Tag Archive for Willamette Writers

The Grand Experiment: Experience from the FiLMLaB

  There are very few jobs in the world where, when you walk into a room, anyone can say they do without some sort of validation. If you walk into a party, and someone asks if you are a doctor or a police officer or a car mechanic, these titles will instigate follow up questions…

FiLMLaB Celebrates Portland Film Festival

Welcome writers, screenwriters and film lovers of all stripes to the final week before the Portland Film Festival kickoff. There is still plenty of time to review the seven day schedule of films, classes and music, and tailor an experience that uniquely fits where you are as a writer/filmmaker right now. Start every day with…

Conference + Books For Kids

Donating to Books for Kids was highlighted in this year’s conference. This year, in addition to the generous donation of 20% of all profits given to Books For Kids and Young Willamette Writers, Barnes and Noble sold children’s books that could be donated to the Books For Kids program. And the program received 40 brand…

The ‘Guests’ of FiLMLaB’s “Unwelcome Guests”

This is it. The final few days before the FiLMLaB premier of 2014’s winning short, Unwelcome Guests, at the Willamette Writers Conference. If you weren’t aware, the conference has moved this year, from our long time post at the Airport Sheraton, to the Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel. WW President, Jenny Schrader gave me the grand…

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…

Books for Kids – News Update

Good day! My name is Patti Haack and I am the new Books for Kids Director with Willamette Writers. I tucked into this position a few months ago and have slowly been getting my feet wet tackling the Books for Kids position. A few deliveries have been made to different organizations, including Experience Corps with…

The Benefits of Being A Ghost: A Writer On Set At FiLMLaB

Being the screenwriter on set is fun as long as you know what you’re in for. If this was a Mozart symphony production, the screenwriter would be the composer and the director would be the conductor. It’s up to the conductor to translate Mozart’s scribbles on paper into music for the ears, music created by…

Quiet on the Set!

I was on the set yesterday of FiLMLaB’s “Unwelcome Guests” by Jon Dragt. It was my first FiLMLaB film set—actually, my first film set ever, and it was amazing. Fantastic. Fun! Quite honestly? I loved it. Granted, I wasn’t hauling any equipment, dealing with the drastic changes in sunlight, the rain, stressing over prop malfunctions…

Pre-Conference Pitching Workshop

Cynthia Whitcomb has scheduled another of her popular pre-conference pitching workshops. In a six hour workshop, Cynthia guides students through the creation and practice of a pitch. Learn the art of pitching from a successful writer at this pitching workshop! This workshop is geared to fiction writers, non-fiction writers, and screenwriters. Cynthia has pitched hundreds…