Willamette Writers

Willamette Writers Authors Sign Books at The Portland Book Festival

Willamette Writers at Portland Book Festival

by Ari Mathae Willamette Writers, the Portland literary community, and book lovers near and far will meet again Saturday 10, 2018, for the largest celebration of books in the Pacific Northwest: The Portland Book Festival. The event starts at 9 A.M. at the Portland Art Museum and continues there and at other neighboring venues in the…

Member News: Non-Fiction Book of the Year- The Writer’s Crucible

The Writer’s Crucible by author and psychotherapist, Philip Kenney was named as a finalist for non-fiction book of the year by the Red City Review out of Brooklyn, New York. The Writer’s Crucible provides a detailed map for navigating the turbulent emotional waters of a creative life. Writers will come to understand the psychology of…

Member News: Jean Elaine Bennett Memorial

Jean Elaine Bennett, a Willamette Writer, and Kay Snow winner, recently passed away. Her family invites you to join them for a memorial service. Saturday, November 17, 2018 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 822 Washington St Oregon City, OR Family Greeting time is from 12:30 – 1 pm. Coffee and Finger Foods will be served Memorial…

Member News: Cai Emmons’s WEATHER WOMAN (novel) out now

Cai Emmons’s new novel WEATHER WOMAN is now out. A realistic story with a touch of fantasy, it narrates the story of a meteorologist who discovers she has the power to change the weather. Once she accepts she has this power, she must decide what to do with it. The book poses questions about science…

Member News: Call for Local Authors & Illustrators

If you are a local author or illustrator interested in securing a table for an Icelandic-themed book fair, check out PDX Jolabokaflod! Applications accepted until November 15, 2018. After an expansion of venue, we’ve got a bit more room for a few more vendors! Please visit page and send your name, book details, contact info,…

Member News: Critique Group Members Invited

Central Portland Critique Group Opportunity: Our Literary Fiction Critique Group seeks 2-3 additional members. We meet monthly; day/time floats according to a best time for all of us, but generally meet mid-week, early evening, take turns hosting in each others’ homes. Prefer members live within 3-4 miles of Downtown Portland. We are serious about writing…

Member News: Call For Submissions-Majestic Eight Ten-Minute Play Festival

The Majestic Playwright’s Lab is now accepting submissions for its second statewide 10-Minute Play Competition: THE MAJESTIC EIGHT. Submission Start Date: November 1, 2018 Submission Deadline: December 15, 2018 No submissions will be accepted before November 1, 2018. Open only to Oregon residents and students registered at Oregon colleges and universities. Only the first 100…

Member News: Reading at Annie Bloom’s

Annie Bloom’s welcomes local feminist horror author Gretchen Van Lente to read from her story collection, She-Thing and Other Righteous Tales. Wear your Halloween costume to the reading! She-Thing offers fanciful storytelling proof that there is justice for every slight you ever endured, in an assortment of stories set in the parallel universe that resides within and…

Member News: Novel Release

I am excited to announce the release of my novel, Lily’s Home Front, (Moonshine Cove Publishing, LLC) on October 4. The story takes place during World War II and is about a young woman welder on Liberty Ships in Kaiser’s Portland shipyard. About Lily’s Home Front: During World War II, Lily Gordon, a twenty-year-old welder…