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Young Willamette Writers End of Year Celebration

What a great year we’ve had! We’ve heard from writers, editors, and agents. We’ve studied picture books and graphic novels. We’ve learned about pitfalls and fight scenes. Now we’ll have an evening to hear from each other! Bring a sample of what you’re working on to share with the group. We love to find out…

Young Willamette Writers Meeting with Rosanne Parry

On November 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. join Young Willamette Writers in Portland for a talk presented by Rosanne Parry. Rosanne will be sharing from her very popular “Seven Deadly Sins” workshop. About Our Speaker – Rosanne Parry Rosanne Parry is the author of 4 award-winning middle grade novels. Her most recent is The Turn of the Tide. She has been…

“Talking” with Kate Ristau at YWW

On October 4, 2016, at 7 p.m. join Young Willamette Writers in Portland for “Talking” with Kate Ristau. A bit of a play on words, as Kate will be talking to the Young Willamette Writers about talking… At our October 4 meeting, Kate will be our featured guest on the topic of crafting dialog. As she puts it, “We talk all…

Young Willamette Writers Gear Up For Conference

On August 12, seven Young Willamette Writers members will attend the Willamette Writers Conference, ready to hit the ground running. These great young writers took the extra step over the last year to join our membership program. They have attended at least four meetings during the last school year, have worked on their skills with…

Thank You, Lisa and Nora Ericson!

Nora and Lisa Ericson joined the Young Willamette Writers at our most recent meeting on May 3, and captivated the group with their description of the unique challenges of writing and illustrating picture books. Dill and Bizzy: And Odd Duck and a Strange Bird is written by Nora and illustrated by her sister, Lisa. The…

We All Love New Ideas

Ideas

Sometimes the well of new ideas runs dry. This is true whether you’ve been writing for a lifetime of 75 years or ten. Last November, I participated in PiBoIdMo. No, not NaNoWriMo. This was Picture Book Idea Month. We were challenged (and helped along the way) to come up with thirty picture book ideas in thirty…

A Dark and Stormy Night With Christy Peterson

On February 2nd, Christy Peterson joins Young Willamette Writers to consider the role a setting serves in a story. Setting in your Story As our featured guest puts it: We do not always think of setting when we think of our favorite books. Setting grounds the reader, contributes to a convincing story, and sometimes even affects the plot…

Portland Meeting Location Change

Hey all you Portland Willamette Writers and Young Willamette Writers! We will NOT be meeting at the Old Church on January 5. Instead, we will be at the Tabor Space at 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215. We will meet in the Copeland Commons room at 7PM. The Young Willamette Writers will be joined by Author Deborah Hopkinson,…

Imagine Past Lives with Deborah Hopkinson and Young Willamette Writers

On Tuesday, January 5, the Young Willamette Writers is happy to host Deborah Hopkinson, author of more than 50 books for young readers. Her latest novel, The Great Trouble, is on this year’s Oregon Battle of the Books list.  She has also written nonfiction, including Titanic: Voices for the Disaster.  Her new books in 2016 include…