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Heather S. Ransom’s Going Green is a Willamette Writers Success Story

Heather S. Ransom, member of Willamette Writers and a middle school science teacher, is already receiving glowing praise for her debut YA novel, Going Green. Though the novel tackles issues like the debate about GMOs, citizens filming acts of police brutality, and political extremism, it’s also a fun, fast-paced, coming-of-age adventure. Ransom won the Pitch…

Ellen Urbani’s Tips for a Successful Author Reading

Today, we’re bringing you a post from Ellen Urbani who was our closing keynote at the 2016 Willamette Writers Conference. In 2015, Ellen Urbani toured the South with her novel Landfall (Forest Avenue Press, 2015). The tour brought in overflow crowds and pushed Landfall up on the bestseller lists. Upon her return to Portland, Ellen had another successful book event for Landfall,…

Member News: Patricia L. Brooks Participates On Panels at Tucson Festival

Willamette Writers Member, Patricia L. Brooks, an Award-Winning Author, Publishing Consultant and President/Founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers will be speaking on two marketing/public relations panels on Sunday March 12th at the Tucson Festival of Books, University of Arizona Campus. She will also have a booth at the festival for both days, the…

Volunteer with Willamette Writers

We’re committed to helping writers at all levels connect with their communities, hone their craft, and advance their careers. We’d love your help! Volunteer opportunities range from random one-hour assignments to a year-long commitment and are available in different locations, including many at the comfort of your own home.  Interested? Great! Click, learn more, and sign…

Don’t Wait! This Year is the Perfect Time to Become a Mentor

Do you mentor someone? What benefits of mentoring do you most enjoy? Have you ever thought of working with a young person in this way? Today, we’re delighted to share a blog post by long time member Stephanie Raffelock drawing from her experience as a mentor in our Young Willamette Writers program.  Life blessed me with a…

Member News: Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History by Miantae Metcalf McConnell

Willamette Writers member Miantae Metcalf McConnell‘s book Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History was released Sep 20, 2016 and a giveaway for the book is currently available. Emancipated slave, Mary Fields, perseveres to transform the lives of nuns, Indians, homesteaders, and in the process,…