In Today’s print edition of The Oregonian’s SW Weekly section, Feb. 12, 2011, they printed my story on the relocation of the Willamette Writers to West Linn, where they bought a home-
Here is the cut and paste of the story as well as the link at the end to the original version, also published online at The Oregonian’s website, oregonlive.com
By Cornelia Seigneur
Photo by Cornelia Seigneur/
The Willamette Writers group will soon move into its new 2,817-square-foot quarters — a 1928 home at 2108 Buck St., in West Linn’s Bolton neighborhood. The move-in date is set for Feb. 15. The house will serve as office space for the largest writers’ organization in Oregon. The living room will be available for critique groups and genre gatherings. The house also has six rooms that writers may rent for $10 for 24 hours. Each room will be named for a famous author.
Purchasing a home is a dream come true for the nonprofit writing organization, which formed in 1965. Currently, Willamette Writers rents space on Barbur Boulevard in Southwest Portland. “We had a notion which became a vision which blossomed into a dream and has now flourished into reality; it’s here, we did it,” said Whitcomb. The group is seeking donated items such as desks, a conference room table and chairs and bookshelves. Contact Whitcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org.