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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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Willamette Writers Author Signing: Deni Starr

Deni Starr will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Deni Starr is a retired criminal defense lawyer and investigator with a background in forensic sciences and martial arts. A native Portlander, she has four books out in her “boxer” series and a stand alone mystery, “Murder by…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Rand Bishop

Rand Bishop will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Oregon native Rand Bishop is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, platinum music producer, musician/singer, award-winning screenwriter, magazine columnist, and lifelong activist for peace, justice, and the environment. More than 300 of Rand’s compositions have been recorded by such legends as…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Gail Oberst, Editor

Gail Oberst, Editor will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Gail Oberst is a long-time volunteer for the Luckiamute Watershed Council which operates in Polk and Benton counties, Oregon. She is a career journalist, novelist and editor who has put her publishing talents to this fundraising book…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Kim Hester

Kim Hester will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Kim Hester has explored Middle Eastern deserts and South Pacific jungles, and the cultures they contain. He uses this experience to craft riveting and profound fiction from which a reader can walk away a better person with a…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Rick E. George

Rick E. George will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Rick E. George has worked as a wildland firefighter, a sportswriter, and an educator. He is the author of Vengeance Burns Hot and Cooper’s Loot, both published in 2019, as well as short stories and poetry. He…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Ruby Lee Cornelius

Ruby Lee Cornelius will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Ruby Lee Cornelius is a mother, grandmother and business owner. She is a lifetime musician and singer, and is recently dappling in the art of songwriting. Raised in a Wisconsin working-class family, she currently resides in the…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Molly Best Tinsley

Molly Best Tinsley will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Molly Best Tinsley taught on the civilian faculty at the United States Naval Academy for twenty years. Author of My Life with Darwin (Houghton Mifflin), Throwing Knives (Ohio State University Press), the memoir, Entering the Blue Stone…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Valarie J. Anderson

Valarie J. Anderson will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th Valarie Anderson writes literary non-fiction to indulge her love of research, archaeology, and history. Retiring early, Valarie returned to college, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology, and has been a member of the Board of…

Willamette Writers Author Signing: Sue Fagalde Lick

Sue Fagalde Lick will be signing books at booth 64 at the Portland Book Festival on November 9th. Sue Fagalde Lick spent many years working as a journalist in California’s Bay Area before relocating with her late husband to the Oregon coast. In the middle of their journey through Alzheimer’s Disease, she earned her MFA…

Eugene Critique Group Open

Join us! Our Eugene writer’s critique group focuses on memoirs, novels, and short stories. We have six members so far, and are looking for two more. If interested, please contact rontinsley@gmail.com