Willamette Writers Vancouver

Our Vancouver Chapter

Vancouver Chapter meetings are normally held the third Monday of each month at The Quarry Senior Living Center in Vancouver. No meetings in December, or in August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference.

Monthly meetings are open to all writers 18 and older. Members attend for free.  Read on to learn about our chapter, and join our mailing list to keep in touch.

Become a Willamette Writers Member today to enjoy membership benefits (like free meetings) and to support our community of writers.

Upcoming Meeting

There are no upcoming events at this time.

About the Meetings

The Vancouver Chapter holds monthly meetings for writers in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Members from other chapters are always welcome as are writers new to Willamette Writers.

Unless otherwise stated…

Meeting Time

The Vancouver Chapter meets from 6:00 – 7:30PM on the third Monday of each month except for December and August.

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at at The Quarry Senior Living Center in Vancouver. All are welcome.

415 SE 177th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683

Meeting Format

  • 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Socializing
    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Program

Meeting Cost

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. Nonmembers are invited to offer a donation of $5. None will be turned away.

Thank you for your support!

Would you like to be a speaker?

We are always looking for new speakers from around the region and around the country. Do you have a topic of interest to present to writers in our region? Email us with your suggestions.

The Chapter Chair

The Vancouver Chapter is run by a chair who creates a program to fit the needs and interests of the Willamette Writers members from the Vancouver area.

Kathleen Colvin

Kathleen loves books. When she was a kid, she’d spend her entire weekly allowance on books at a beloved downtown Portland used bookstore.

She now has over 3,500 books in her bookcase-lined office. She especially loves her Oregon history books. Even though her office is at capacity, she can always find space for one more book.
Kathleen has traveled all around her home state of Oregon, and she loves small towns. After writing two books on Oregon history (published by Oregon State University Press), she was inspired to write a cozy mystery series set in an Oregon small-town bookstore.

For the past 20 years, Kathleen has researched strong, inspirational women. It’s no surprise then that her cozy mysteries feature a strong woman as the sleuth.

When she’s not reading or writing books, she’s either visiting small towns in Oregon or exercising. She loves dumbbells and works out in her garage. All this exercise serves her long-term goal for when she’s 95 years old, she wants the doctor to look at her biceps and rethink his or her assumptions about senior fitness.

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