Member News

Gregory Nokes to Speak October 1st

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 Appleman Wins Writer’s Digest Award

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 be published in the 82nd...

Homicide Sergeant Thornton Savage of the NYPD is back!

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,...

New Book: Murder at Cape Foulweather

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...

Creating Dynamic Story People

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.

FOM Member Wins Scholarship for Mystery Writing

New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America announces the recipients of the 2012 Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing: Martha Ragland of Portland, OR, and Shizuka Otake of Jackson Heights, NY. Each will use her $500 scholarship award to offset tuition for...

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Bloody Thursdays

Our 2019-2020 Season opens on September 26, 2019 when we welcome Mike Lawson, winner of the 2019 Spotted Owl Award for House Witness. This year we’ll also be joined by authors Rene Denfeld in January and Cara Black in May. In November we welcome an author panel featuring Dana Haynes, Valerie Geary, and J.S. James. Our March guests will be announced soon.

For 2019-2020, we will continue to be at TaborSpace at 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 97215.