Willamette Writers Portland Chapter

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

Our Portland speaker meetings have 65 to 100 attendees. They are held the first Tuesday of each month at the historic Old Church in downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th Ave. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting starts at 7 and ends at 8. Book signings, silent auctions, or other events are held in the back room after the meeting until 8:30 p.m.

The Young Willamette Writers’ meeting for grades 5 to 10 takes place in an adjacent room.

The speaker meetings are free to Willamette Writers members and full time students. Guests are asked for a $5 donation. Information on speakers is posted below. Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates, and follow us on Twitter @wilwrite.

Speaker schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed. Questions? Email pdx@willamettewriters.org

Upcoming Meeting

Portland Meeting: “Writing the Landscape of Our Lives” with Jenny Forrester

Writing the Landscape of Our Lives

Join the Willamette Writers Portland meeting on September 5th at 7PM for a conversation with author Jenny Forrester. Jenny will explore how we can write the Landscape of Our Lives. Together, we will learn how we can recreate the worlds of our youth and the places we’ve been, as well as imagine settings beyond our own experience.

About Jenny Forrester

Jenny Forrester is the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, Wide River, Narrow Sky. She has been published in a number of print and online publications including Seattle’s City Arts Magazine, Nailed Magazine, Hip Mama, The Literary Kitchen, Indiana Review, and Columbia Journal. Her work is included in the Listen to Your Mother anthology, published by Putnam. She curates the Unchaste Readers Series in Portland, OR.


Join us at The Old Church in downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th Ave. on Tuesday, September 5th to discover more about creating your own landscape. Doors open at 6:30PM; event begins at 7PM. Willamette Writers members are always free, along with full-time students under the age of 25. Guests are $5.

Find Out More

To learn more about Willamette Writers, visit http://www.willamettewriters.org.

To find out more about Jenny Forrester, check out her website here.

Interested? Join us! All writers welcome.

Critique Groups Around Portland

Please visit this page for information about critique groups and other writers groups in the Portland area; you can also submit your own group through that page.