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 on the third Monday of each month except for December and August.
The Vancouver Chapter is currently meeting online.
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 loves books. When she was a kid, she’d spend her entire weekly allowance on books at a beloved downtown Portland used bookstore.
She now has over 3,500 books in her bookcase-lined office. She especially loves her Oregon history books. Even though her office is at capacity, she can always find space for one more book.
Kathleen has traveled all around her home state of Oregon, and she loves small towns. After writing two books on Oregon history (published by Oregon State University Press), she was inspired to write a cozy mystery series set in an Oregon small-town bookstore.
For the past 20 years, Kathleen has researched strong, inspirational women. It’s no surprise then that her cozy mysteries feature a strong woman as the sleuth.
When she’s not reading or writing books, she’s either visiting small towns in Oregon or exercising. She loves dumbbells and works out in her garage. All this exercise serves her long-term goal for when she’s 95 years old, she wants the doctor to look at her biceps and rethink his or her assumptions about senior fitness.
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.