Author Cohort

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This year, our Willamette Writers Author Cohort is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Whether you are a brand-new writer or a seasoned veteran, you will get the support you need to bring your work to life.

The cohort offers both in-person and online opportunities this year.

Sign up here:

Full schedule of events below!

If you’ve been wanting to focus in, draft a new novel, or work with a serious, like-minded group, this is your chance. Turn a new page and find your writing community this year.

The full list of activities is below. After you’ve reviewed the schedule, make your pledge to join us this fall. You don’t have to attend every meeting, but by signing up, you are making a commitment to your work this October and November. You are going to do great things, and we are here to help you along the way.

Sign up here to make your pledge to yourself to write more this fall:

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Schedule of Events

Official Kick-Off (Online): October 29 at 7PM.



Author Cohort FAQ

What is a cohort?

A cohort is a small group working together with a focused purpose. In this case, it’s a group of authors and writers working toward meeting a goal in a limited time-frame.

What is a write-in?

A write-in is when authors get together to work on their projects side-by-side. Our write-ins are on Zoom. In most cases, we will follow Eric Witchey’s Parallel Play model of writing for 45 minutes, then chatting for 15 minutes, then writing for 45 minutes again.

Should I join the cohort?

It’s up to you! The cohort will be great if you have the time to dedicate to your goals during the month of November. You do not have to be drafting a new book, but you do have to be open to working hard and getting lots of support.