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2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists

Another round of reading and script evaluation has been completed! A new set of judges have weighed in to determine which scripts will advance to the next round. Without further ado, we are happy to announce the 2016 FiLMLaB Semifinalists: DARLIN COMMIT ME, by Douglas Boom FRAME OF MIND, by Shaun Radecki OBJECT OF AFFECTION,…

Be Seen, Be Heard, Be a Friend

This year’s conference gives attendees new ways to network and show off their work. By now, hopefully, you’re signed up for the 2015 Willamette Writers Conference, Aug 7-9 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Portland. And you probably know about all the exciting new events we have planned, to go along with the rich variety…

More Options, More Moving Parts

Willamette Writers Conference 2015

This year’s WW Conference is introducing new events, but it’s coming with a learning curve. By now, you’ve hopefully had a chance to thumb through the conference brochure, and taken the time to start exploring the new and improved website, to peruse the schedule we’ve put together for the 2015 Conference. We hope you’re as…

FiLMLaB Has A Winner!

After seven weeks, four rounds of judging and one rewrite, our 2015 experiment in writing has come to a conclusion: FiLMLaB has a winner! It was not an easy task for the Producers Circle who met last week to consider and debate the pros and cons of each finalist’s script. One script, however, to rose…

Bug Eyed Bill? Blame It On Eric Witchey

If you follow FiLMLab at all, you know that we haven’t been around terribly long–a mere four years, including this one. But this year’s contest is by far the most challenging. In the first two years, we asked that you utilize the annual Willamette Writers Conference theme in your short script (“Fresh Brewed” and “New…

Willamette Writers Conference Success Story – Lux Alani

Lux Alani – Success Story from the 2014 Willamette Writers Conference Lux Alani charmed everyone that she met at the conference, from agents and editors to volunteers and staff to other attendees. We’re so happy and proud to have given her the opportunity to meet other writers and her new agent at the Angela Rinaldi Literary…

Conference Donation Opportunity

Through Willamette Writers’s wonderful partnership with Barnes and Noble, Books For Kids has a great opportunity for book donations! Barnes and Noble will have children’s books available at their register in the DoubleTree. There, attendees may purchase a new children’s book to donate to Books For Kids! You can just add it onto the book…

Keynote Speaker – Diana Gabaldon

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Gala Awards Banquet is Diana Gabaldon. From her bio and recent press release: DIANA GABALDON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the…