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Hybrid Hillsboro: Write What You Know! with Deni Starr

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro Chapter Presents


Write What You Know! with Deni Starr

This meeting is online and in-person.

Thinking about doing NaNoWriMo this year? You may be writing either fiction, non-fiction, or memoir. But whatever you write, whether it is non-fiction or literary, sci-fi or fantasy fiction, must be believable to the reader. The best way to write believably is to write about what you know. Deni will lead us through that process.

We gather in person or online at 6:00 PM to catch up on what we are working on. We meet in person in the Board Room of the Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

Zoom Link

Read Zoom Details below and then register for the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pde6rqTkoH9AvD_gNvgLNSJ-O12FSLmPV

About Deni Starr

Deni Starr is the author of a series of five mystery novels, The Sean O’Connor & Cindy Matasar Boxer Series. Her current project is another mystery series set in 1880s Eastern Oregon

Deni is a native Portlander and fourth-generation Oregonian who, after surviving an attempt on her life by drowning by her older sister, grew up with three adopted siblings, two younger brothers, as well as her older sister. The family had horses, sheep, chickens, dogs, cats, and a goat named Calamity on a six-acre farm just outside the city limits. She spent her childhood riding bikes, riding horses, falling out of trees, hunting the places the chickens were laying to gather eggs, slinging sheep shit, and avoiding her older sister. Before entering high school, having been inspired by Sherlock Holmes in her formative years, she resolved to make law her career.

In high school, Deni won many awards on the speech/debate teams, but none at all for her efforts in volleyball and basketball. She wrote for the school newspaper, took every creative writing class offered, and was a photographer for the school paper and yearbook. She graduated as a member of the Honor Society and attempted to decriminalize prostitution at the Youth Legislature.

She attended Occidental College and graduated from Willamette University Law School. After working as a lawyer for 15 years, she quit law and went to work as a private investigator.

About Your Chapter Meeting

Willamette Writers meetings are free and open to all writers, 18 and up. Writers are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young Writers

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf. A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.


Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you feel sick, please stay home and join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings.

Zoom Details

Register for the meeting at the link provided above. On the day of the meeting, click the link Zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. For more Zoom support, please contact Zoom directly.

See you there!


October 10
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hillsboro Brookwood Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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