Willamette Writers

Member News: Michael Niemann New Book Released

Illegal Holdings by Michael Niemann

UN fraud investigator Valentin Vermeulen is on assignment in Maputo, Mozambique. His ho-hum task is to see if Global Alternatives is spending UN money the way they promised. The nonprofit was set up by hedge fund mogul Vincent Portallis to revolutionize development aid. The only upside for Vermeulen is the prospect of seeing his lover…

Member News: Nancy Lane story chosen for anthology

Nancy Lane story chosen for anthology

Congratulations, Nancy Lane of Beaverton, who joins 53 other short story writers from around the world in the recently published anthology, “The Best of Fiction on the Web.” Nancy’s story, “The Bird on Silver Strand,” set in the early days of the movie industry, assembles a cast of hopefuls and pretenders to celebrate July Fourth…

Randall Jahnson and FiLMLaB Screenwriting Workshop

Randall Jahnson Screenwriting workshop

Screenwriting Workshop Willamette Writers and FiLMLaB invite you to join us for an online screenwriting workshop with Randall Jahnson. Details Date: Saturday, April 21st Time: 12-2PM Cost: Free Open to the public This is an online workshop Click here to register. About Randall Jahnson Randall Jahnson has written more than 20 feature-length screenplays. Not all…

Member News: The Ramadan Drummer

A child is wounded, a teenage girl goes missing… Randolph Splitter’s new novel, The Ramadan Drummer, a literary mystery about clashing values and the search for connection in a multicultural world, has just been published by Pandamoon Publishing. About Randolph Splitter Splitter graduated from Hamilton College, earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of California,…

Member News: World Premiere of Trans-Formation

Poster for TRANS-formation

World Premiere play about transgender Christine Jorgensen Who was George/Christine Jorgensen? In 1947, after leaving the military, Georgestepped onto a ship and headed to Copenhagen to begin the process of transitioning from male to female. Of course there were others before George to do this; Lili Elbe is well known and documented in the movie…

Help Support Young Writers

What a wonderful year. We started out with our chapter meetings across the state, joined together at our annual conference, and finished the year with a closer — and much larger — community of support and friendship. Every day, Willamette Writers members are developing their craft and expanding their careers. Today, we ask you to…

Share your Thanksgiving stories with us!

Happy Thanksgiving, Willamette Writers! Every year, we gather around the dining room table to eat delicious food and share stories with our family and friends. These stories matter; they sustain us when we are apart and connect us to each other across the miles. Today, let’s share our stories of joy and thankfulness. Let’s move…

FiLMLaB Adds Showrunner for its Web Series Project: FiLMLaB.tv

Willamette Writers and FiLMLaB are thrilled to announce that veteran network television writer and producer F.J. Pratt has agreed to helm this year’s program, an Episodic Storytelling LaB: FiLMLaB.tv! About FiLMLaB.tv Showrunner F.J. Pratt F.J. Pratt has been a television comedy writer for twenty-five years, starting on the writing staff for network shows including “Frasier,”…

Member News: Kaylin McFarren Book Release

Kaylin McFarren new novel Twisted Threads

Kaylin McFarren announces the release of her new book, Twisted Threads: Kaylin McFarren taps into her personal experiences, world travel and her inner voices to create Twisted Threads, the latest thriller in her trendy Threads series. This character-driven story, set aboard a cruise ship heading towards the Caribbean Islands, is sure to exhilarate and excite fans of…