Willamette Writers is the largest writers' organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers' organizations in the United States. Founded in 1965, it is a non-profit, tax-exempt Oregon corporation led by volunteers. Elected officials and directors administer an active program of monthly meetings, special seminars, workshops and conferences. Continuing with established programs and starting new ones is only made possible by strong volunteer support. Members continually explore other ways to interact in the literary community.