On Tuesday, December 3rd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers will host an informal gathering of the membership and invite each member to bring a new or gently used book to donate to our Books for Kids program. Or consider a donation by cash or check. All proceeds will be used to buy books for the program and every donation comes with a chance to win a fabulous door prize – writing time at the Cynthia S. Whitcomb Writers House, DVDs and other prizes so fabulous we can't even announce them yet.
We'll have a resource table with information on Willamette Writers programs such as Books for Kids, the Willamette Writers Conference (new venue next year at the Doubletree in downtown Portland North); Young Willamette Writers; and something new for 2014 – a series of workshops dedicated to various elements of writing led by local (and some less local) luminaries, to be held for a small group at the Cynthia S. Whitcomb Writers House. While the list is not complete, discussions are underway with Jennie Shortridge, Clark Kohanek, Eric Witchey, Dana Haynes, and Larry Brooks. Hopefully, we’ll have the details nailed down by the December meeting.
An additional table will be available for all members to display information about services and books.
Finally, our new FiLMLab coordinator, Mary Andonian, will introduce us all to the 2014 FiLMLab competition and screen the winning 2013 film, “Inspiration”, by Barbara Thomas.
We hope to see you at the December meeting. Bring a guest! Admission is free! It’s hard to believe we can squeeze all that into one hour, but the meeting still starts at 7:00 and ends at 8:00.