About Us

Willamette Writers’ goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. Published, self-published, screenwriters and aspiring writers of all genres are invited to join. Dues are $45 a year for individuals. Need help writing a novel? A screenplay? Promoting a self-published novel? This is a good group to join.

Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the United States. Founded in Portland in 1965, it has grown to over 1,500 members with branches in Southern OregonMid-ValleySalemCorvallis, and the Oregon Coast.


Southern Oregon Willamette Writers is the Southern Oregon Chapter of Willamette Writers. We have monthly meetings and writing workshops with notable authors from Oregon, California and Washington the first Saturday of the month, September through June (minus December) at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. 3rd St, Central Pt, OR. All are welcome to attend. Members attend morning presentations for free as part of their membership. Visitors are invited to contribute $5. Three hour afternoon workshops are $30 for members and $35 for visitors. Morning presentations are from 10 am to noon (9:30 for networking) and afternoon workshops are from 1:30 to 4:30.

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  3 comments for “About Us

  1. January 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Hello Willamette writers! I was introduced to Zee, a member of your site at the last meeting of my local writers group and she mentioned your organization. I am looking for a meeting of the minds with other writers with a professional bent. I have published both fiction and non-fiction and am currently at work on a novel, I would like to attend your meeting on the first Saturday of February, but there is no time lister. Could you please confirm this?

    I look forward to attending,

    All the best,

    Valerie Saichek

    • Southern_OR
      January 28, 2014 at 4:22 am

      Our meeting is on February first from 10 to 12 in the morning (9:30 for networking) and if you want to stay for the afternoon workshop (pregister if you can, but come in any case), it’s 1:30 to 4:30. Hope to see you there, Alissa Lukara

  2. January 27, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Hi. I have a recently published memoir, King of Doubt, (award winner in 2016 Willamette Writers, Pacific Northwest Writers, and Oregon Writers Colony). I’ve sent a couple of emails proposing that I do a workshop, but never heard anything back. Can someone tell me with whom / how I should proceed, please.

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