Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading Summer 2016


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WWotR (Willamette Writers on the River) is the Corvallis Chapter of Willamette Writers, the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest in the United States.

You wrote it… You sweated over it… Now read it aloud at Willamette Writers on the River’s Quarterly Reading!

You wrote it… You sweated over it…

Monday, June 20, 2016

6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15)

First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall

Corvallis, OR

Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance

Sign up to read your own work to a live audience!

Reading your work (be it poetry, prose, fiction or nonfiction) in front of others is an important aspect of the writing life. At the WWotR Quarterly Reading anyone can participate, you simply sign up at the event. These events tend to fill up, so if you want to read, it’s a good idea to get there as soon after 6:15 PM as possible. The number of readers is limited. First to sign up is first to read. Each person gets 7 minutes. No graphic violence, sex, or hate speech. Please tell the audience if your piece is fiction or nonfiction, and if it is part of a longer piece or a whole piece.

Open to Everyone

Most of our meetings require a small admission fee, but these quarterly readings are free and open to everyone!

Remember, this is an opportunity to read your written work. It is not meant to be an interactive forum or teaching session. A few tips to help make your performance a success:

  • Practice out loud (it really helps!)
  • Time yourself beforehand.
  • Print your reading double-spaced and use a large, clear font so it is easy to read.
  • Speak clearly.
  • Shine!

And of course an audience is also needed. So if you don’t want to read, please come hear some talented writers present their work.

This program is not endorsed or sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church


Future Events at WWotR:

  • July 18, 2016  – “Exclusive: The Secret Power of Chronology Revealed!” with Lill Ahrens
  • August 15, 2016  Cancelled (the Willamette Writers Conference is in Portland on August 12-14. For more information, go to http://willamettewriters.org/wwcon/)
  • Save the Date!!  September 17, 2016 is our Fall Workshop. Susan Kelly is returning to discuss dialogue.

Connect with WWotR

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from the Corvallis area, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker.
  • Like our Facebook Page to keep in touch.
  • Explore our blog and subscribe to it to receive notifications of new posts about local events and opportunities by email.
  • Join our mailing list to learn what’s coming up next for the chapter.
  • Find a local critique group or announce your group.
  • Contact us privately if you have a specific inquiry or an announcement to share with the chapter.

Members from other chapters welcome!

WWotR’s Monthly Meetings

Unless otherwise stated…

Meeting Time

Third Monday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Except for January when we meet on the Tuesday following Martin Luther King Day.

Meeting Place

Dennis Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis, OR 97333 (enter Dennis Hall at 9th & Monroe)

Meeting Format

  • 6:30-6:45 – Networking & social time
  • 6:45-8:15 – WotR News and Announcements followed by the Program
  • 8:15-8:30 – Networking & Speaker’s Book Sales


The meeting is free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time students. Guests of Willamette Writers members pay $5. Non-members pay $10 to attend. Our quarterly readings (March, June, September, and December) are free and open to the public. No one is turned away.

WWotR is a part of Willamette Writers

Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers’ organizations in the United States. It is a non-profit, tax-exempt Oregon corporation led by volunteers. Elected officials and directors administer an active program of monthly meetings, special seminars, workshops and conferences. Continuing with established programs and starting new ones is only made possible by strong volunteer support. Members continually explore other ways to interact in the literary community. For more information on Willamette Writers, its annual conference, and membership, visit www.willamettewriters.com Google+