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We are a free and inclusive community of writers, readers,
and storytellers of all ages, skill levels, and genres. Please join us.

Our World Class Workshops Feature
Top New York Editors, Agents, and Authors

John Scalzi • Neil Clarke • Ellen Datlow • Beth Meacham Claire Eddy • Sara Megibow • Lucienne Diver 
and many more notable authors and speakers.

Premier Workshops

Premier Workshops are held for a fee with limited seating. These workshops often feature opportunities to pitch work to agents, critiques by editors, and classes held by industry pros. These events offer a full day of programming.

Public Workshops

Public Workshops are free for the public to attend, and feature published writers, editors, agents, illustrators and other speakers from the writing community.

Community Events Calendar

Our Community Events Calendar is a great resource for finding upcoming events, including conventions, author events, workshops, classes and retreats. Know of a great writing event? Share it with us!

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IT'S HERE! Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth -- a great late-summer read. Congrats, Spencer! ... See MoreSee Less

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On Saturday, we held our board meeting and voted in new officers and members of the Board of Directors! We welcome aboard Spencer Ellsworth as Vice President and Sean Benson as our Treasurer. We also welcome Rebecca Birch, Jeanne Lewis, and Mindi Welton-Mitchell to the Board of Directors.

As an organization, we are in year of visioning. Ken Scholes is leading us in the process of defining our vision and mission, and to start us off, he read an old favorite story: Harold and the Purple Crayon. And the lesson we learn is that we are the ones with the power to draw up something new. So each of us on the board has a purple crayon to remind us of our role as we begin this process.

We need help!
Zan Ross has volunteered to help us organize our organization! We are making sure our documents are organized and that we have all of the parts and pieces we need.
Jeanne Lewis is tackling programming.
Mindi Welton-Mitchell and Haley Isleib are running social media.
Collin Pointon is running our Patreon page--and we need writers as well as patrons!

We are also planning out our 2018 and 2019 dates for our Summer Workshops and as soon as we have those confirmed, we will let you know.

If you'd like to take up your purple crayon and help in this work, please contact us! We would love to have you join in!

Thanks to Audelia Flint for the photos!
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Board and Volunteer Meeting

August 19, 2017, 2:00pm

Board Meeting and New Volunteers

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