Conference Update

Humanitarian Award Winner 2016 – Israel Bayer and Street Roots

Willamette Writers Humanitarian Award winner Street Roots logo

Congratulations, Israel Bayer and Street Roots! Street Roots is far more than an exercise in journalism. It creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change. Israel Bayer and the staff at Street Roots accomplish this and so much more every…

FiLMLaB 2016 At The WWC!

It’s nearly that time of year; half-way through summer when the seeds you sowed last spring are starting to bear fruit. Tomatoes are blushing, cucumbers are ready for pickling and green beans are weighing down the trellis. Or maybe you were sowing a different kind of seed? The kind that needs a fertile mind in…

Member Promoters of the 2016 Willamette Writers Conference

We would like to honor the Willamette Writer Member Promoters who have been helping us to spread the word about this summer’s Willamette Writers Conference. (To learn how you can become a Member Promoter, click here.) Please click on the links below and thank these supporters for their work on behalf of Willamette Writers by following…

Willamette Writers 2016 Conference – Member Promoter Opportunity

At Willamette Writers we always look for new ways to help support our members, and this year we wondered how we could highlight the authors, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters who make up Willamette Writers as we promote the Willamette Writers Conference. Then we were struck by an idea! We invite our members (YOU!) join our conference promotion…

Up and Coming Award Winner 2016 – Heidi Schulz

Congratulations, Heidi Schulz! One could say that Heidi Schulz has already up and come. With her first book published by Disney, praised by critics, and included in the Oregon Battle of the Books for the school year 2016-17; her second book called a “deliciously witty, delightfully inventive, devilishly fun adventure…” (Anne Ursu, The Real Boy), and her third…

How to Register for a Pitch

We are releasing pitch times in blocks on April 28th, May 23rd, and June 6th (all at midnight). This ensures everyone can get access to pitch times. Pitches are $25, and there is no limit to the amount of pitch times you choose. The Pitch Schedule (PDF) shows you which times are available at this time.  Please note that the registration system will only show…

Advance Manuscript Critique

Advance Manuscript Critiques

Advance Manuscript Critiques Open April 15 One of the best resources Anne found was the Advance Manuscript Critiques at the Willamette Writers Conference. Connecting The Advance Manuscript Critique gave Anne a chance to connect with a professional who read and critiqued her work. She then sat down for a meeting with that pro at the…

Willamette Writers Conference Success Story – Lux Alani

Lux Alani – Success Story from the 2014 Willamette Writers Conference Lux Alani charmed everyone that she met at the conference, from agents and editors to volunteers and staff to other attendees. We’re so happy and proud to have given her the opportunity to meet other writers and her new agent at the Angela Rinaldi Literary…

Up and Coming Award – Kelly Williams Brown

For our new Up and Coming Award, the Willamette Writers board chose Kelly Williams Brown. We wanted an author who represented the best of emerging talent, and who had already demonstrated amazing skills and mastery of the writing craft. We found the perfect balance in Kelly. She’s also a Willamette Writers Conference success story and is personable,…