Willamette Writers

Jennifer Fulford on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

Point Hope, by Kristen James

Volunteering: A Success Story Many great things come out of volunteering at the Willamette Writers Conference. New friends are made, new contacts are gained. For volunteer Jennifer Fulford, the benefits didn’t end there. A third-year volunteer, Jennifer found that volunteering gave her a new level of understanding about herself and her career as a writer.…

Natalie Wood on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

The Bird Natalie Wood has volunteered at the Willamette Writers Conference for the past two years. Her best volunteer story? “The man with a giant tropical bird,” she said. “I remembered he created quite a stir.” While the man with the giant tropical bird highlights the diverseness of attendees, Natalie’s own experiences highlight the diverse…

Judith Works’ Blog and Book Trailer

Member Judith Works’ blog features travel stories with many about Rome, the setting for both her novel City of Illusions and her memoir, Coins in the Fountain. Her blog can be found at www.aLittleLightExercise.blogspot.com. Check out the book trailer for City of Illusions on YouTube.

Author Road Interview: Lawson Inada

Oregon Poet Laureate 2006 – 2010 Poet Lawson Inada, Oregon’s 5th poet laureate, proceeded Oregon’s current poet laureate, Paulann Peterson. Lawson is a Sensei, born in Fresno, California in 1938, and 4 years later he and his family were confined to concentration camps until the end of World War II. After the war and following…

Authors Road Interview: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was arguably one of America’s greatest writers and author who won almost every literary award available, including the Nobel Prize for Literature. As fellow authors, we can tell you that Steinbeck’s writing drives us nuts because it’s so damn good. In a basement office crowded with Steinbeck photos and memorabilia, Herb Behrens shares…

Authors Road Interview: Jack London

Let us re-introduce you to a dynamic writer, listed by Writers Digest as one of the 20th Century’s 100 Most Influential Writers. Oyster pirate, boy socialist, self-educated, adventurer, gold prospector, seal hunter, novelist, and the world’s first millionaire artist, Jack London’s brief but brilliant and tumultuous life is legendary, and he’s been an inspiration to…

Authors Road Interview: Mark Twain

Oh, how we wish it actually was an interview with the man himself. But that’s okay. Authors Road obviously couldn’t interview Mark Twain—his schedule simply won’t permit it nowadays—but they were able to talk instead with Robert H. Hirst, General Editor of the Mark Twain Papers & Project. Watch this Authors Road interview: Robert H. Hirst…

Tom Robbins interview

“My goal has been to twine ideas and images into big subversive pretzels of life, death and goofiness on the chance they might help keep the world lively and give it the flexibility to endure.” Tom Robbins. The best-selling Washington author has been called both one of the “Top 100 Writers of the 20th Century”…