Willamette Writers Conference

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Type: 
Conference
Location: 
Portland, OR, United States
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The 2022 Willamette Writers Conference was held online and in person at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Portland, Oregon, from August 5 to August 7. The conference featured workshops, panels, pitch sessions, and critiques for poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers. The faculty included poet Armin Tolentino, fiction writers Kristin Bair and Eric Witchey, and fiction and nonfiction writers Melissa Hart and Jessie Kwak. Fiction writers Mark Oshiro and Laura Stanfill delivered the keynote addresses. Participating publishing professionals included literary agents Anissa Dorsey (Great Dog Literary), Mandy Hubbard (Emerald City Literary Agency), Saba Sulaiman (Talcott Notch Literary Services), Carlisle Webber (Fuse Literary), and Kathryn Willms (Rights Factory). The cost of the online conference was $274 ($199 for Willamette Writers members; membership was $57 and could be purchased with registration). The cost of an optional six-hour master class was $274 ($199 for Willamette Writers members). Agent pitch sessions cost $25. Manuscript critiques cost $75. Limited in-person registrations (vaccinations required) were available for $429 and included all breakfasts and dinners. Discounted hotel reservations were $149 per night. The registration deadline was July 22. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Information

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