Willamette Writers Conference

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Portland, OR, United States
Event Date: 
July 31, 2024
Application Deadline: 
August 1, 2024
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The 2024 Willamette Writers Conference will be held online and in person at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Portland from July 31 to August 4. The conference features workshops, keynotes, panels, pitch sessions, and critiques for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The faculty includes poet Christopher Luna; fiction writers Emmeline Duncan, Molly Gloss, and Sonja Thomas; and fiction and nonfiction writers Ted Chiang and Miriam Gershow. Fiction writer Jess Walter and publishing professional and nonfiction writer Jane Friedman will deliver the keynote addresses. The cost of the conference, including meals, is $599 ($524 for Willamette Writers members) for in-person attendance and $349 ($279 for members) for online attendance. The cost of an optional five-hour master class is $269 ($199 for members). Agent pitch sessions and critiques cost $26. Manuscript critiques cost $79. Conference attendees may stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for a discounted rate of $189 per night. The registration deadline is August 1. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

Willamette Writers Conference, 5331 South Macadam Avenue, Suite 258, PMB 215, Portland, OR 97239.