Willamette Writers in Eugene

Willamette Writers Chapters are local writing communities where writers improve their craft and acquire the career skills required in today’s publishing world.

The Eugene Willamette Writers offers monthly speaker events. Starting January 2023, our meetings are held at the Eugene Public Library on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September through May. In October and November 2022, we’re meeting at Wordcrafters in Eugene on the second Tuesdays. We don’t have meetings in December, July, or August. In August we head to Portland for the Willamette Writers Conference. Our monthly events are open to all writers 18 and older and are free. Join our mailing list to keep in touch. Become a Willamette Writers Member today to enjoy membership benefits and to support our community of writers.

Upcoming Meeting

February 28 at 6PM: Hybrid, Creating Diverse Characters with Integrity with Diana Nadeau

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March 28 at 6 PM: Hybrid, Writing and Rewriting with Dante Zúñiga-West

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April 25 at 6 PM: Hybrid, Finding Your Vision, Finding Your Voice with Gina Oschner

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Meeting Cost

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free and open to the public. Please consider becoming a member or donating to support your chapter meetings. Your support makes our programming possible.

The Chapter Co-Chairs

Image of Jo Bartlett in the sun

Jo Bartlett (they/them) is the author of multiple books on intuition and mediumship development and an award-winning writer. They chair the Eugene Chapter of Willamette Writers. Jo is a teacher, writer and author on grief, loss, childhood adversity and learning to trust yourself again. They have 2 fluffy cats and 3 teenagers and enjoy reading, spinning yarn, knitting, hiking, and escaping to their writing shack in the woods.

Willamette Writers is currently searching for an additional co-chair! If you are interested in learning how to support your writing community and connect with your colleagues, please email the office at wilwrite [at] willamettewriters [dot] org.

Connect with your Chapter

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from the Eugene area, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker.
  • Follow Willamette Writers on Twitter, and on Facebook where you can subscribe to our events.
  • Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates
  • Join our chapter’s mailing list to receive updates by email.
  • Contact us if you have a specific inquiry or something you’d like to share with the chapter co-chairs.

Volunteer with the Chapter

Are you a local writer and want to be more involved with your Eugene Willamette Writers chapter? Volunteer with us.

Here are some ways volunteers help us:

Click here for other volunteer opportunities at Willamette Writers.