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Willamette Writers at the Portland Book Festival

Willamette Writers is proud to be participating in the Portland Book Festival on November 4th and 5th, 2022 with our friends at Literary Arts. Author Signing The festivities begin with our author signing. Meet Willamette Writers members and pick up a new book at the Author Signing in the Book Market on Friday, November 4th…

Create Your Writer Business Card

writer business card

As a new member of Willamette Writers, I wanted to create a writer business card for myself in time for this year’s Willamette Writers Conference. While I’ve had business cards in the past for my corporate jobs, this was the first time creating one for my personal brand as a writer.  A business card for…

Trick or Trope This Halloween?

By Tracy Hoagland It’s official, autumn is here. Some people can’t wait to get lost in a corn maze. Others want to soak in the last rays of October sun before the long—and wet—winter to come. But if you’re like me, Halloween is what you’re really looking forward to. Recently I got a chance to…

Poetry and Prose in the Timberline Review

Willamette Writers calls on many fantastic authors and writers to make each year’s issue of the Timberline Review a success, and we would be swamped by the sea of submissions if it weren’t for our editors. It is fortunate, then, that we have someone as passionate about poetry as Suzy Harris. Suzy’s passion was made…

Scriptwriting in the Timberline Review

For the past two years, Willamette Writers has had the privilege of working with Grant Rosenberg as our script editor for the Timberline Review. Grant is a novelist, screenwriter, and producer with a range of experience in film and television. During his time with Willamette Writers, Rosenberg has reviewed scripts and plays that were submitted…

First Time at the Willamette Writers Conference

By Griffin Kittleson The Willamette Writers Conference is something we talk about internally as the biggest event of the year. It’s not hard to see why, of course. Planning started many months in advance and continued all the way up to the event itself. Some of us have been helping to bring you incredible conferences…

Networking at the Willamette Writers Conference

By John R. Worsley Networking is a dreaded word for many of us, especially introverts, and particularly for in-person events.  Networking online is its own world, and generally easier for introverts since we can usually choose when to interact and when not to, so we’ll focus on in-person networking here – but there’s plenty of carryover.…

Writing Advice from Willamette Writers

By Rebekah Postupak In June, the Vancouver Willamette Writers chapter met online to share favorite writing books, conference tips, and goals for the summer. We’ve compiled those terrific ideas to share with the rest of Willamette Writers. Some of these books and ideas are likely very familiar to you, but we hope you find a…

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…