2023 Three-Day Critique Workshop

WHEN: July 21, 2023 @ 9:30 am – July 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm (all times are PST)

COST: $275

WHERE: Fairfield Inn and Suites, Bremerton, WA at $159 a night.
Click here before Saturday, July 1, 2023, to make an online reservation

NOTE: Proof of Covid Vaccination Required for the Three-Day Critique Workshop, July 21-23, 2023. Please bring your proof of vaccination to check-in as it is required for participation in our workshop for all registrants, volunteers, speakers and staff. Cascade Writers will also follow all mask ordinances, requirements, and guidance from the State of Washington, Kitsap County, and the City of Bremerton.

CONTACT: Zan Ross info@cascadewriters.com

Our Three-Day Critique Workshop is an opportunity for you to submit the first 4000 words of your novel, short story, or whatever project you are working on, for critique in a group of up to 8 peers led by an industry professional. This is a great way to polish up those first pages and first chapter. Submissions are due six weeks before the event via our Discord channel. Registrants will receive login information a few weeks before submissions are due. There will also be opportunity to pitch to an agent, as well as one-hour workshops and panel presentations on craft, querying, the publishing industry, and more. Optional casual gatherings provide opportunities to get to know other writers as well as authors, editors, and agents.


  • Curtis Chen
  • and others to be announced

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.

SCHOLARSHIP information can be found here


photo credit: Folly Blaine

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. He’s the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and a contributor to Ninth Step Station and Machina on Serial Box. Curtis’ short stories have appeared in Playboy Magazine, Daily Science FictionOregon Reads Aloud, and elsewhere. His homebrew cat feeding robot was displayed in the “Worlds Beyond Here” exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum. You can find Curtis at Puzzled Pint on the second Tuesday of most every month. Visit him online: https://curtiscchen.com