Willamette Writers

Member News: Tallulah Wins 2021 Audience Award

Tallulah film award, Cristina White

Written and directed by Cristina White, the film Tallulah is the Winner of the 2021 Local Film Audience Award at the 10th Annual McMinnville Short Film Festival. Produced by Corvallis Film Lab, Tallulah is about a prim Victorian woman and her shy fiancé. Their courtship is upended by a Puck-like provocateur with a real-estate romance…

New Release: Denied by Mary Keliikoa

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Denied — Releases May 11, 2021, the second book in the Lefty nominated Kelly Pruett Mystery Series. Despite her injuries, PI Kelly Pruett is eager to get back to work. So when a mommy-to-be hires her to locate her estranged dad, Kelly is thankful for the straightforward missing-persons case. But as she rummages through his…

Member News: New Release— Denied

denied - new release mary kellikoa

Denied — Releases May 11, 2021, the second book in the Lefty nominated Kelly Pruett Mystery Series. Despite her injuries, PI Kelly Pruett is eager to get back to work. So when a mommy-to-be hires her to locate her estranged dad, Kelly is thankful for the straightforward missing-persons case. But as she rummages through his…

Book Release — The Plurality Of Entrances

Opening with the epigraph, “What can I make it mean?” from Agon by Harold Bloom, this eclectic collection of poetry asks us to join the author as he explores a wide variety of landscapes, both internal and external. Leigh Zaph, an NYC expat now living on the Oregon coast, draws upon an academic and familial…

Member News: Book Release — The Plurality Of Entrances

Leigh Zaph, The Plurality Of Entrances COver

Opening with the epigraph, “What can I make it mean?” from Agon by Harold Bloom, this eclectic collection of poetry asks us to join the author as he explores a wide variety of landscapes, both internal and external. Leigh Zaph, an NYC expat now living on the Oregon coast, draws upon an academic and familial…

Member News: Call for Submissions!

The writing group Cottage Grove Harpies is accepting submissions for an anthology of South Lane County authors to be published in early 2022. Short stories, poetry, and essays are all welcome. The submission period runs from April 1 through August 15. For submission guidelines, please check the website-under-construction. Please communicate any questions and/or concerns to…

Member News: New Release— In Living Color, poetry by Jan Baross

Award winning novelist Jan Baross has gathered her first amazing collection of poetry, In Living Color. Through unique wit and depth of observation, Baross’s poems bring unique witness to her life and our lives. “This book of poems is dedicated to family—not a family expressing love by silent revery, but by wild truth. And these…

Purged Souls is a 2020 Foreword INDIES Sci Fi finalist

purged souls by kagan tumer debut novel

Kagan Tumer’s debut novel, Purged Souls, is a 2020 Foreword INDIES finalist in Science Fiction. Praise for Purged Souls: “A rich science fiction story set in a brutal post-apocalyptic America—a tense and thrilling debut.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews “Purged Souls is a hauntingly atmospheric debut novel by Kagan Tumer about an apocalyptic world that makes you question…

Member News: Purged Souls is a 2020 Foreword INDIES Sci Fi finalist

purged souls by kagan tumer new release

Kagan Tumer’s debut novel, Purged Souls, is a 2020 Foreword INDIES finalist in Science Fiction. Praise for Purged Souls: “A rich science fiction story set in a brutal post-apocalyptic America—a tense and thrilling debut.”—Foreword Clarion Reviews “Purged Souls is a hauntingly atmospheric debut novel by Kagan Tumer about an apocalyptic world that makes you question…

New Release— In Living Color, poetry by Jan Baross

Award winning novelist Jan Baross has gathered her first amazing collection of poetry, In Living Color. Through unique wit and depth of observation, Baross’s poems bring unique witness to her life and our lives. “This book of poems is dedicated to family—not a family expressing love by silent revery, but by wild truth. And these…