Willamette Writers

Oregon Book Awards Offers Fellowships to Writers

The Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships program promotes, support and celebrates Oregon’s writers. Guidelines and applications for the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowships, including the newly established Writers of Color Fellowship, are now online at http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/oba-home/fellowships/ As part of the application for an Oregon Literary Fellowship, writers can also choose to be considered for the Writers of…

Samantha Waltz on OPB’s Think Out Loud

Tune to “Think Out Loud,” Oregon Public Radio Friday May 8th about 12:30 to 12:40 to hear Allison Frost interview Samantha Waltz joined by Gigi Rosenberg and James Bernard Frost discussing Blended: Writers On The Stepfamily Experience.

Ten Words To Keep In Mind For A Writer’s Conference

Agent Chip MacGregor

by Chip MacGregor As you begin preparing for this year’s Willamette Writers Conference, I’d like to suggest you keep ten words in mind… • READ. Don’t just show up and wonder who the speakers are. Read the blog of the keynote speakers. Read the books of the workshop teachers. That way, when you get to…

First guest of Eastern Oregon University Reading Series

Member Evan Morgan Williams, award-winning fiction writer, is the first guest of the Ars Poetica Reading Series at Eastern Oregon University. The reading will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 22. Williams will share selections from his latest collection of short stories, “Thorn,” which won the 2014 G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for short fiction. Williams’ stories…

Native Oregonian Janet Fisher sells historical novel

Congratulations to member Janet Fisher on the sale of her second book,The Shifting Winds, a historical novel of early Oregon, slated for release next April. Her agent Rita Rosenkranz closed the deal with Globe Pequot Press/TwoDot, publisher of Janet’s first book, a biographical history A Place of Her Own. The new novel portrays reluctant pioneer Jennie Haviland, a…

Buzz for Member H.W. “Buzz” Bernard

H. W. “Buzz” Bernard is one of the featured interviewees in this month’s edition of The Big Thrill, International Thriller Writers online magazine. “Bernard delivers a thriller that will tumble over you like an avalanche,” the magazine writes of Bernard’s latest novel, BLIZZARD. Bernard is a best-selling, award-winning novelist. His debut novel, Eyewall, which one reviewer called a “perfect summer read,”…

Kay Snow Writing Contest Open!

Submit your work to our Kay Snow Writing Contest. Deadline April 25. Categories: The Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry The Roland Smith Award for YA and Middle Grade Fiction Nonfiction Award Fiction Award Student Awards (Grades 1-5, 6-8, 9-12) In addition to cash prizes, winners will be listed on the Willamette Writers website, are honored at our August Willamette Writers Conference Awards Gala,…

Get The Most Out of Your Book Event

Authors sometimes don’t do all they can do to get the most out of their book events. A small turnout can feel discouraging, but in fact, small readings are a great opportunity to connect personally to convert readers into loyal fans. Mary Bisbee-Beek offers her wisdom and knowledge for our members to help get the…