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Willamette Writers is a non-profit and the largest writers organization in Oregon. Need help writing a novel? A screenplay? Finding a critique group? This is a good group to join.

Our monthly speaker meetings are held at the historic Old Church in downtown Portland on the first Tuesday of each month and are free to members who have paid our $45 annual membership fee, free to full time students, $5 for guests of members, and $5 for non-members, which includes MeetUp guests. We also host professional development workshops around Portland. For three days each August, WW hosts the West Coast's premiere conference for writers.

For a complete list of our programs and meetings, visit us at WillametteWriters.org or email office@willamettewriters.org for more information.

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What Is a Story For? With Susan DeFreitas

First Congregational Church

Work, laundry, small children whose dinners we’re supposed to prepare–surely all of them deserve our attention more than the latest novel to have followed us home from Powell’s. But as any reader knows, once you’ve been sucked into a story, you’re along for the ride. Why? Author, editor, and neuroscience geek Susan DeFreitas explores the evolutionary roots of storytelling and how we use stories to help navigate our everyday lives. An author, editor, and educator, Susan DeFreitas’s creative work has appeared in the Writer’s Chronicle, Story Magazine, the Huffington Post, Daily Science Fiction, and Southwestern American Literature, along with many other journals and anthologies. She is the author of the novel Hot Season, which won the 2017 Gold IPPY Award for Best Fiction of the Mountain West, and holds an MFA from Pacific University. She serves as a collaborative editor with Indigo Editing and a certified book coach with Author Accelerator. Learn more... https://willamettewriters.org/event/portland-what-is-a-story-for-with-susan-defreitas/ For more information about Willamette Writers, visit http://www.willamettewriters.org The Willamette Writers annual conference is August 2-4th at the Portland Sheraton Hotel. For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/willamette-writers-conference-tickets-52826413224 Willamette Writers has chapters in Portland, Vancouver, Eugene, Corvallis, Salem, Newport, and Southern Oregon (Central Point). Young Willamette Writers for students 13-18 holds meetings in Portland and Southern Oregon. Southern Oregon, https://willamettewriters.org/southern/ Mid-Valley, https://willamettewriters.org/mid-valley/ Salem, https://willamettewriters.org/salem/ Newport, https://willamettewriters.org/newport/ Corvallis, https://willamettewriters.org/corvallis Vancouver, https://willamettewriters.org/vancouver/ Young Willamette Writers, https://willamettewriters.org/young-willamette-writers/

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Happy Hour at Portland Center Stage

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

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