Member Announcements

Mid-Valley WW Workshop: Nuts & Bolts of Fiction Writing

Join us for our new 5-week writing workshop! The Nuts & Bolts of Fiction Writing Learn and practice the building blocks of fiction—character, plot, dialogue, setting, and point of view. This supportive class combines short lecture, reading model stories, writing exercises and discussion, and peer workshop to help you master the basics of story writing. Each student will…

Oregon Poetry Association 2016 Conference in Eugene!

The Oregon Poetry Association and Lane Literary Guild present OPA’s Annual Conference 2016 Eugene, OR September 30th – October 2nd Come join keynote speaker John Witte, Oregon poet laureate Liz Woody, Oregon Book Award winners Willa Schneberg and Penelope Scambly Schott, and Stewart Holbrook Award winner George Venn, among many others. Celebrate the re-opening of the Oregon…

Wordcrafters Presents New Memoir Classes with Melissa Hart! Ready to start writing your memoir? Memoirist Melissa Hart teaches participants how to choose a theme and/or era around which to shape your book. She’ll help you deepen your understanding of setting, characterization, dialogue, narrative arc, and theme. Using examples from published memoir, she’ll discuss chapter and overall book structure and…

3 July: Poets’ Corner at Art & the Vineyard

Check out the Poets’ Corner, part of the Oregon Authors at Art & The Vineyard. Stop by and meet the authors: Catherine McGuire, Katharine Valentino, C. Steven Blue, Janice D. Rubin, Charles R. Castle Jr., Adam Levon Brown. Art & the Vineyard: the annual Eugene summer event benefiting Maude Kerns Art Center: http://www.artandthevineyard.org Share this with…

Tues, 10 May: An Evening with NYT Bestselling Author Ben Fountain

An evening with NY Times bestselling author Ben Fountain Writer and best-selling author Ben Fountain will visit Eugene as the Oregon Humanities Center’s Kritikos Lecturer in the Humanities. Fountain is the author of an award-winning collection of short stories titled Brief Encounters with Che Guevara (2007), as well as a powerful and highly acclaimed debut novel, Billy Lynn’s…

28 April Deadline for Authors Gala Celebration Readers

Reading Submission Guidelines Readers must have a current Willamette Writers membership in good standing. The goal is to feature our members’ awards and publishing successes. How to tell if your work qualifies: It has an ISBN (novel, non-fiction, poetry, short story collections); or was published in a journal or magazine of note. Your self-published or…

Calling All Poets!

The Poets’ Corner at Art & The Vineyard and Authors & Artists fair was created by Quinton Hallett & Nancy Carol Moody, in an effort to help bring visibility to local poets of Lane County at these two annual fundraisers created by Bill Sullivan. After many years of hosting and coordinating these events, having brought…

Vote for the Ursa Major Awards by 15 April!

Willamette Writers member Mary Lowd has 4–count ’em–4 works nominated for this year’s Ursa Major Awards! In a Dog’s World, is a coming-of-age/romance story about a young cat, graduating from high school and heading off to a mostly-dog college.  A free e-book of it can be downloaded from Smashwords with the coupon code: CJ98M Her…

May 6-8: 2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

2016 CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium 5th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Crossing Borders: Women’s Stories of Immigration, Migration, and Transition,” May 6 – 8, 2016 The fifth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Friday, May 6, 2016, through Sunday, May 8, 2016. American Book Award winner Reyna Grande is the keynote author.…

Sat, 30 April: Workshop with Sarina Dorie

The Nuts and Bolts of Writing and Selling Short Stories Thinking about writing short stories but don’t know where to start? Here is a great place to get the basics from someone with experience in this field. Presented by the Willamette Writers on the River chapter Workshop date: 30 April, 10 am – 5 pm Comfort Suites in Corvallis Registration closes…