Friday, December 20, 2019

Rene Denfeld Speaks to Willamette Writers PDX Chapter January 7th

Writing from Real Life: Everyone Has a Story

Join us for our first Portland Chapter meeting of the new year on January 7, 2020 with New York Times Bestselling novelist, Rene Denfeld. With years of hard work and sacrifice, Denfeld went from unknown writer to award-winning, bestselling novelist. Join us as she explores how to tell your own story, with tons of practical publishing and writing advice.


About Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is the bestselling author of The Butterfly Girl, The Child Finder and The Enchanted. Her novels have won numerous honors, including a prestigious French Prix, an ALA Medal for Excellence in Fiction, a Carnegie listing, an IMPAC listing, Oregonian best book of the year and more. A longtime death row investigator, Rene has won awards for her justice work, including a Break the Silence award in Washington, DC and being named Hero of the Year by the New York Times. Rene grew up in Portland, where she overcame severe poverty, abuse and homelessness. She lives in Portland with her children, all adopted from foster care.

Meeting Schedule:

Doors open at 6:30PM. 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Setup, Fellowship and Refreshments 7:00-8:15 p.m., News and Announcements followed by the Program 8:15-8:30 p.m., Book signings etc

Meeting Details

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. Fee for nonmembers to attend meetings at the Portland chapter meetings is $5 (suggested donation). For information about Willamette Writers chapters in Vancouver, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Newport, and Medford, visit http://willamettewriters.org/events/category/monthly-meetings/list/

About the Meetings

The Portland Chapter holds monthly meetings for writers in the Portland metropolitan area. Members from other chapters are always welcome as are writers new to Willamette Writers.
Unless otherwise stated...

Meeting Time

The Portland Chapter meets on the first Tuesday of each month except for August when we head to the Willamette Writers Conference.

Meeting Location

Meetings are held at the First Congregational Church at 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205.

Meeting Format

  • 6:30-7:00 p.m., Meeting Setup, Signup, Fellowship and Refreshments
  • 7:00-8:15 p.m., News and Announcements followed by the Program
  • 8:15-8:30 p.m., Book signings, silent auctions, or other events in the back room
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Meeting Cost

Monthly meetings at all the chapters are free for members of Willamette Writers. Fee for nonmembers to attend meetings at the Portland chapter meetings is $5 (suggested donation).

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