Gail Pasternack

As Vice President and Secretary of Willamette Writers, Gail Pasternack is a member of the Executive Committee and helps run the daily affairs of Willamette Writers. She also records the minutes for all board meetings and the annual member meeting and chairs the Governance Committee. Gail is a writer, photographer, blogger, educator, foodie, and tango dancer. Contact her.

New Opportunity at Conference: Author Headshots

For the first time ever, the 2017 Willamette Writers Conference will have a professional photographer at the conference to take author headshots. A limited number of slots will be offered Friday and Saturday afternoon, so book your slot before they are all taken. Why Do Author’s Need Headshots? Last year’s conference keynote speaker Jane Friedman…

Books for Kids Touches the Lives of Children in Need

Books for Kids logo - a program from Willamette Writers that delivers books to children

Willamette Writers’ Books for Kids program in partnership with Clackamas Barnes & Noble collected 3,541 new books and raised $1269.24 to purchase books for children in need. Thank you Barnes & Noble and all of the book-loving Willamette Writers supporters who helped us accomplish this feat! Barnes & Noble’s Holiday Book Fair and Book Drive…

Willamette Writers Conference Returning Faculty (Pt. Two)

Willamette Writers Conference Returning Faculty

Long time Willamette Writers member, author Anthony St. Clair has attended our conferences for years. In fact, I first met Anthony at the 2010 Willamette Writers Conference. He has many favorite returning faculty, and was kind enough to tell me about four of them: Susan DeFrieitas, William Hertling, Luke Ryan, and Eric Witchey. Discovering Core Character…

Willamette Writers Conference Returning Faculty (Pt. One)

Willamette Writers Conference Returning Faculty

With over sixty faculty members, the 2016 Willamette Writers Conference will offer workshops from the most varied group of instructors ever. They represent the many faces of writing from poetry to prose, fiction to nonfiction, and the art of writing to the business. This extraordinary list of presenters includes well-loved veteran instructors, newbies, and guest…

FiLMLaB Premier

FiLMLab’s Script­-to-­Screen Contest awards its winners with the production of their script into shorts with the aid of professional directors and actors. With the deadline for the contest coming tonight (Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PT) we’re getting excited about the winner’s premier at the Annual Willamette Writers Conference. The past few years have blown us…

Holiday Book Fair a Success!

Thank you everyone who helped make the Willamette Writers Holiday Book Fair such a success! We had a blast and raised money for a great cause. Special thanks goes out to the Barnes and Noble at Clackamas Town Center for providing us with this fundraising opportunity and to each and every author who participated in…

Fantastic Holiday Book Fair Schedule

For three nights, from December 2nd to December 4th, Willamette Writers will host events for all book lovers with author readings, book signings, and free workshops in honor of the Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Clackamas Town Center. Join us as we celebrate writing with Heidi Schulz, Paige McKenzie, Tina Connolly, Phil…

50th Anniversary Gala

After a half century of supporting aspiring and published writers, it’s time to party! Join Willamette Writers on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 7:00 PM for our 50th Anniversary Gala. We’ll have a “moveable feast” of Portland-style cuisine with opportunities to mingle and carouse with our honorees, including guest of honor and winner of this…