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Creative Nonfiction and Memoir at the Willamette Writers Conference

Are you working on memoir or creative nonfiction? Come have a sit down discussion with industry professionals at the Willamette Writers conference. You can pitch your work with these industry professionals or have a critique session. Here are some of the individuals you will want to meet this year if you’re interested in having conversations…

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We are proud to announce the speakers at the 52nd Annual Willamette Writers Conference on July 29 – August 1, 2021!

Writing Advice from Zoraida Córdova

by Mari Hotchkiss An unusual career path. As a young child in Ecuador, Zoraida Córdova grew up listening to her grandmother’s stories that were filled with magic and wonder. At six years old, she immigrated to the United States with her mom and grandma, causing her to abandon her love of stories. “I stopped reading.…