Willamette Writers Southern Oregon

Willamette Writers Chapters are local writing communities where writers improve their craft and acquire the career skills required in today's publishing world.

The Southern Oregon Chapter of Willamette Writers offers monthly meetings and workshops. Meetings and workshops are normally held on the first Saturday of the month, September through June at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers.  No meetings in December, July, or August. In August we head to Portland for the Willamette Writers Conference.

Monthly meetings are open to all writers 18 and older. Members attend for free.  Read on to learn about our chapter, and join our mailing list to keep in touch.

New in February 2018: Willamette Writers Southern Oregon now offers meeting for young writers via Young Willamette Writers. Click here for details.

Become a Willamette Writers Member today to enjoy membership benefits (like free meetings) and to support our community of writers.

Upcoming Meeting

Online: Learn to Make Graphics with Canva

Create Graphics with Southern Oregon
October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join your Southern Oregon Chapter Online

Have you ever wanted to make graphics for your newsletter or social media? Wondered about an easy way to create posters or flyers? Join Willamette Writers Southern Chapter online to learn about making graphics using Canva.com. Log-in to Canva beforehand to make a FREE account, and you can follow along as we create.

Zoom Note (Please read)

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us). Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsfuCsqTIuHdaOLg4CgwJu7oUe7TmqBWd- On the day of the meeting, log into your own Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings free and open to the public.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writersmeetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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Connect with the Chapter

  • Join our meetings and workshops if you’re a writing enthusiasts from Southern Oregon, if you happen to be in the area, or if you are interested in a specific topic/speaker.
  • Follow Willamette Writers on Twitter, and on Facebook where you can subscribe to our events.
  • Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates
  • Join our chapter's mailing list to receive updates by email.
  • Contact us if you have a specific inquiry or something you'd like to share with the chapter co-chairs.

All writers welcome. Join us!