Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Welcome to Information about the Willamette Writers 2021 Online Conference

At Willamette Writers, we are passionate about the community, craft, and career of all writers.

This year's conference will be completely online via Zoom! That means you get a front row seat for all of our keynotes, workshops, panels, and events!

We’re making it even easier for you to pitch to your selected agents without having to worry about missing out on workshop programming, by offering pitching and critiques July 29th and 30th, and our workshops and panels on July 31st and August 1st.

Our keynote speakers will be New York Times best-selling Young Adult and Sci-Fi author, Daniel José Older, and PEN/Bellwether Prize winner for socially engaged fiction and Portland-born author, Heidi W. Durrow.

Conference registration gains you access to sign up for Master Classes: 6 hour focused classes led by a curated group of revered authors! 

Registering for our conference will also enable you to pitch your ideas to a stellar lineup of agents who want to hear from you! Our Advanced Manuscript Critiques will enable you to submit your work in progress ahead of the conference, and meet with your chosen industry professional at the conference for an in-depth critique of your manuscript.

We thank you for being part of our community, and can’t wait for you to join us this summer! 

Find out more at


Conference Registration:


Early bird until May 31 $249

June 1 onward $299

(become a member)


Early bird until May 31 $324

 June 1 onward $374

Additional opportunities:

Master Classes: Members $199, Guests $274

Pitches: $25

Advanced Manuscript Critiques: $75

 Register here:

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