Join us for this week's news,
along with some special conference information!
Your Willamette Writers Dispatch
Jill Kelly really helped us get ready to publish! This month, we'll learn how to take that information straight to the Conference, and we'll also discover more about Ray Ballantyne, our March speaker. Can't wait for you to join us!
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!

Ray Ballantyne at Willamette Writers Salem
 
Our speaker, Ray Ballantyne, is a children's author from Salem.
Visit Ray Ballantyne's website/tumblr to learn about him. You may also like this piece about him from Statesman Journal: "Perseverance pays off for retired Salem teacher."

We are really looking forward to Ray's talk. Join us in at the Salem Public Library, Anderson Room B on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. We'll start with some social time, and then get down to work with Ray.

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 
 
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 website, which is accessed by 20,000 unique users monthly. Congratulations, Don!
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. Congratulations to David, and good luck!

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