Author Cohorts

Author Cohort 2022 Join your author cohort this fall! Author cohorts meet online for weekly write-ins, check-ins, and workshops during the month of November. After the cohort, you will be connected with an accountability group to help you continue along your author journey.


Reserve your spot now – $99 for Willamette Writers members, and $129 for guests. Sliding scale available if needed; please help make this program a success by paying what you can and supporting your writing community. Register below, or check out the FAQ at the bottom of the page.


The time is now. If you’ve been wanting to focus in and work on your drafts or editing with a serious, like-minded group, this is your chance.


Turn a new page and find your writing community this year. Register below to join your Author Cohort today!

Schedule of Events

  • Write-ins – Every Sunday and Wednesday, 7-9PM
  • Check-ins – Every Friday morning in November at 9AM
  • Goal-Setting Workshop with Sage Cohen – October 23rd at 2PM
  • Write Faster and Smarter with Michael La Ronn – November 13th at 7PM
  • “What’s Next” Workshop in December
  • Accountability Group – Sundays in January from 7-9PM.

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 sliding scale?

A sliding scale is a variable price for a program depending on the writer’s income or availability of funds. We tell you how much the program costs us, and we work as a group to support the sliding scale. Some writers can pay more, and some pay less. With the support of donations, the program is able to be successful, while also being accessible.

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.