Orit Ofri

Orit Ofri helps small businesses, professionals, and writers get started with their online presence and discover the strategy that fits them, their audience, and their market. She’s an award winning business writer who also writes middle-grade humor. Orit creates the programs for the Salem and Corvallis Chapters. She also manages the websites and Facebook pages for these chapters. Visit www.OritOfri.com for more.

Celebrate Our Parks in Poetry – Submit Poems and Join Timberline Review’s Reading in Corvallis

Timberline Review Summer-Fall 2015

Willamette Writers poets and other local poets are invited to participate in the exhibit, Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks at OSU LaSells Center Gallery. The exhibit begins on August 24th and the opening reception, on August 28th, will include readings from authors featured in the Willamette Writers new Timberline Review. Interested poets…

Member Announcement: Uncorked: An Evening of Memoirs, Music, and Merlot at Grass Roots

On June 10, 6-8 p.m., Valerie Willman, Kelly Kittel, and Melissa Hart will have a book event at Grass Roots Books and Music in downtown Corvallis with music by Betty and the Boy. The event is titled “Uncorked: An Evening of Memoirs, Music, and Merlot at Grass Roots.” The authors would like to invite you to the event…

Thank you, Susan Kelly – Member’s Notes

Willamette Writers on the River had a fabulous 2-hour workshop with Susan Kelly last Monday evening (April 20th). The following comments are from Willamette Writers member, Martha Miller, in reference to Susan’s presentation: Susan Kelly, a Vancouver, B.C. writer and developmental editor, gave a delightful presentation Monday night to a full house at the Willamette Writers…

Thank you, Susan Jackson Rodgers – Members’ Notes

And once again we’d like to share comments from members who attended our latest meeting. This time we have comments from John Byrne and Nancy Ballard about Susan Jackson Rodgers’ presentation: From John Byrne: “Writers on the River’s February 16 meeting was a great success. Roughly 30 writers enjoyed the presentation by OSU professor Susan…

Member Announcement: Michael Coolen’s essay “What is That Thing?” is being published in The Best Travel Writing

Michael Coolen’s essay “What is That Thing?” from his memoirs “Consonance and Dissonance: the Adventures of a Restless Musician” is being published in “The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World” coming out in mid-March. Congratulations, Michael! Share this with someone you like…FacebookTwitterLinkedinTumblrPinterestStumbleUponRedditDiggBufferemailPrint

A Meetup for Children’s Writers (via SCBWI Oregon) in Corvallis – Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11 am at Imagine Coffee House

Thank you to Ellen Beier for sharing the information of this upcoming event. Topic: “What’s working, what’s not?” Everyone will share something: a favorite writing or publishing tip, a first paragraph, an illustration, or ask a question. Date/time: Sunday, Feb. 8 at 11 am at Imagine Coffee House (53rd St & Philomath Blvd). They have pastries, breakfast…

Member Announcement: C. Lill Ahrens’ true story “A Simple System” is published in the anthology Chance Encounters: Travel Tales From Around the World

C. Lill Ahrens’ true story “A Simple System” is published in the anthology Chance Encounters: Travel Tales From Around the World. Janna Graber, editor. (World Traveler Press, Dec. 2014). The story was first published in The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008 (Travelers Tales), and is an excerpt from Lill’s memoir, Thirty Miles South of North…

Member Book Release: Sex and Soul: A Memoir of Salvation by Author Cristina L. White Released by Letter Pen Press

Author Cristina L. White

Chapter member, Cristina L. White, is pleased to announce that Letter Pen Press has just released her most recent work, Sex and Soul: A Memoir of Salvation. Print and eBook editions are available at Amazon; the paperback is available through your local bookstore. Corvallis-area residents can now find Sex and Soul on the shelf at…

November 17 Talk Update: Orit Ofri will Present “Putting Strategy Behind Your Author Platform”

A serious illness has brought about a program change for this month’s Willamette Writers on the River (WWotR) meeting. This Monday Orit Ofri will present on Author Platform instead of Jana Zvibleman, our scheduled speaker, who is in a Portland hospital.Just this morning we learned that Jana Zvibleman, our scheduled speaker for this coming Monday’s…

FYI: Peter Sears to lead a poetry workshop in Philomath on Oct. 25

The Centennial Celebration of William Stafford continues in Philomath with a free poetry workshop lead by Oregon’s current Poet Laureate, Peter Sears, at 1 p.m. on October 25th. The workshop will be based on the poem of William Stafford, “Ask Me.” Peter will also comment on other poems of Bill’s and will read some of…