Tag Archive for Events for Willamette Writers around Portland

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. Doors open and fellowship begins at 6:30, 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 pm. The Young Willamette Writers’meeting for grades 5 to 10 takes place in an adjacent room.

The speaker meetings are free to WW members and full time students. Guests and nonmembers are asked for a donation (click event for details). Information on speakers is posted below. Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates, and follow Willamette Writers on Twitter @wilwrite and on Facebook.

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

“Point of View” with Liz Prato

Master Point of View: You, Me & Everyone We Know Writers often put more thought into the title of their story than choosing their point of view. But Liz Prato, author of Baby’s on Fire, knows that POV controls the intimacy, breadth and depth of our stories. On December 6th, Liz Prato will join Willamette Writers…

“Unlock your Creativity” with Eric witchey

Are you unsatisfied with how long it takes you to edit a chapter? Do you have trouble meeting deadlines, or polishing your work to perfection? Join us at the Old Church this November 1st for a creativity discussion with award-winning author Eric Witchey. Creativity Unlocked Every writer has a production pace at which they are…

Join FiLMLaB At Canby Film Fest!

Do you ever wonder what our FiLMLaB alums have been up to, the writers, directors and actors? Well, one of them, 2014 winning writer Jon Dragt, has been busy in Canby, Oregon, volunteering on the board of directors for the Canby Public Library Foundation. A Willamette Writers member, Jon is helping to organize programs for…

“Marketing Makeover: A Creative Approach to Book Promotion” with Kristina McMorris

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at the Historic Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers hosts New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristina McMorris who will present “Marketing Makeover: A Creative Approach to Book Promotion”. Join us! “Marketing Makeover: A Creative Approach to Book Promotion” Join New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristina McMorris to learn…

Want to Get Published? How To! (And How Not To!)

On Tuesday, July 5th, join the Portland member meeting at The Old Church, in downtown Portland and learn from Tod Davies, editorial director of indie Exterminating Angel Press and author herself, to discover the FIVE ways to avoid rejection…and the FIVE ways to make sure you are rejected!. Want to Get Published? How To! (And How…

The Secondary “I” in Creative Nonfiction

  On Tuesday, June 7th, the Portland member meeting will be held in the Copeland Room at TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215. According to Portland author Natalie Serber, whether you’re writing memoir or personal essay, we strive to make something beautiful from our experiences.  In telling our stories we reach for those…

The Notion of Audience, with Playwright Kira Obolensky

Playwright Kira Obolensky visits the Willamette Writers Portland membership meeting to talk about the notion of audience. In this presentation, Kira will talk about her work with the theater and share her observations on how letting the audience into her imagination as she writes has dramatically changed her work.