequence of thoughts and even actions that occur in your imagination when you write. David will lead us in a special, intimate…

FiLMLaB Directors Panel Q & A

Join us at the Post 5 Theater on Saturday, March 5th for our FiLMLaB Directors Panel. Free to Willamette Writers members ($10 non-member paid at the door) this event features all of our FiLMLaB directors from the past four years and a chance to have your questions answered! Join these three directors: Christopher Alley of Ampersand…