About Us

The Willamette Writers Conference… just  one of the many programs within the larger Willamette Writers organization.

Our upcoming 2019 conference marks the 50th consecutive year Willamette Writers has hosted one of the largest and most-beloved writing conferences in North America. We have worked tirelessly to reach our golden anniversary, providing a wide array of opportunities for writers to build their craft, meet successful professionals, and become part of a dynamic group of writers from all walks of life.

Willamette Writers Organization

Willamette Writers is the largest writers organization in the Pacific Northwest. Writers working in all genres and at all stages of their careers attend our meetings, annual conference, workshops, and other events to connect with their community, hone their craft, and advance their careers.

The Willamette Writers organization was founded in 1969 by Kay Snow, a Portland area writer. Her goal was to bring published and unpublished writers together in an environment of mutual help and support. It has been our mission over the last half-century to fulfill Kay’s vision by fostering a creative environment and support system for professional and aspiring writers alike.

Willamette Writers is based in Portland, OR with an administrative office in West Linn. The organization has chapters in Southern OregonMid-ValleySalemCorvallis, and on the Oregon Coast.

Willamette Writers offers extensive programming, including our annual writers conference, and offers its members a number of benefits.

Contact Us

Learn more about us on our  website.

If you have questions about Willamette Writers, please contact us at:

Willamette Writers
5331 SW Macadam Ave., Suite 258, PMB 215
Portland, OR 97239

Conference Planning

If you have questions about the conference specifically, please contact the conference chair at:


Conference Hotel

If you have questions related to the conference hotel, please contact the Sheraton at:

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 Northeast Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 281-2500
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7163