Tag Archive for Willamette Writers Conference

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…

Marjorie Thelen on Volunteering and the Willamette Writers Conference

An Independent Volunteer Third-year volunteer Marjorie Thelen struck out on the independent publishing path three years ago after attending the 2011 Willamette Writers Conference. The author of the Deovolante Space Opera series then returned to volunteer at the conference the next two years. Working both in the volunteer room and monitoring workshops, Marjorie found herself…

A Quick Preview of 2014 FiLMLaB Script to Screen Competition

Before I can tell you guys anything about the latest and greatest FiLMLaB script to screen competition, I first need to say thank you to Ruth Witteried. I know I have ginormous shoes to fill. I hope I can do half the job you have done these last few years. *Sniff* Okay, let’s get down to…