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Authors Road Interview: Larry Engelmann

Welcome to Authors Road: Larry Engelmann – Creative Nonfiction, Journalist http://www.authorsroad.com/LarryEngelmann.html For many of us, the Vietnam War was an event that could be described as a milestone, touchstone, or millstone in our lives. It’s a story that’s been told in every medium, from music to film, in novel, poem and historical non-fiction. We are…

Ben Gorman Steers the Ship

Fellow Willamette Writers, I love writing those words. It’s an honor just to be in the company of so many talented and motivated writers from around the Northwest. Some of you may be more talented than motivated, so WW has graciously (and perhaps foolishly) allowed me to take the helm of the blog and grab onto…

LitMag – a – Palooza with David Gillaspie

LitMag - a - Palooza!

We had a fantastic night at the LitMag – a – Palooza last night, and David Gillaspie wrote a fine write-up of the panel discussion over on BoomerPDX. Read on to find out more about what to do when submitting to a LitMag (and what not to!). Three literary journal editors address Willamette Writers in Portland By…

FiLMLaB Contest Prompts 2016

If you braved the cold temperatures and came out to the FiLMLaB kickoff Tuesday night at TaborSpace, then you are probably already working on your story ideas for the 2016 short screenplay contest. If not, then read about the short screenplay writing prompts now!

Join in the giving

Dear Members and Friends, For 50 years, Willamette Writers has provided a creative and encouraging environment for professional and aspiring writers. This year, more than three thousand children will benefit from our Books for Kids and Young Willamette Writers Programs, and every year, their opportunities and skills continue to grow. As you celebrate this holiday…

Holiday Book Fair a Success!

Thank you everyone who helped make the Willamette Writers Holiday Book Fair such a success! We had a blast and raised money for a great cause. Special thanks goes out to the Barnes and Noble at Clackamas Town Center for providing us with this fundraising opportunity and to each and every author who participated in…

Fantastic Holiday Book Fair Schedule

For three nights, from December 2nd to December 4th, Willamette Writers will host events for all book lovers with author readings, book signings, and free workshops in honor of the Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble at the Clackamas Town Center. Join us as we celebrate writing with Heidi Schulz, Paige McKenzie, Tina Connolly, Phil…

Happy Thanksgiving.

It’s Thanksgiving, and we want to let you know how thankful we are that you are a part of our community. For fifty years, we have met over coffee and cookies, hashed out lines, and pitched the pros. We’ve built an amazing community of writers throughout the state, from southern Oregon to Mid-Valley, through Corvallis…

Join Our Giveaway – You May Win a Copy of the Timberline Review

In case you didn’t notice, we’re all about our Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble these days. It’s going to be fun, packed with some of the most awesome local authors, and it supports our Books for Kids program. So how can we not adore it? We want to make sure YOU join in the fun. So we’re adding a…