Willamette Writers

Halloween Six Word Story Contest 2014

“Seance went wrong. Consult Vatican immediately.” – Rachel Lombard (Grand Prize Winner from 2014!) Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 Halloween Six Word Story Contest! Check back for our Valentine’s Six Word Story Contest coming up in January. Ghosts, goblins, witches, and jack-o-lanterns. Haunted houses, skeletons, and screams. Dig deep into your twisted…

Marjorie Thelen on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

An Independent Volunteer Third-year volunteer Marjorie Thelen struck out on the independent publishing path three years ago after attending the 2011 Willamette Writers Conference. The author of the Deovolante Space Opera series then returned to volunteer at the conference the next two years. Working both in the volunteer room and monitoring workshops, Marjorie found herself…

Anne Hendren on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

Volunteer Room Extraordinaire Third-year volunteer Anne Hendren knows one thing about volunteering: Helping out in the volunteer room is the place to be during the Willamette Writers Conference. “(One of the best things about volunteering) is I am able to spend time with other volunteers in the ‘break room’ and learn more about their work,”…

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…