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Online Willamette Writers Conference

Wondering about the Online Willamette Writers Conference? It’s true! We are both online and in-person this year. Today, let’s take a look at what you’ll find at the online conference. At our online conference, you have the opportunity to pitch agents, sit down with managers, and participate in critiques. You will also have access to…

Willamette Writers Annual Membership Meeting

We welcome members to join us at our Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time. Members will be sent a link in their email to participate in this meeting (via Zoom, as authorized by the Board of Directors). Members will be invited to vote on the slate of…

2022 Willamette Writers Conference Master Classes

In-Person and Online Master Classes This year, Willamette Writers is offering both in-person and online Master Classes before the 2022 Willamette Writers Conference. You can find out more and register for our 2022 Willamette Writers Conference Master Classes at our Conference Registration. Here is who you’ll meet at the conference this year! Online 2022 Willamette…

Wilwrite22 Matrix

We are excited you are considering meeting with an industry professional at the Willamette Writers Conference. We have listed their areas of interest below, but please make sure to do your own research to see if they represent your specific genre, as these details below are constantly changing and may not reflect current interests. You…

My Willamette Writers Story: Holly Manno

Prepared by Kathleen Ruby “I’m a writer.”  We all covet these words, and daily call them into being. But how do we wind our way through the labyrinthine steps to become all we yearn to be?  Write, we’re told.  And write we do.  With long days at the keyboard, or with pen and paper in…

Author Cohorts

Image of author writing with text - join the author cohort

Join your author cohort this fall! Author cohorts will meet online for weekly write-ins, check-ins, and workshops during the month of November. After the cohort, you will be connected with a published mentor to help you continue along your author journey. Reserve your spot now – $99 for Willamette Writers members, and $199 for guests.…

A Conversation with Author William Kenower

By Tessa Barone If you’ve ever wondered whether you’ve got what it takes to do what you love, William Kenower has an answer for you. You do! His newest book, Everyone Has What It Takes, dives into the psychological war against the blank page that many writers find themselves waging. William will be speaking at…

Member News: New Release by Larry Bradley

Trials new release

Eugene author Larry Bradley announced the release of Trials—Two cousins, cancer, and the doctors who fought to save their lives. In this narrative nonfiction, Bradley follows the personal journal of two sisters, each of whom had a son diagnosed with leukemia twenty years apart. The story of the two boys tracks perhaps the most miraculous…

Member News: Livestream Reading, Jason Tanamor with Grace Talusan

Tanamor and Talusan livestream reading

Annie Bloom’s welcomes Portland author Jason Tanamor for a livestream reading from his latest novel, Vampires of Portlandia. He will be in conversation with Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers. Jason Tanamor is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Anonymous and Drama Dolls. His new novel Vampires of Portlandia is an urban fantasy…