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Networking at the Willamette Writers Conference

By John R. Worsley Networking is a dreaded word for many of us, especially introverts, and particularly for in-person events.  Networking online is its own world, and generally easier for introverts since we can usually choose when to interact and when not to, so we’ll focus on in-person networking here – but there’s plenty of carryover.…

Writing Advice from Willamette Writers

By Rebekah Postupak In June, the Vancouver Willamette Writers chapter met online to share favorite writing books, conference tips, and goals for the summer. We’ve compiled those terrific ideas to share with the rest of Willamette Writers. Some of these books and ideas are likely very familiar to you, but we hope you find a…

Online Willamette Writers Conference

Wondering about the Online Willamette Writers Conference? It’s true! We are both online and in-person this year. Today, let’s take a look at what you’ll find at the online conference. At our online conference, you have the opportunity to pitch agents, sit down with managers, and participate in critiques. You will also have access to…

Willamette Writers Annual Membership Meeting

We welcome members to join us at our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time. Members will be sent a link in their email to participate in this meeting (via Zoom, as authorized by the Board of Directors). Members will be invited to vote on the slate of…

2022 Willamette Writers Conference Master Classes

In-Person and Online Master Classes This year, Willamette Writers is offering both in-person and online Master Classes before the 2022 Willamette Writers Conference. You can find out more and register for our 2022 Willamette Writers Conference Master Classes at our Conference Registration. Here is who you’ll meet at the conference this year! Online 2022 Willamette…

Wilwrite22 Matrix

We are excited you are considering meeting with an industry professional at the Willamette Writers Conference. We have listed their areas of interest below, but please make sure to do your own research to see if they represent your specific genre, as these details below are constantly changing and may not reflect current interests. You…

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.…

A Conversation with Author William Kenower

By Tessa Barone If you’ve ever wondered whether you’ve got what it takes to do what you love, William Kenower has an answer for you. You do! His newest book, Everyone Has What It Takes, dives into the psychological war against the blank page that many writers find themselves waging. William will be speaking at…

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We are proud to announce the speakers at the 52nd Annual Willamette Writers Conference on July 29 – August 1, 2021!