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Member News: Cynthia Pappas Published homespun

Cynthia Pappas Published homespun

Cynthia Pappas has published “homespun”, a collection of essays about the simple fabric of life, including gardening, parenting, sewing, empty-nesting, friendship and learning to farm. “Pappas’ stories will warm your heart… make you laugh and cry, and leave you wondering how one person can have the zest and courage to delve so deeply into so…

Member News: DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell Released

DEBRIEFING THE DEAD by Kerry Blaisdell Available May 7, 2018 from The Wild Rose Press (bit.ly/DebriefingTheDead)! “Hyacinth Finch has got one foot in the grave, the other kicking ass.” The Dead Series Book 1 The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young…

Our 2018 Willamette Writers Annual Award Winners! We are pleased to congratulate our 2018 award winners, Chelsea Cain, Gayle Brandeis, and Ellen Urbani! Chelsea Cain has been awarded the “Distinguished NW Writer” award, Gayle Brandeis will receive the “Multi-Genre Maverick Writer” award, and Ellen Urbani will be presented the “New and Notable Writer” award. Chelsea…

Member News: Philip Kenney releases new book

Portland Psychotherapist and Author Philip Kenney announces the release of The Writer’s Crucible: Meditations on: Emotion, Being and Creativity Congratulations to Philip Kenney on the release of his new book. Here is his announcement: Flannery O’Connor once said, “Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth…

Member News: Nancy Lane story chosen for anthology

Nancy Lane story chosen for anthology

Congratulations, Nancy Lane of Beaverton, who joins 53 other short story writers from around the world in the recently published anthology, “The Best of Fiction on the Web.” Nancy’s story, “The Bird on Silver Strand,” set in the early days of the movie industry, assembles a cast of hopefuls and pretenders to celebrate July Fourth…

Experiences at The Willamette Writers Conference

conference experience

“A writers conference can be an empowering and uplifting experience,” according to Scott Myers, a producer, writer, and assistant director. Myers presented at the Willamette Writers Conference this year, and said it was a “special experience.” He explains on his website about his conference experience that he met so many writers and old friends, and his classes were packed. His…

Storytelling with Val Mallinson

Come see Val Mallinson as a featured storyteller in the 12th Annual Art of the Story Festival. Val will be doing two ½-hour tales: My 15-Minutes of Fame on Thursday, April 7th, 7 pm, at the Tualatin Library Daring Dachshund Adventure Tales on Saturday, April 9th, 11 am, at the Aloha Library Annex. It’ll be a…

Revise with Jill Kelly | Writing Tips and Tricks

Jill Kelly

Willamette Writer member and writing instructor Jill Kelly knows how to revise. An award-winning author and editor and a former professor of grammar and literature, she’s helped hundreds of writers move their work to excellence. This month, she’ll be leading two Willamette Writer workshops in Salem. To get us started on the road to revision, she’s…