Monthly Meetings & Workshops

June 21st Workshop: Just whose story is this?

Point of view is probably the most important decision any writer of fiction has to make when facing the loneliest place on earth: Chapter One, Page One. Randall Platt will offer a free workshop for Willamette Writers Coast Chapter on June 21st at the Newport Public Library. She’ll answer questions like who is the best character to tell the story? Which character offers the best voice, the most possibilities? What about multiple points of view? Every story needs a strong storyteller. What characters, what tense can best tell your story and result in the best possible voice? We’ll dissect the…

News & Events

William Stafford Event

William Stafford Celebration On January 19, from 2:00 -4:00 p.m., Willamette Writers will remember and celebrate Oregon poet laureate William Stafford.  The event will begin with a viewing of the film Every War Has Two Losers. Following the film, local poet Cynthia Jacobi will facilitate a reading of some of Stafford’s poems. Community members are invited to share their favorite Stafford poems, or bring their own work, written in the Stafford spirit. The event takes place in the Newport Public Library’s McEntee meeting room. January is the 100th anniversary of Stafford’s birth. He was Oregon’s Poet Laureate for fifteen years.  He…