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March 2018

Wine Tasting for Writers at Cerulean Winery’s Portland Tasting Room

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How does spending an afternoon sipping Oregon wine, munching on charcuterie, and hanging out with other writers sound to you? On Sunday, March 18th, at 3 p.m., Willamette Writers is holding a wine tasting event for writers at Cerulean Winery’s Portland Tasting Room and Gallery. Event tickets are now available and include a wine flight and…

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April 2018

Portland: What do Agents Want?

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until July 3, 2018

The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

Have you ever wondered what agents want? This is the talk for you. Join Willamette Writers to hear Laura Bradford, founder of Bradford Literary Agency, discuss what agents look for in writers, and ways you can make yourself a writer agents want to work with. About Laura Bradford Laura Bradford established the Bradford Literary Agency…

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Willamette Writers Sponsors Write to Publish

April 21
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May 2018

Portland: Demystifying Editing with Editor Abby Ranger + Membership Coffee Hour

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215

On Tuesday, May 1st, the Portland Chapter will host a Coffee Hour to celebrate conference registration opening followed by a talk with editor Abby Ranger. This meeting will be held at Taborspace and doors open at 6 PM! Celebrating Conference Registration Opening with Coffee, the Ultimate Drink for Writers We had so much fun at our wine tasting…

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YWW Portland: Lisa Schroeder on Crafting Companion Stories

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TaborSpace, Portland, 5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, 97215

We're excited to have middle-grade and young adult author Lisa Schroeder join us for our Young Willamette Writers meeting on May 1. Lisa will talk about the ins and outs of writing companion novels, how they differ from sequels and share tips she's learned over the years in writing companion novels when there were more stories…

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June 2018

Portland: Interview with Author Laini Taylor

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Laini Taylor at Portland Willamette Writers

Join us for our interview with New York Times Bestselling author Laini Taylor. Monica Hay will be asking Laini about her craft and her experiences as an author. We'll also be taking questions from the audience. Laini will be signing her books at 8:00 p.m. after the interview. About Laini Taylor: Laini Taylor is a…

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YWW Finishes the Year

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201

We're closing out a school year at the Portland Young Willamette Writers, and saying goodbye to a few faces we've grown fond of as students graduate and move on. This will be a meeting of hanging out, enjoying the company of fellow writers, and cheering each other's accomplishments. First off, everyone who chooses to can…

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July 2018

Portland Meeting: Chris Patchell

July 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

5 ways to ratchet up the tension in your fiction What's the secret to writing a story that grips readers? Tension. Finding ways to ratchet up the tension in your story will keep readers flipping pages because they simply have to know what comes next! As the author of four nail-biting suspense novels, Patchell shares…

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Willamette Writers Pitching Workshop with Cynthia Whitcomb

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tabor Space, Muir Hall, 5441 SE Belmont St,
Portland, OR 97215 US

Saturday, July  28, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop starts promptly at 9 a.m. Location: Tabor Space, Muir Hall Cost $50 For All Types of Writing Cynthia Whitcomb has sold dozens of projects by pitching them. Her students have gone on to sell even more.Whether it’s a novel,…

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September 2018

Portland: SFF Writers in Conversation

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
Wendy N Wagner and David D Levine in conversation

David D. Levine & Wendy N. Wagner in Conversation Join Willamette Writers for an evening with David D. Levine and Wendy N. Wagner. Levine and Wagner are respected science fiction and fantasy authors. We are honored to listen in on their conversation about writing, submitting, building your writing career, and more. Come early to socialize,…

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