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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Member News – Sherry Joiner Art Exhibit

Sherry Joiner Member News

Come join Sherry Joiner at the Ant Farm Cafe, Sandy, Oregon for her Art Exhibit Sherry Joiner, author of Sherry Goes Sane: Living A Life With Schizo-Affective Disorder, is exhibiting her paintings with NAMI Clackamas at the Ant Farm Cafe, 39140 Proctor Blvd. Sandy, Oregon, 97055. The exhibit begins the First Friday of October in…

Member News – KC Cowan releases new book

KC Cowan new book

Second Book in KC Cowan Fantasy Series Released The Hunt for Winter by Portland authors KC Cowan and Sara Cole has just been released by RavenswoodPublishing. Queen Irene’s son, Winter, is missing. His wizard teacher, Seever, has tried to find the boy using his “far-away vision,” but it is blocked when he looks to the…

Member News: Dede Montgomery Memoir MY MUSIC MAN

Dede Montgomery announces the release of her memoir in October by Bedazzled Ink Books. My Music Man uses stories of seven generations of family living in the Willamette Valley, including publisher J.K. Gill and earliest Oregon Territory residents Chloe Clark and William Willson, to illustrate the power of storytelling. As Montgomery moves through grief to…

Member News: Brian K. Pinaire Releases New Book

Brian K. Pinaire

Brian K. Pinaire releases THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S FATHERHOOD Brian K. Pinaire has published THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S FATHERHOOD, a comic memoir that offers a male perspective on raising children. In witty, insightful, and carefully integrated essays, Pinaire reflects on delivery room negotiations, paternity leave, work-life balancing, passive-aggressive daycare teachers, BabyBjorns, childproofing, children’s…

Member News: Bill Kroger releases 13 MONTHS IN VIETNAM

Bill Kroger releases 13 MONTHS IN VIETNAM Willamette Writers member Bill Kroger announces the publication of his second novel: 13 Months in Vietnam. It’s about four young men who go to Vietnam in 1963, early in the war before the major shooting began, which sets 13 Months in Vietnam apart from other books that are…

Member News: Chuck Cooper releases Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light

Chuck Cooper releases Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light Chuck Cooper announces the release of his new book, Safety Harbor: Keepers of the Light.  Joe is Safety Harbor’s most beloved citizen. Through his gift of simple hospitality for all, and the quiet sharing of his wisdom with those who frequent his diner, he has influenced…

Member News: Stephen John Walker Book Release

Stephen John Walker, an award-winning author and former Green Beret,announces the release of his newest book, Hotel San Blas: A Caribbean Quest. About the Book This is a story about a primitive three-room hotel resting atop a coral island on the north coast of Panama—no electricity, no running water, no telephone, and guests must bring their own…

Member News: Linda Atwell Book Release on September 26, 2017

Linda Atwell

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author Linda Atwell to read from her memoir, Loving Lindsey, on September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. About the Book Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey–a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities–have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a…

Member News: Johnny Scotch Book Release Celebration August 17

Books, comics, music, and more! Come celebrate the launch of “Danger in Bass Clef”, John Dover‘s debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world of Bridge City. Join John at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd, Portland from 5 PM-8 PM, Aug 17th. “Johnny Scotch never thought that when he met Cass months back, she…