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: Chapter meeting with Sarina Dorie

The Clowning Linguist: A Humor Workshop with Sarina Dorie

We’ve talked about humor in the past, and many members asked for more practical tips. So this month, we’re getting down to the nitty-gritty with author Sarina Dorie in a workshop on humor. The meeting begins on October 3rd at 6:30PM at the Old Church in downtown Portland. We’ll begin by learning how to identify and break down humor. We will practice juxtaposing words to create funny lists, use the element of surprise to tickle a reader’s sense of humor, and create puns and play with words by using techniques that stand-up comedians use.

Join us!Sarina Dorie

Exercise your wit with new skills. Make others laugh and be entertained.

What to bring

Bring a pen and paper for exercises. Bring an open mind to learn new tips and tricks.

About Sarina Dorie

Sarina Dorie has won the Allasso humor award and has sold over 100 stories including: Confessions of an Orgasm Fairy, Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy, Debbie Does Delta Draconis III, Lady Chatterley’s Computer, and Five Tips for Outsmarting Satan–and Your Students. Sarina’s book, Ghost, Werewolves and Zombies-Oh My! can be found on Amazon and at Sarinadorie.com.

About WWPDX

We invite you to join our Portland chapter meeting (WWPDX) to find your community, develop your craft and expand your career.

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 8:15. 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. 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

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.