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Willamette Writers at Wordstocks 2016: Books and Authors

Willamette Writers will be at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on Saturday, November 5th. We will be in booth #17 and this year we invited some Willamette Writers members to join us. Here’s an almost complete list! Author: Sherry Smith The Wolf and the Shield Ever since Kieran’s father’s death, he’s tried to take care of his mother and little brother.…

A Woman’s Place At Canby Film Fest

Another FiLMLaB Alum at Canby Film Fest!Every now and then we like to update you on what our FiLMLaB alums are doing; not just the writers who won our contest and got their script made, but the directors, actors and crew who helped to make it. Last week I told you about our 2014 alum,…

We’re heading to Wordstock Again

On Saturday, November 5th, Willamette Writers will be at Wordstock, Portland’s Book Festival, presented by Literary Arts. This year at our booth we’ll host about 20 Willamette Writers members who will be selling their books and representing our wonderful community. The response to the invitation to join us at Wordstock was overwhelming. We are glad to be able to offer opportunities that our members…

Join FiLMLaB At Canby Film Fest!

Do you ever wonder what our FiLMLaB alums have been up to, the writers, directors and actors? Well, one of them, 2014 winning writer Jon Dragt, has been busy in Canby, Oregon, volunteering on the board of directors for the Canby Public Library Foundation. A Willamette Writers member, Jon is helping to organize programs for…

FiLMLaB Heads To The Portland Film Festival

In case you missed it, FiLMLaB debuted its 2016 short film, INTERCEPT, at the Willamette Writers Conference earlier this month. We were pleased to have good turn out and an enthusiastic Q & A with the audience. But if you couldn’t make it to the debut, fear not, because this week FiLMLaB heads to the…

Young Willamette Writers Prepare for New Year

YWW’s at the Conference The Young Willamette Writers closed out the summer spectacularly when six members spent a day at the Willamette Writers Conference on August 12. They attended four workshops ranging from world-building in science fiction and fantasy, to creating characters with memorable internal conflict. They had informal across-the-table conversations with four fantastic VIP’s…

Young Willamette Writers Gear Up For Conference

On August 12, seven Young Willamette Writers members will attend the Willamette Writers Conference, ready to hit the ground running. These great young writers took the extra step over the last year to join our membership program. They have attended at least four meetings during the last school year, have worked on their skills with…

Member Promoters of the 2016 Willamette Writers Conference

We would like to honor the Willamette Writer Member Promoters who have been helping us to spread the word about this summer’s Willamette Writers Conference. (To learn how you can become a Member Promoter, click here.) Please click on the links below and thank these supporters for their work on behalf of Willamette Writers by following…

Willamette Writers 2016 Conference – Member Promoter Opportunity

At Willamette Writers we always look for new ways to help support our members, and this year we wondered how we could highlight the authors, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters who make up Willamette Writers as we promote the Willamette Writers Conference. Then we were struck by an idea! We invite our members (YOU!) join our conference promotion…