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Your Willamette Writers Dispatch
Feeling lonely? Overwhelmed? We hear you. Sometimes that draft seems to take over. Don't worry -- we're here to help! This week, we've got revision strategies, a poet to spark your imagination, and a fantastic Director's Panel that will knock your socks off. Read on for more.
Are You Ready for the Conference?

Willamette Writers Conference registration begins this month. We can hardly wait to share what we have in store. But before we do, did you know that this year, members register early for the conference? It's a special perk for our members only. Are you a member? Do you need to renew or join? Click here to get the chance to register early and join us at the Willamette Writers Conference in August!

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Crossing the Threshold | Portland Meeting

On Tuesday, March 1st, at the Old Church in downtown Portland, Oregon Book Award winner David Biespiel, joins the Willamette Writers to talk about the journey every writer takes, the sequence of thoughts and even actions that occur in your imagination when you write.

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For our Young Willamette Writers meeting at the Old Church, we'll be using The Idea Generator to come up with ideas for blogs, stories, and other fun things to do with ideas.

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Get Your Script Made into a Movie! | FilmLab

At FiLMLaB, the experiment is you!

Willamette Writers is accepting accepting short screenplays for their 2016 FiLMLaB Competition through March 26th, 2016. We look forward to reading your work!

Unlike other screenwriting contests, FiLMLaB offers its winning writer a very unique Grand Prize: the production of their script!

Scripts must be received by Willamette Writers no later than midnight Sunday, March 26, 2016 to be considered.

Library Writers Project Features River City | Member
Doc Macomber's novel River City has been selected to be added to the library's e-book collection as part of the Library Writers Project. The book will be featured on the Multnomah County Library OverDrive web site, which is accessed by 20,000 unique users monthly.
Janet Fisher | Member Announcement 

Janet Fisher will present her new historical novel,
The Shifting Winds, at a signing and reading at Annie Bloom's Books at 7834 SW Capitol Hwy in Portland on Tuesday, March 15, from 7 to 8 pm.

Steve Theme | Member Announcement 

Steve Theme will read from his new memoir, Asphalt Asylum, The Dark Roads to Light, at Another Read Through. This story recounts a solo 7,000-mile hitchhiking journey that changed him in ways he could never have imagined. Steve's work has appeared in the Timberline Review, WORK Literary Magazine, Alaska magazine and others. An excerpt from Asphalt Asylum won the Oregon Writers Colony Short Story Contest, nonfiction. Live music will be served. Hop in; let's go for a ride. Another Read Through: 3932 N Mississippi Ave, PDX Thursday, March 10th, 7:00 - 8:00
David Levine | Member Announcement   

David Levine's short story "Damage" is a nominee for the Nebula Award.The Nebula Awards recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy published in the United States as selected by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, membership in which is open to professional science fiction and fantasy authors.

The 50th annual Nebula Awards will be presented in Chicago at the Palmer House Hotel. Comedian John Hodgman will emcee the ceremony on the evening of May 14.

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