Our Vancouver Chapter
Vancouver Chapter meetings are normally held the third Monday of each month at The Quarry Senior Living Center in Vancouver. No meetings in December, or in August when we head to 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.
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About the Meetings
The Vancouver Chapter holds monthly meetings for writers in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Members from other chapters are always welcome as are writers new to Willamette Writers.
Unless otherwise stated…
The Vancouver Chapter meets from 6:00 – 7:30PM on the third Monday of each month except for December and August.
Meetings are held at at The Quarry Senior Living Center in Vancouver. All are welcome.
415 SE 177th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683
- 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Socializing
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Program
Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. Nonmembers are invited to offer a donation of $5. None will be turned away.
Thank you for your support!
Would you like to be a speaker?
We are always looking for new speakers from around the region and around the country. Do you have a topic of interest to present to writers in our region? Email us with your suggestions.
The Chapter Chair
The Vancouver Chapter is run by a chair who creates a program to fit the needs and interests of the Willamette Writers members from the Vancouver area.
Kathleen Colvin gets courage from Amelia Earhart, determination from Jane Austen, and perseverance from Cleopatra. Colvin wrote two Oregon history books published by an academic press. While researching these works, she became disgruntled with the marginalization of women. For the past 20 years, she’s researched strong women in history. She wrote her first historical novel, “Marc Antony’s Best Wife,” about an inspiring woman who fought the entire Roman establishment to protect her children. She is currently writing a novel depicting Cleopatra in a new light. In addition to traveling internationally numerous times for research, Colvin has a personal library of over 800 scholarly books on ancient history. She has been part of the speakers’ bureau of the Oregon Council of the Humanities.
Colvin believes that our path today has already been forged by other strong women. She blogs weekly about these inspirational women on her website www.KathleenColvin.com.
Connect with the Chapter
We think writers are awesome!
- Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from the Vancouver area, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker. All writers 18 and older welcome. Join us!
- Follow Willamette Writers on Twitter , and on Facebook where you can subscribe to our events.
- Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates
- Join our chapter’s mailing list to receive updates by email.
- Find a local critique/writers group or announce your own.
- Visit our contact page if you have a specific inquiry or something you’d like to share with the chapter co-chairs.
Volunteer with the Chapter
Are you a local writer and want to be more involved with the Portland Chapter? Volunteer!
How would you like to be involved? Get in touch and let us know how you’d like help.