Monthly Meetings

Writing Advice from Willamette Writers

By Rebekah Postupak In June, the Vancouver Willamette Writers chapter met online to share favorite writing books, conference tips, and goals for the summer. We’ve compiled those terrific ideas to share with the rest of Willamette Writers. Some of these books and ideas are likely very familiar to you, but we hope you find a…

Member News: Nancy E Dollahite, Field Notes from Sichuan

Just released by Nancy E Dollahite, Field Notes from Sichuan; Learning to be a Foreigner, will ring true with anyone who has ever lived abroad or felt like an outsider. Based on the author’s experience teaching there in the 1980s, this is one woman’s love story with rural China as it rushes toward becoming a…

Newport: “Nothing Dull: Writing a Play” with Merridawn Duckler

“Nothing Dull: Writing a Play”   This meeting is two weeks earlier than usual, due to scheduling conflicts. “Drama,” said Alfred Hitchcock, “is life with the dull bits cut out.” In “Nothing Dull: Writing a Play,” playwright Merridawn Duckler will discuss the fundamentals of writing a stage play and the ways these skills are relevant…