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Quote of the Week

Most of my stories, if not all of them, have some basis in real life. That's the kind of fiction I'm most  interested in.  I suppose that's one reason I don't have much respect for fiction that seems to be game playing.

-  Raymond Carver

Prompt of the Week

 You and your best friends plan a summer road trip. Where do you go? What do you see? What unexpected things happen?

PNWA June Meeting

Pitch Fest: Pitching to Agents & Editors Made Easy

Presented by Gerri Russell


Thursday,June 8th

7:00 - 8:30pm

Webinar Details



King County Library Service Center

960 Newport Way NW

Issaquah, WA 98027



Writer's Conference

Early Bird Registration

Available through May 31, 2017

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

PNWA 2017 Conference: July 20 - 23, 2017

$425 for PNWA Members/ $525 Nonmembers

Register HERE.

Registration includes:

- Access to over 70 workshops

- 1 Pitch Block

- 1 event ticket for each of the three evening events


Not currently a member? Membership is just $65. Click HERE to join PNWA.

Young Author's Day




A FREE event for the young writer in your life.

No registration required.

Writing Workshops and activities for age groups 8-13 and 13-16 only.  Note: A parent or guardian must be present.  

Thursday, July 20th
Noon - 4:00 pm

DoubleTree Hotel, SeaTac, WA
18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188
Evergreen Rooms, Second Floor


PNWA Book Signing Event


YA & Middle Grade Authors


Saturday, May 20th 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8,
Issaquah, WA 98027


Featured  Authors:
Julia Duin
Jerome Gold
Wayne Johnston
William Vaughn
Bors Vesterby

C.C. Humphreys

Master Class


Write a Novel: From Inspiration to Final Edit & Submission

Thursday, July 20th

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$125 for conference attendees, $200 for those not attending the conference

Register HERE.

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2017 PNWA Conference

Thursday Master Class: Write a novel – from first inspiration to final edit – with C. C. Humphreys

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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Fall hours: Open Monday -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665



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Helping authors with writing resources and hosting the summer writer's conference for 62 years.