Fantastic Holiday Book Fair Schedule

Willamette Writers Book Fair& Fundraiser

For three nights, from December 2nd to December 4th, Willamette Writers will host events for all book lovers with author readings, book signings, and free workshops in honor of the Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Clackamas Town Center. Join us as we celebrate writing with Heidi Schulz, Paige McKenzie, Tina Connolly, Phil Margolin and Amy Margolin Rome, and many other authors.

While you’re there, any purchase you make, from a latte to a book, can help support the Willamette Writers’ Books for Kids program.

Just use voucher code: 11723269

December 4th: Kids’ Night

Meet our Young Willamette Writers, talented students from fifth to tenth grade, who will collaborate with award-winning authors to bring you an evening of reading cheer.

Kids' Night at Willamette Writers Book Fair & FundraiserMainstage Author Readings/Signings
6:30 PM Rosanne Parry
7:00 PM Heidi Schulz

Café Author Readings/Signings
6:00 PM Young Willamette Writer: Davin Carsten
6:15 PM Young Willamette Writer: Katie Palka
6:30 PM Estela Bernal
6:45 PM Amy Costales
7:00 PM Cidney Swanson
7:15 PM Lisa Nowak
7:30 PM Patricia Morrissey
7:45 PM Suzy Vitello

And there’s more: Crafts! Games! Legos! Trains! And The Polar Express Pajama Party! Learn more here.
Come join in the fun – it’s free and in support of a great cause.

December 3rd: Meet the Author Night

Join Willamette Writers authors who will team up with New York Times Bestselling authors for a full evening of readings, book signings, and mini-workshops.

Main Stage Author Readings/Signings
6:00 PM Tina Connolly
6:30 PM Phil Margolin and Amy Margolin Rome
7:00 PM Paige McKenzie
7:30 PM Ali Berman

Cafe Author Readings/Signings
6:00 PM Adam Copeland
6:15 PM Benjamin Gorman
6:30 PM Mark Saltveit
6:45 PM Sybilla Cook
7:00 PM William Nolan
7:15 PM Stevan Allred
7:30 PM Barry Becker
7:45 PM Bob Ferguson

6:00 PM How do authors find stories
Jill Kelly
6:30 PM How to plot your story in 30 minutes or less
Leslie Gould
7:00 PM How to write personal stories that sell
Samantha Waltz
7:30 PM Crafting narrative from character details
Samuel Snoek-Brown

December 2nd: The Timberline Review Night

Come listen to readings and participate in free workshops hosted by writers from the inaugural issue of Willamette Writers’ literary journal, The Timberline Review.

6:00-6:45 PM Crafting Dialogue Workshop with Kate Ristau and Maren Andersen
6:45-7:15 PM Readings from Carolyn Martin, Beth Bonness, Steve Theme, and Brittney Corrigan
7:15-8:00 PM Flash Fiction Workshop with Leslie What

Join us! Buy a book, hob nob with award-winning authors, meet Willamette Writers members, and help a child in need with the gift of a book and all the adventures within.

Gail Pasternack

As Vice President and Secretary of Willamette Writers, Gail Pasternack is a member of the Executive Committee and helps run the daily affairs of Willamette Writers. She also records the minutes for all board meetings and the annual member meeting and chairs the Governance Committee. Gail is a writer, photographer, blogger, educator, foodie, and tango dancer. Contact her.