Willamette Writers

Member News: Buzz Bernard’s Book “Cascadia” Wins Award

CASCADIA has won the 2018 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) eBook Award in the suspense/thriller category. This makes novelist H. W. “Buzz” Bernard a three-time “Eppie” winner.  His previous two awards were for PLAGUE and SUPERCELL. CASCADIA is set against the the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone and takes place largely in Manzanita, Oregon. Buzz…

Member News: Dorian Graves at Barnes and Noble Eugene

Dorian Graves at Barnes and Noble

“Gender Odyssey in Science Fiction” on June 6th at 6 PM, Eugene Barnes & Noble Speculative fiction author Dorian Graves (WW Member), will join J.S. Fields and Taylor Brooke to discuss gender exploration when writing modern science fiction. Dorian Graves is the author of Bones and Bourbon, their debut novel. J.S. Fields is the author…

Member News: Julie Whipple presents Crash Course

On a cold winter night, a passenger jet with 189 aboard crash landed, out of fuel, in a suburban neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Ten people died. The pilot was blamed and stripped of his career, and a sweeping transformation of flight crew training took place that made United Flight 173 (in)famous worldwide as the model…

Julie Whipple Book Signing at Powells

Julie Whipple will be reading and signing copies of her new book, Crash Course Join Julie Whipple at Powell’s downtown flagship store on West Burnside on Monday, August 20 at 7:30 (http://www.powells.com/book/-9780692070406#product_details) and award-winning audiobook narrator Heather Henderson for a special performance of excerpts from the book. Long-time Portland residents vividly recall the crash of…

Feminist Bicycle Book Celebration

Help us celebrate the release of Bikes Not Rockets and True Trans Bike Rebel on November 6! We’ll be hosting a reading at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library starting at 6:30 p.m. Come meet the contributors, hear them speak, and get your book and zine signed! The venue is wheelchair accessible and…

Heidi Connolly hosting workshop: Writing With Your Authentic Voice

This unique workshop focuses on how to speak your truth specifically through the written word. Through one-on-one and group coaching and compelling tools and techniques, applicable not only to the process of writing and editing but to the living of life itself, you will access and explore the raw, authentic voice that is yours alone. REGISTER…

How To Happily Write A Query Letter

How to Happily write your query

We’re excited that Bill Kenower is a member of the faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writers Conference. Bill is the author of Fearless Writing: How to Create Boldly and Write With Confidence and Write Within Yourself: An Author’s Companion. In a blog he posted this past June, he shares his perspective on how he learned…

Member News: Ruth Q Leibowitz hosts retreat

Masks in the Attic: A half-day urban writing and mask-play retreat Come play and write together on Saturday, August 11 from 1 to 5. We will have at our disposal some powerful, funny, scary, quirky, and beautiful masks for you to choose and try on — in the attic. Each of us will take turns…

HOW TO WIN THE SUBMISSION WAITING GAME

We’re excited that Erick Mertz is a member of the faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writers Conference. Erick is a Portland-based ghostwriter and fiction/memoir manuscript consultant. Over the last five years as a full-time freelancer he has written manuscripts for a variety of clients. In a blog he posted this past December, he shares advice…

Experts Weigh In: 10 Crucial Screenwriting Mistakes

Experts Weigh In: 10 Crucial Screenwriting Mistakes Lee Jessup, a member of our screenwriting faculty at the upcoming Willamette Writer’s Conference and the author of Breaking In: Tales from the Screenwriting Trenches and Getting It Write: An Insider’s Guide To A Screenwriting Career shares how to avoid ten screenwriting mistakes. You can find this post and others…