2014-2015 Meeting Schedule & Speaker Series

All Eugene meetings are on the first Thursday of the month (except January 2015, which meets the 2nd Thursday)


4 September 2014

  • activity: What We Learned at the WWC14
  • talk: Nina Kiriki Hoffman

2 October 2014

  • activity: Plotting Questions to Ask Yourself while Planning Your Current Book
  • talk: Jimmy Edgeworth

6 November 2014

  • activity: Learn about NaNoWriMo (not an official NaNoWriMo event)
  • talk: Cidney Swanson “Making Sense of POV in the Middle Grade and YA Novel”

December 2014–no meeting


8 January 2015 (2nd Thursday!)

  • activity: Writing Group Speed Dating
  • talk: Ron Burley “The Business of Writing”

5 February 2015

  • activity: Acknowledge Last Year’s Writing Accomplishments & Set Writing Goals for 2015
  • talk: Cai Emmons

5 March 2015

  • activity: fifteen minutes of ???
  • talk: Nora Profit “Little Known Writing Blunders That Could End You Up in the Writing Slush Pile”

2April 2015

  • activity: What We Learned at the Wordcrafters Conference
  • talk: Elizabeth Engstrom

7 May 2015

  • Author Panel: Kids, Career, & Chaos – How Writers Get Writing Done

June 4, 2015

  • 2nd Annual Authors Gala–writers and their readings


About Our Monthly Mid-Valley Chapter Meetings & Speaker Series

Meeting Date & Schedule

  • First Thursday of the month (unless it conflicts with a holiday, usually Sept. and/or Jan.) from September-May. No meetings in December, July or August.
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Activity, Social ,and Refreshments
  • 7:00-7:15 p.m., News, Upcoming Events, and Member Announcements
  • 7:15-8:30 p.m., Speaker
  • 8:30 p.m., Drawing for Free Gift
  • 8:30-9:00 p.m., Questions and Book Signing


Chapters meetings are free to members of Willamette Writers and full-time college students, suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Meeting Location

Unless noted otherwise, all meetings are held at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene, OR 97405 (location and directions)