Willamette Writers Member Benefits

Author Sage Cohen speaks at a member meeting about the craft of writing and Willamette Writers member benefits.

Member Sage Cohen speaks at a monthly meeting in Portland

Our goal is to encourage a creative environment and provide support for current and aspiring writers at all levels of their careers. Download a detailed Membership Brochure (PDF).

Learn About the Craft and Business of Writing:

Attend a Monthly Speaker Meeting or a Workshop.

Read about the craft and business of writing The Willamette Writes Newsletter.

Attend our Annual Writers Conference.

Diana Gabaldon signs books at the WW Conference in 2014

Author and keynote Diana Gabaldon signs books at the WW Conference in 2014. Photo credit Malcolm Manness.

Get Your Writing Noticed:

Submit your poetry, short fiction or creative non-fiction to our new literary journal, The Timberline Review. Willamette Writers members are allowed to submit for free!

Other opportunities for current members include announcing your writing news or services in the WW Dispatch, our weekly announcements, or submitting an informative piece to The Willamette Writes Newsletter.

Our Kay Snow Writing Contest and FiLMLaB short screenplay competition accepts entries through the first part of the year, as do our scholarship programs.

Pitch your book to an agent or publisher at our conference.

Have a Young Writer?

Young Willamette Writers is a group for aspiring writers in grades 5 through 10. Each month, authors and writing teachers lead the young writers through creative exercises and discussion. The focus is creativity, writing, and fun!


Books for Kids – Make a donation of books, dollars, or time, and contact booksforkids[at]willamettewriters[dot]com with questions.

Volunteer Opportunities – Willamette Writers is actively seeking volunteers for our board committees, social media, outreach, literary journal, conference and events. Volunteering is a rewarding way to learn, network, and re-invigorate the experience of writing. Email wilwrite[at]willamettewriters[dot]com.

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