Willamette Writers Southern Oregon

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

The Southern Oregon Chapter of Willamette Writers offers monthly meetings and workshops. Meetings and workshops are normally held on the first Saturday of the month, September through June at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers.  No meetings in December, July, or August. In August we head to Portland for the Willamette Writers Conference.

Monthly meetings are open to all writers 18 and older. Members attend for free.  Read on to learn about our chapter, and join our mailing list to keep in touch.

New in February 2018: Willamette Writers Southern Oregon now offers meeting for young writers via Young Willamette Writers. Click here for details.

Become a Willamette Writers Member today to enjoy membership benefits (like free meetings) and to support our community of writers.

Upcoming Meeting

Online: Crafting the Wildlife Essay with Rick Lamplugh

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May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis and our Southern Oregon Chapter Presents Rick Lamplugh - Crafting the Wildlife Essay

Rick Lamplugh writes, speaks, and photographs to protect wildlife and preserve wild lands. In this Zoom presentation on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 PM, he will use words, photos, and music to describe his path to writing essays to protect wildlife. He will discuss different formats including the traditional essay, essays inspired by single photos, and essays with paragraphs serving as captions for several photos. He will share the tools he uses to make the reader feel they are standing beside him, using all the senses, and sharing emotional truth, thoughts, and feelings.

Zoom Link

Click on the link to register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArde2urjooE9xpV_wJuLxoEZh4XI-e3Spq Willamette Writers on the River serves writers in Corvallis, Albany, and Linn-Benton County. Our Eugene Chapter serves Southern Oregon. We welcome members from other chapters and all writers aged 18 and older (unless otherwise stated). 

About your chapter

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!  MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

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Connect with the Chapter

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from Southern Oregon, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker.
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  • Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates
  • Join our chapter's mailing list to receive updates by email.
  • Contact us if you have a specific inquiry or something you'd like to share with the chapter co-chairs.

All writers welcome. Join us!