Monthly Meetings & Workshops

Bob Welch on PAINTING WITH WORDS in February

Writing that grabs us on a deep level is writing that’s vivid. Join award-winning author, columnist and Beachside Writers founder Bob Welch for a session on showing rather than telling. Welch will discuss how metaphors and similes bring realness to your story; how active verbs add power to your story; and how action brings life to your story. The workshop will take place on Sunday February 15th, 2-4 pm, at the Newport Public Library. Bob Welch is the author of 17 books, a national award-winning newspaper columnist and a nationally known speaker. His book about the first nurse to die…

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…