Postponed: On February 22nd, join Bill Cameron, Dana Haynes, and April Henry for a day-long workshop on writing process, character development, and plot. Due to inclement weather the weekend of February 8th, this event has been postponed. It will now take place on...
On Tuesday, October 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes local author, Gregory Nokes, who will speak to the membership about the challenges of researching obscure historical events and of contriving believable scenes in historical...
Sharon Davis (SD) Appleman won first place for her story, “Going Under,” in the Genre category of the 2013 Writer’s Digest’s Annual Competition. The story will be listed in the November/December 2013 issue of Writer’s Digest Magazine and...
All five novels of John Mackie’s Thornton Savage NYPD series once again have life. They have been re-published and are available now through Amazon Kindle! MANHATTAN SOUTH MANHATTAN NORTH EAST SIDE WEST SIDE TO KILL A QUEEN A seventeen-year veteran of the NYPD,...
Fat Lady Press, known for its humorous mysteries, has released its newest novel, Murder at Cape Foulweather, the first in a series by the Sun City Sluts. The five Sun City Sluts, fortyish, fast and full of hell, attend a writing workshop at a remote lodge on the...
PORTLAND, OR: Characters are at the heart of all compelling fiction. Commercial fiction, short stories, or the Great American Novel – they all have at their heart at least one character who touches readers in unexpected ways. An upcoming Oregon Writers Colony...
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Join us for the 2017-2018 Bloody Thursday season.
September 28, 2017: Robert Dugoni, Spotted Owl Award winner
November 16, 2017: Finn JD John, Off-Beat Oregon
January 25, 2018: Local Women of Mystery Panel with Kate Dyer-Seely, Cindy Brown, and Angela Sanders, moderated by Bill Cameron
March 22, 2018: John Burley*
May 24, 2018: Local Men of Mystery Panel with Baron Birtcher, Warren Easley, and Grant Bywaters moderated by Kelly Garrett
For our new season, we will be moving to TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.
*Note: Lou Berney will be joining us in November 2018.