Hillsboro Willamette Writers

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

Welcome to the Hillsboro Willamette Writers Chapter! We are proud to serve Washington County writers, helping them find their community, develop their craft, and expand their careers. The Hillsboro Chapter is open to all writers, 18 and up. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Thanks to the support of our members and to Hillsboro Brookwood Library, our meetings remain free and accessible, both online and in-person.

Join our chapter mailing list to receive updates by email. We can’t wait to meet you!

Upcoming Meeting

Writing Chapter One with D. Wallace Peach

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Willamette Writers Hillsboro: Writing Chapter One with D. Wallace Peach

There are a number of perfectly legitimate types of first chapters. Diana will discuss four common ones:
  • The Prolog - An episode that pertains to your story but is in some way outside your main narrative.
  • The Hero-Action Beginning - The hero is onstage, doing something active and interesting related to the story's core or theme.
  • The In Medias Res Beginning (in the middle of things) - You start deep in the story, and show a bit of activity to intrigue the reader.
  • The Frame Device - Your story is bookended on the front and back by a story that is outside the main story.

About Diana Wallace Peach

Diana Wallace Peach, who lives in Vernonia, OR, is the author of more high fantasy and science fiction books than any of us have toes and fingers (22 books to date). As an author, she was a late starter, who began her writing after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two owls, a horde of bats, and the occasional family of coyotes. Join us at Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR, on October 11, 2022, at 6:00 PM.   About your chapter meetings Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests 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! MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.  

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About the Meetings

The Hillsboro Willamette Writers Chapter presents speakers and workshops on writing related topics throughout the year, both online and in-person. You do not have to be a member to join our community of writers.

Meeting Time

6:30-7-30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month (doors open at 6:00PM).

Meeting Location

We meet at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library (2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124) and online. As some meetings may be all online or offer an online alternative, please see our events calendar for up-to-date information on location.

The Chapter Co-Chairs

The Hillsboro Willamette Writers Chapter is run by co-chairs who create a program to fit the needs and interests of writers throughout Washington County.

Connect with the Chapter

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiast from the Washington County 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.

All writers welcome. Join us!

Hillsboro Willamette Writers

Volunteer with the Chapter

Are you a local writer and want to be more involved with the Hillsboro Chapter? Volunteer!

How would you like to be involved? Get in touch and let us know how you’d like help.

Thank you for your support!

Join your writing community! Photo Credit Gail Pasternack.