Events

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Mark Does Stuff @ The Clubhouse
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mark Does Stuff @ The Clubhouse | Seattle | Washington | United States
About Mark Oshiro Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (MarkReads.net and MarkWatches.net), where he analyzes book and television series unspoiled, largely in the SF/F genres. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Continue reading Mark Does Stuff
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall into Romance Writer's Workshop @ Lakewood Library | Lakewood | Washington | United States
Fall Into Romance Writers’ Workshop, Reading & Signing Join authors Eilis Flynn, Alexis Morgan, and Victoria Pond for a panel discussion on writing romance followed by Q&A. Date: Saturday, September 19th Times: Author Reading and Signing: 1 – 2 pm Workshop:  2 – Continue reading Fall into Romance Writer’s Workshop
Todd McCaffrey Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays @ Ramada Inn in Kent | Kent | Washington | United States
THIS EVENT IS FULL  Thank you for your interest. Please visit our calendar for other events.   Author Todd McCaffrey and screenwriter John Lovett! When: September 26, 2015 Where: The Ramada Inn in Kent Address: 22318 84th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 Phone: (253) 395-4300 What: Continue reading Todd McCaffrey Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm
PNWA 2015 Fall Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story @ Writers' Cottage  | Issaquah | Washington | United States
2015 Fall Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story 10/6/2015 to 12/8/2015 2015 FALL QUARTER FICTION SERIES: write your story – $400 members/$500 nonmembers Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. Pam is a New York Times best-selling author and Professor with Continue reading PNWA 2015 Fall Quarter Fiction Course: Write Your Story
Author Signing and Reading - Ellen Datlow, Kat Richardson, John (J.A.) Pitts, Elliott Kay, Tom D. Wright, Django Wexler @ University Bookstore | Seattle | Washington | United States
Free author reading/signing at the University Bookstore at the U District location. Ellen Datlow, Kat Richardson, Elliott Kay, Tom D. Wright, John (J.A.) Pitts, and Django Wexler!
October Intensive! Workshop @ Greater Seattle Area
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
October Intensive! Workshop @ Greater Seattle Area
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT Check out our upcoming workshops in April and July 2016. Critique of a story or novel chapter, classes, & more! Who: Ellen Datlow, Kat Richardson, John (J.A.) Pitts, and Elliott Kay! When: October 17, 2015 Continue reading October Intensive! Workshop
Old Growth Fall Workshops @ Various Locations in Seattle
Oct 19 @ 7:36 pm – Dec 16 @ 8:36 pm
Old Growth Fall Workshops @ Various Locations in Seattle
Fall 2015 Workshops Early Registration Ends October 7! Need-based scholarships are available (see below), and the Community Writing workshop is always free. All workshops last for eight sessions. NaNoWriMo Tuition: $30 $20 (until October 7) Mondays, 7-8pm, 10/19 – 12/14 (Skipping Continue reading Old Growth Fall Workshops
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
John Scalzi –Presented in partnership with Tacoma Public Library @ Tacoma Public Library
Who: John Scalzi When: October 24, 2015 Where: Tacoma Public Library – Presented in partnership with the Tacoma Public Library & Cascade Writers. What: Morning writing workshop, followed by John Scalzi discussing his work in the afternoon and signing books. Continue reading John Scalzi –Presented in partnership with Tacoma Public Library
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Writing for Restoration - a workshop inspired by Restorative Justice* principles @ Collaboratory, Hillman City | Seattle | Washington | United States
Writing for Restoration – a workshop inspired by Restorative Justice* principles Tuition: $30 Saturday, 1-5pm, 10/24 Facilitator: Erin Fried Location: Collaboratory, Hillman City In this generative workshop, we will examine conflict as a critical element of fiction, poetry, and personal essay using skills Continue reading Writing for Restoration – a workshop inspired by Restorative Justice* principles
Muse Management and Production in the Story Factory with Ken Scholes @ Olde School | Saint Helens | Oregon | United States
In Muse Management and Production in the Story Factory, Ken lays out what he’s learned over the years, sharing tips and tricks for jump-starting the creative process, finding stories everywhere, and getting the production line up and running in your Continue reading Muse Management and Production in the Story Factory with Ken Scholes
PNWA - Marketing For Authors Who Hate To Market @ Issaquah | Washington | United States
MARKETING FOR AUTHORS WHO HATE TO MARKET – $50 members/$75 nonmembers Presented by PNWA Board Member and memoirist, William Kenower. OCTOBER 31, 2015 Saturday afternoon from 1:00-3:30 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027 Class Focus Most writers’ Continue reading PNWA – Marketing For Authors Who Hate To Market
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Word Works: Benjamin Percy on “Blending Genre” @ Hugo House  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Word Works: Benjamin Percy on “Blending Genre” November 4 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm This talk by novelist Benjamin Percy will explore the borderlands between literary writing and genre writing, what distinguishes these categories, and what we can do Continue reading Word Works: Benjamin Percy on “Blending Genre”
Nov 15 all-day
If It’s Real, Show Me - Clarion West One-Day Workshop @ Seattle’s University District
If It’s Real, Show Me Sunday, November 15 • Hiromi Goto • Details and registration Hiromi Goto November 15 “Do you think that’s air you’re breathing, now?” We believe our world is real because we experience it through our senses. In stories that include Continue reading If It’s Real, Show Me – Clarion West One-Day Workshop
Word Works: Maggie Nelson on "The Writing Body" @ Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Word Works: Maggie Nelson on “The Writing Body” Thursday, January 28 at 7:00pm at Hugo House Maggie Nelson will talk about our different writing bodies and what they mean in the first Word Works talk of the new year. Following her Continue reading Word Works: Maggie Nelson on “The Writing Body”
Clarion West Workshop – Writing in Scenes @ Seattle University District
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Clarion West Workshop - Writing in Scenes @ Seattle University District
Jack Skillingstead and Nancy Kress March 20 The basic unit of fiction isn’t the sentence or even the paragraph—it’s the scene. Learn how to craft vivid scenes that will grab readers’ (and editors’!) attention and keep them reading. This workshop Continue reading Clarion West Workshop – Writing in Scenes
The Business and Craft of Writing @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
Apr 16 all-day
The Business and Craft of Writing @ La Quinta Inn & Suites | Tacoma | Washington | United States
Who:  Mark Henry, Spencer Ellsworth, and agent Sara Megibow When:  April 16, 2016 Where:  La Quinta Inn & Suites1425 E. 27th Street Tacoma, WA  98421 –  (253) 383-0146 (Ext. 6 for reservations) – La Quinta Tacoma. What:  Expect anything!  Pitch to Continue reading The Business and Craft of Writing
Apr 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Clarion West Workshop - Blistering Action Scenes and Well-Paced Stories @ Seattle University District
Jason M. Hough April 17 Learn how to leave readers breathless with blistering action sequences, and practice techniques for crafting satisfying, well-paced stories. In this workshop, you’ll analyze action sequences both amazing and awful, and do exercises that will help Continue reading Clarion West Workshop – Blistering Action Scenes and Well-Paced Stories
Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick! @ Tacoma Public Library
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick! @ Tacoma Public Library  | Tacoma | Washington | United States
Join author Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick at the Tacoma Public Library for a talk about writing, a Q&A session, and a book signing! Her new book, Til Death Do Us Part, releases on April 19, 2016. Book sales will be available onsite! The Continue reading Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick!
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick! @ Bellevue Library | Bellevue | Washington | United States
Join author Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick at the Bellevue Library for a talk about writing, a Q&A session, and a book signing! Her new book, Til Death Do Us Part, releases on April 19, 2016. Book sales will be available onsite by University Continue reading Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick!
May 1 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Clarion West Workshop - From Idea to Story @ University District Seattle
Tina Connolly and Caroline Yoachim May 1 Writers often start with one piece of a story—e.g. an amazing setting, a fascinating character, or a cool scientific discovery. It’s a great idea with lots of potential, but now what? Learn how Continue reading Clarion West Workshop – From Idea to Story
Clarion West Workshop - Equine and Canine Paradoxes: Publishing and Collaborating in the Modern Age @ University District Seattle
Greg Bear and Mark Teppo May 22 Spend a day with Greg Bear and Mark Teppo and discuss media types beyond the prose novel, creative ways for collaboration, and effective strategies for self-starting writers in the digital age. It’ll be a bit Continue reading Clarion West Workshop – Equine and Canine Paradoxes: Publishing and Collaborating in the Modern Age
Clarion West Summer Six-Week Workshop @ Seattle’s University District
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm
Clarion West Summer Six-Week Workshop @ Seattle’s University District
June 19 – July 29, 2016 Applications for the 2016 workshop will open in December 2015.  Every summer, Clarion West holds an intensive six-week workshop in Seattle’s University District, geared to help you prepare for a professional career as a writer of Continue reading Clarion West Summer Six-Week Workshop
Jun 19 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm
Clarion West Summer Six-Week Workshop 2016 @ Seattle
Applications for the 2016 Summer Workshop are now open Go to the Summer Workshop application page to apply. Every summer, Clarion West holds an intensive six-week workshop in Seattle’s University District, geared to help you prepare for a professional career Continue reading Clarion West Summer Six-Week Workshop 2016
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm
Editors and Agent - Critiques & Craft Workshop July 2016 @ La Quinta Inn and Suites | Tacoma | Washington | United States
**Registration for the full workshop is now closed. We have a special treat for this event: Senior Tor/Forge editors, Beth Meacham and Claire Eddy, are both joining us as group leaders! What this means is that they will be critiquing eight Continue reading Editors and Agent – Critiques & Craft Workshop July 2016
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm
Emerald City Writers' Conference @ Westin Hotel | Bellevue | Washington | United States
October 14-16, 2016 Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA Sponsored by the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America Every fall, the Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America chapter holds the popularEmerald City Writers’ Conference, which is currently the largest romance writing conference Continue reading Emerald City Writers’ Conference
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Remember, remember the 5th of November! @ La Quinta Inn & Suites  | Tacoma | Washington | United States
  Remember, remember the 5th of November! This seems like the perfect theme for a Mystery/Crime/Noir and all mix of cross genres event! Even if you’re writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, or another genre, knowing how to twist a plot and Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November!
CREATIVE INK FESTIVAL – For Writers, Artists and Readers @ Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
Mar 31 @ 12:00 am – Apr 2 @ 12:00 am
CREATIVE INK FESTIVAL - For Writers, Artists and Readers @ Delta Burnaby Hotel and  Conference Centre | Burnaby | British Columbia | Canada
CREATIVE INK FESTIVAL For Writers, Artists and Readers   The Creative Ink Festival is a weekend long event for writers, readers and artists of all levels and genres. We are thrilled to announce our Guests of Honour for the 2017 Continue reading CREATIVE INK FESTIVAL – For Writers, Artists and Readers
Switch It Up! with Tina Connolly, Alex C. Renwick, and Kate Ristau @ Taborspace | Portland | Oregon | United States
Switch It Up! with Tina Connolly, Alex C. Renwick, and Kate Ristau Fall in love again… with your manuscript. Got a piece of writing you’ve been looking at so long you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore? Find yourself stuck at Continue reading Switch It Up! with Tina Connolly, Alex C. Renwick, and Kate Ristau
Critique and Pitches June 2017! @ La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm
Critique and Pitches June 2017! @ La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma | Tacoma | Washington | United States
Milford-Style critiques, agent pitches and query information, panels on writing, editing, self-publishing, and more! Join us for our three-day event this June with editors and/or publishers Neil Clarke, Patrick Swenson, and Jaym Gates, agent Michael Carr, and authors Carol Berg, Continue reading Critique and Pitches June 2017!
Jul 20 @ 12:00 am – Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm
PNWA Summer Conference 2017 @ SeaTac | Washington | United States
PNWA provides members with tools and opportunities to turn their writing dreams into reality. Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community.    What can I learn at the Continue reading PNWA Summer Conference 2017