Monthly Meetings & Workshops

Tough love for self-publishers, May 17th

It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just send a manuscript and we’ll do the rest. This is an option for writers, but will the results be up to the expectations? Willamette Writers Coast Chapter welcomes Sally and Jim Peterson at their May event to talk about running the maze of self-publishing. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn to navigate the fast-changing waters of the publishing world, even if it is filled with snake-oil salesmen and nay-sayers. Participants will learn to clarify goals, and begin to understand issues associated with this popular form of publishing. The event takes place from 2-4…

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…