Kate Ristau

Wilwrite20 Worksheets

Please email the office for any worksheets you cannot find below (like Penny Sansevieri’s). Suzy Vitello Worksheet Sarina Dorie Worksheets Kristine Zeigler – Emergency Funds Kristine Zeigler – Resources List Gigi Rosenberg – Give a Good Reading Gigi Rosenberg – Elevator Pitch Claudia Savage Worksheet One Claudia Savage Worksheet Two Scott Myers Slides Emily Suvada…

Willamette Writers Conference

Literary Agents at the 2020 Willamette Writers Conference Register now for our 2020 Conference, and meet these agents, along with other top notch industry professionals. You can register for a pitch or critique, and share your work with these pros. They are excited to hear from you. At the conference, you can join them in…

Cheryl Strayed

We are proud to announce the speakers at the 51st Annual Willamette Writers Conference on July 31 – August 2, 2020!

New Young Willamette Writers Chapter

Young Willamette Writers helps cultivate a love of reading

Our New Young Willamette Writers Chapter at Oregon Youth Authority Happy Holidays! We hope your winter is full of warmth, joy, and words. We are so pleased to announce the launch of our new Young Willamette Writers Chapter at the Oregon Youth Authority in Southern Oregon. We believe this chapter will give young writers a…

Willamette Writers Authors at the Portland Book Festival

Willamette Writers Members Authors at the Portland Book Festival

We are proud to be supporting these Willamette Writers member authors at this year’s Portland Book Festival on November 9th!   9AM-9:30AM  Dede Montgomery  Sue Fagalde Lick  Sharleen Nelson  Tasche Laine  9:30AM-10AM  Kerry Blaisdell  Kay Jennings  Phillip Kenney  Deni Starr  10AM-11AM  Paula Butterfield  Charley  Descoteaux  Marilyn McDonald  Holly Manno  11AM-12PM  Mazarine Treyz  Marilynne Eichinger  Rick George  Jo Sparkes  12PM-1PM  Ruby Lee Cornelius  Holly Manno  Bob Ferguson  Kim Hester  1PM-2PM  Anne Hendren  Jeff Stookey  R. Gregory Noakes  Heather Ames  2PM-3PM  Dawn Prochovnic  Julie  Dawn…

Creating Characters

creating characters

Happy Fall! Have you got your sweater? Your scarf? Your pumpkin-spiced whatever?Then sit down and talk with us about character.  Hemingway said, “When writing a novel, a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.” But how do we do that? That’s the challenge, isn’t it? We loved our classes…

Member News: Happy Hour for Screenwriters

ISA THIRD THURSDAYS PDX kicks off its “fall season” with a bang on September 19thwith guest speaker JONATHAN RAYMOND — author and Emmy-nominated TV/screenwriter (Mildred Pierce, Meek’s Cutoff, Night Moves, First Cow). A truly rare opportunity to hang out with a very special writer and screenwriter — who collaborates often with the fabulous director, Kelly Reichardt. WHEN:…

My Publishing Journey: Thomas J. Sims

Willamette Writers member Thomas J. Sims explained that when he thinks about his publishing journey, it’s impossible to not think of clichés. “It’s been a phenomenal experience,” Sims said. Sims’ book, “On Call in the Arctic,” is based on his experiences working as a doctor in a remote part of Alaska. He knew he needed…

Find Your Industry Professional

2019 Willamette Writers Conference Pitch Professionals We are proud to announce the industry professionals accepting pitches this year at our 50th annual Willamette Writers Conference. You will find a list of all our current industry professionals here. We are welcoming a fantastic group of agents, editors, manager, and producers, and the list will continue to…