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Portland Young Willamette Writers: Meeting with Lee Fodi

At our Portland Young Willamette Writers March meeting, Lee Fodi will join us via Skype to talk about creating believable worlds in our fiction writing. Lee was a huge hit at last year’s conference, and the YWW’s couldn’t wait to bring him back for more. Lee Edward Födi is an author, illustrator, and educator—or, as…

YWW Portland — Hang out!

Every December, the Young Willamette Writers take some time to get to know each other better. We kick back, eat snacks, sometimes share our work and sometimes write to fun prompts. It’s a great opportunity to bring a friend and make a friend. After all, how often do writers get a chance to hang out…

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 Prepare for New Year

YWW’s at the Conference The Young Willamette Writers closed out the summer spectacularly when six members spent a day at the Willamette Writers Conference on August 12. They attended four workshops ranging from world-building in science fiction and fantasy, to creating characters with memorable internal conflict. They had informal across-the-table conversations with four fantastic VIP’s…

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…

Author April Henry – On Receiving the 2015 Oregon Book Award

On May 5, Henry will talk about writing with aspiring writers in grades 5 to 10 at the monthly Young Willamette Writers meeting. Agent Chip MacGregor and author Leslie Gould will speak to adult writers in the main hall. Join us for this special evening, including book signings and a kickoff to the August Willamette Writers conference. New…