Monthly Meetings & Workshops

Henry Hughes in April

Willamette Writers Coast Chapter welcomes poet and teacher Henry Hughes to their April event. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn about writing poetry, and practice writing about animals. “Whether wild or tame, dangerous or cuddly, food or friend, non-human animals are a big part of our lives,” says Hughes, “the group will discuss ways to write about animals that honors the creatures and our relationships with them. Participants will learn to draft an animal poem that comes alive on the page.” The event takes place from 2-4 pm on April 12th at the Newport Public Library, and is free…

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…