September 14, 2014

West-WORD Ho! To Oregon

My Oregon post dropped at the last minute and it became a perfect opportunity for me to promote a writers group.  I picked the Portland area for only one reason…one of my imported kids, our incredibly talented Ina, of Germany, is in Portland right now for an internship.  I’ve included the initial picture of her adventure. That’s her great and funny boyfriend- traveling companion in the picture standing on the back of that awesome luxury vehicle--yes that's a mattress on the roof--and I feel more comfortable because he’s  along for the ride.   

Here’s some information on Willamette Writers, based in Portland, Oregon. 

Willamette Writers' goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support
system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. Both published, self-published, screenwriters and aspiring writers are invited to join. Dues are $36 a year. Need help writing a novel? A screenplay? Promoting a self-published novel? This is a good group to join.

Our 'dream' writing house is now ready to welcome you!

Use of the writing house is restricted to Willamette Writers members. Not a member? Join by visiting:   It is fun, educational and costs a little over a weeks worth of lattes.

The house is just a hundred feet from Highway 43 and a short distance from I-205 at 2108 Buck St, West Linn, OR 97068. It is near bus stops in both directions. A little way away, across Highway 43, is a Starbucks, restaurants, grocery store and the lovely West Linn Library.

And an upcoming event:  On Tuesday, September 2nd, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Willamette Writers welcomes local author Bill Cameron, who will talk with the membership about his approach to character development.

Visit their site to learn more


  1. A very nice group! They published several of my articles on writing.

  2. I have friends from college who live in Washington, and I've always wanted to visit them, as well as the vineyards in Oregon, where such great Reislings and Pinot Noirs are bottled. But a writer's paradise like that cabin? Wow!


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