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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 • Chuck Wendig • Ellen Datlow • Beth Meacham  Claire Eddy
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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Are you stuck on your manuscript? Ready to Switch It Up? Join us on the 29th! Scholarships are still available! Please email info@cascadewriters if you are interested in a scholarship.

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Writing Workshop Spotlight: Sexing Up/Down Your Sex Scenes with Sienna Saint-Cyr (Friday, 8 p.m.) presented by Cascade Writers. Sex is a part of our lives. It's something that most of us can connect with. When added to a novel or short story, an intimate sex scene can offer a lot of insight into your characters. Does your character hide under the sheets and insist the lights are off? Do they shout wildly as they engage? Do they like an audience? How about if you're writing a young adult novel and don't want things so obvious? When do you choose to add more detail and/or fade to black? Come prepared to work your sex scenes! We'll discuss what kind of sex scene is right for your written work and just how much detail to put into it based on genre and what the author would like to achieve with the scene. Ages 18+. No fee. Space is limited. Email workshops@norwescon.org to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

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Writing Workshop Spotlight: Principles of Branding in Publishing with Lee Moyer (Friday, 1 p.m.) presented by Cascade Writers. Branding applies to small presses and book series as well as to you as an author. Understanding all the details of publishing and branding will help you whether you plan to work with one of the big six or self-publish. Participants will come up with five words they want people to think of when they walk into a room and bring those to the workshop. Focus will be placed on how to achieve a persona based on those five words. Come ready to discuss how tying social media, your personal appearance, and even demeanor help create your professional persona. Ages 18+. No fee. Space is limited. Email workshops@norwescon.org to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

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Writing Workshop Spotlight: Fantastic Foldies for the Comic Creator or Zine-ster in All of Us with Liz Argall. (Saturday, 12 p.m.) presented by Cascade Writers. All you need is a piece of paper and a pencil and you can make an unfolding mini-comic that doesn't need staples, has hidden surprises and gets your story out into the world fast. Ages 13+. No fee. Space is limited. Email workshops@norwescon.org to sign up! ... See MoreSee Less

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