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FiLMLaB Premier

FiLMLab’s Script­-to-­Screen Contest awards its winners with the production of their script into shorts with the aid of professional directors and actors. With the deadline for the contest coming tonight (Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PT) we’re getting excited about the winner’s premier at the Annual Willamette Writers Conference. The past few years have blown us…

Returning Faculty Stories Part Two

continuation of Returning Faculty Stories Part One Long time Willamette Writers member Anthony St. Clair has attended our conferences for years. In fact, I first met Anthony at the 2010 Willamette Writers Conference. He has many favorite returning faculty, and was kind enough to tell me about four of them: Susan DeFrieitas, William Hertling, Luke…

Letters Out For Judging

As a brief update in the Letters About Literature program, we received nearly 100 letters back from the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. They’ve been cataloged, redacted, and are officially out for judging! That should be completed within the first couple of weeks of April. We’ll have our list of semi-finalists…

Randall Jahnson To Direct 2016 FiLMLaB

Are you ready to join the grand experiment?We are nearly at the end of our submission period. 2016 FiLMLaB kicked off during the first week of January and will close in the last week of March. March 26th, to be precise. March 26th, at midnight to be even more precise. And even though all the…

Report From the Board – February 2016

Report From the Board – February 2016 The Board of Directors of Willamette Writers holds board meetings every last Tuesday of the month (no meeting in December). At those meetings we discuss the programs and goals of Willamette Writers and how the organization can serve our members better. The board believes Willamette Writers needs to…

Newbery Award winner Karen Cushman interviewed on Authors Road

Welcome to Authors Road: Karen Cushman, Historical Young Adult Fiction http://www.authorsroad.com/KarenCushman.html We are pleased to share this new interview with you because it is with someone very special: Karen Cushman, a young adult writer who won a Newbery Award and a Newbery Honor, as well as many other awards in her long and brilliant career.…

Authors Road Interviews Carola Dunn

Welcome to Authors Road: Carola Dunn, Mystery, Regency Romance – “Carola Dunn: Mystery, Regency Romance” http://www.authorsroad.com/CarolaDunn.html “One thing I enjoy is exploring why a nice person would commit murder.” Our first interview after leaving Portland was with Carola Dunn, author of the popular Daisy Dalrymple cozy mystery series. She is English by birth, and although…