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Willamette Writers Conference

August 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Willamette Writers: This conference is for you!

Gain instant access to industry gatekeepers, learn skills to hone your craft and advance your career, and network with over 700 peers who share your passion.


Join us for three packed days all about writers and writing. Meet industry professionals, find critique partners, get instant feedback on your writing and marketing, and more. Classes in nine tracks: fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, writing for children, business, advanced topics, and more.

Keynotes: Christopher Moore, our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and Stephen Tobolowsky, and more.
Faculty: Scott Myers, Larry Brooks, Penny C. Sansevieri, Jennifer Lauck, and many more.
Hearing pitches: Jody Rein, Angela Rinaldi, John Hilary Sheperd, and many more.


Wherever your words take you in 2017, the Willamette Writers Conference is the premier stop on the journey. We’ve brought together teachers, speakers, writers, agents, editors, and producers from across North America to create a world-class curriculum for beginning and advanced writers alike. We’ve also gathered a collection of editors, web designers, layout specialists and similar professionals who make their own living helping writers make their living. They’ll be on hand to assess your work and advise you on what to do next.


This August, Willamette Writers is bringing together 700 Pacific Northwest writers and publishing professionals for the 48th Willamette Writers Conference in Portland. Be there.

We’re talking complete immersion. Come prepared, collect the tools, build your network, and leave inspired and motivated.

Join the Willamette Writers Conference. Your words matter.


August 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States


Willamette Writers

Orit Ofri

Orit Ofri serves as the president and chair of the board of Willamette Writers. She leads the organization’s strategic planning, oversees its programs and operations, and is the digital media manager for the organization, leading Willamette Writers's social media, web publishing, and more. As a software engineer and an MBA, Orit works with small businesses, nonprofits, writers, and creative professionals on marketing, strategy, online presence, and business planning. When working with writers, Orit focuses on discovering the writer's brand and building effective and personalized online presence that enhances each writer’s career path and fits the writer’s skill-set and aspirations. Visit oritofri.com for more or Contact her.