Willamette Writers

Member News: The book launch of “Dangerous Medicine”

Here ends this engaging gay love story, which begins in 1923 Portland when Dr. Carl Holman meets jazz musician Jimmy Harper in Acquaintance, Book 1. As a young surgeon, Carl Holman experienced the horrors of World War I and the loss of his lover, a fellow officer. Back home after the war, he befriends an…

Member News: Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct.15) please consider these titles by award-winning writer Patricia Santos Marcantonio featuring Hispanic stories, culture and characters. VERDICT IN THE DESERT – Murder and prejudice in an Arizona town. RED RIDIN’ IN THE HOOD – Familiar fairy tales retold with Latino flavor. An award-winner. THE WEEPING WOMAN…

Member News: Patricia L. Brooks Pens Third Memoir

Sick as My Secrets, the third memoir, of award-winning author Patricia L. Brooks, is a powerful, compassionate, moving memoir told by a strong and honest woman who overcame a desperate need for alcohol to handle stress in her young life. Patricia, immensely proud of her thirty-five years of sobriety, openly and lovingly reveals her compelling…

Feminist Bicycle Book Celebration

Help us celebrate the release of Bikes Not Rockets and True Trans Bike Rebel on November 6! We’ll be hosting a reading at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library starting at 6:30 p.m. Come meet the contributors, hear them speak, and get your book and zine signed! The venue is wheelchair accessible and…

Member News: The Butcher

C. J. Cavanaugh is working a routine Lunsford Insurance undercover investigation accompanied by his Homicide Detective girlfriend Destini Pendleton. At the same time, Kylie Preston is out for a night of fun with The Liberated Wives Club, a group of close friends who have not only survived divorce but also thrived in its wake. C.…

Member News: Two New Publications by Rhonda Zimlich

I am thrilled to share two new (brief) memoirs. The first is part of the Brevity Podcast series; this episode is “One-Minute Memoirs” and can be heard here  (https://wp.me/pMFr-3oL) The second comes from the musings of writer Donald Quist in his creation of Past-Ten and can be read here:(https://www.past-ten.com/single-post/RhondaZimlich) For more information about Rhonda Zimlich,…

Member News: Beach Bum by Robert Freedman Published

Congratulations to Robert Freedman on the Release of Beach Bum Beach Bum: A Life in Pieces looks at the many paths and people that go into the making of a life. It is a pessimist’s endorsement of hope and keeping on. In a series of connected personal essays, both humorous and deadly serious, Freedman traces…

Member News: Open to Submissions

A new online literary magazine, focused on women, is looking for submissions for their inaugural launch. “Hot Flash Fiction’s” stories and articles will be by, for, about and/or of interest to women “of a certain age.” HFF will publish fiction and other versions of the truth—so lots of room for interpretation. They hope to find…

Member News: Majestic Eight Ten-Minute Play Festival

The Majestic Playwrght’s Lab will soon be accepting submissions for its second statewide Majestic Eight Ten-Minute Play Festival. The eight finalists will have their work presented at the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis on April 20, 2019. ● The competition is open to all Oregon residents and students registered at Oregon universities and colleges. ● There…