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Member News: Michael R. Lane Books Available

Michael R. Lane

Mortal Thoughts and Sandbox by Michael R. Lane As a teenager, Michael R. Lane only wrote when necessary. He had nothing against writing: he was – and is – an avid reader. He simply saw no need to write outside of satisfying his academic requirements. That was before he spent time with poetry. Poetry became his first creative…

Member News: Stephen John Walker Book Release

Stephen John Walker, an award-winning author and former Green Beret,announces the release of his newest book, Hotel San Blas: A Caribbean Quest. About the Book This is a story about a primitive three-room hotel resting atop a coral island on the north coast of Panama—no electricity, no running water, no telephone, and guests must bring their own…

Member News: Linda Atwell Book Release on September 26, 2017

Linda Atwell

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Oregon author Linda Atwell to read from her memoir, Loving Lindsey, on September 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. About the Book Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey–a high-functioning young adult with intellectual disabilities–have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a…

Chapter Meetings – September 2017

Our chapter meetings will help you keep your writing goals — and maybe create new ones! If you’ve never been to a meeting, click the links below for full details. Here is what’s coming around the state in September. Portland: Landscape of Our Lives with Jenny Forrester Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, 6:30-8:10 p.m. at the…

Member News: Johnny Scotch Book Release Celebration August 17

Books, comics, music, and more! Come celebrate the launch of “Danger in Bass Clef”, John Dover‘s debut novella in the Johnny Scotch world of Bridge City. Join John at the Starday Tavern, 6517 SE Foster Rd, Portland from 5 PM-8 PM, Aug 17th. “Johnny Scotch never thought that when he met Cass months back, she…

The Results are IN: Announcing Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of Willamette Writers Kay Snow annual writing contest The Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry Judge: Paulann Petersen First Place: “Starlings” by Danelle Lejeune of Hinesville, Georgia Second Place: “End Times: One Life” by Anne Richardson of Lake Oswego, Oregon Third Place: “Seven Mourning Doves” by Gwendolyn Morgan of Vancouver,…

Writing Through the Tough Times by Julie Fast

All writers come to a point where it feels impossible to write another word. This happened to me with one month left before I had to turn in the manuscript for my first book. I felt overwhelmed with the idea of making the book perfect. All of it had to flow. It had to be…

Willamette Writers 2017 Annual Award Winners – Come See Them at the Conference

Please join us in congratulating our Annual Award winners for 2017 and come meet them at the conference! Joining us as our Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Christopher Moore the hilariously provocative author of many fantastic novels including: Lamb, Practical Demonkeeping, Fluke and the upcoming Noir. The Philadelphia Inquirer raved, “Moore’s storytelling style is reminiscent of…

2017 Timberline Prize Awarded to Geronimo Tagatac

2017 Timberline Prize Awarded to Geronimo Tagatac In August 2015, Willamette Writers’s literary journal, The Timberline Review launched its first issue at the Willamette Writers Conference. To acknowledge an exceptional piece of writing from that first issue, the editors created “The Timberline Prize” and awarded it to Michigan writer Robert Vivian, for his dervish essay, Read to You.…