Monthly Meetings

Our Portland speaker meetings have 65 to 100 attendees. They are held the first Tuesday of each month at the historic Old Church in downtown Portland, 1422 SW 11th Ave. Fellowship begins at 6:30, the meeting starts at 7 and ends at 8. Book signings, silent auctions, or other events are held in the back room after the meeting until 8:30 pm. The Young Willamette Writers’ meeting for grades 5 to 10 takes place in an adjacent room.

The speaker meetings are free to WW members and full time students. Guests of members are asked for a $5 donation, and non-members pay $10. Information on speakers is posted below. Join us on MeetUp to receive meeting updates, and follow us on Twitter @wilwrite.

For detailed information about meetings at our chapters, check out the websites for the Mid-Valley, Salem, the Coast, Southern Oregon, and Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis.

Speaker schedules can change and we do our best to keep you informed. Questions? Email wilwrite@willamettewriters.com

Why You Still Need An Agent (and Why An Agent Still Needs You)

On Tuesday, May 5th, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers presents a special program with literary agent, Chip MacGregor, and best-selling author Leslie Gould. Chip will field all questions: ⋅ What’s hot? ⋅ What does an agent do? ⋅ Do I need an agent in today’s publishing economy? Leslie Gould is the…

Why a Bad Attitude Is a Good Thing

Author and speaker Eric Witchey

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In a few, short weeks, I’ll be standing on the stage and speaking at Old Church again. The idea is terrifying, which seems to surprise people who know me because not only do I seem to love public speaking, I actually do love it. Sadly, my love of public speaking does nothing to keep me from being terrified beforehand. T

Jeff Baker – Have I Got a Review for You

On Tuesday, March 3rd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes Jeff Baker, The Oregonian’s book editor and friend to writers everywhere. As the Sunday Arts and Entertainment editor and the book editor at The Oregonian in Portland, Jeff assigns and edits news and feature articles on arts and culture in Portland.…

Fund Your Creative Project – Gigi Rosenberg

Author and speaker Gigi Rosenberg, who speaks and teaches a workshop for Willamette Writers in February 2015

On Tuesday, February 3rd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes celebrated author and coach, Gigi Rosenberg, who will introduce us to the world of grants, how to research them and even how to enlist the help of friends and colleagues in writing them. Gigi says: “Even if you don’t end up…

The Red Carpet Treatment – FiLMLaB

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On Tuesday, January 6th, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers presents a special program devoted to FiLMLaB 2015. FiLMLaB, now in its 4th year, already boasts an award-winning short film from year one, Alis Volat Propriis, by Portland writer, Haley Isleib. FiLMLaB Coordinator and Exec. Producer Ruth Witteried picks up the gauntlet…