YWW’s at the Conference
The Young Willamette Writers closed out the summer spectacularly when six members spent a day at the Willamette Writers Conference on August 12. They attended four workshops ranging from world-building in science fiction and fantasy, to creating characters with memorable internal conflict. They had informal across-the-table conversations with four fantastic VIP’s who took time out of their very busy days just to encourage them and answer questions. A huge THANK YOU to Eric Witchey, Larry Brooks, Fonda Lee, and Jennifer Lauck! Thank you, too, to Stephanie Raffelock, a YWW friend and mentor, who flew up from southern Oregon to spend the day with our amazing group of YWW members.
Looking forward, our school-year kickoff meeting is September 6. YWW’s always have a work-in-progress, and they’re welcome to bring a few pages to share. Writing prompts are a big hit, too, so there’s a good one planned for this meeting. And prepare for the big reveal about the line-up of speakers for the upcoming year!
Monthly meetings are geared for students in 5th to 10th grades, and are always free, no signups required. Just show up at 7:00 at the Old Church in downtown Portland at SW 11th and Clay on September 6!
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