Events

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Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Word Works: Daniel Handler on “Writing as Burglary” @ Hugo House
Word Works: Daniel Handler on “Writing as Burglary” March 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Daniel Handler‘s talk will demonstrate how to read like a writer, rather than a reader, with an eye toward “stealing” the structures and other trickery Continue reading Word Works: Daniel Handler on “Writing as Burglary”
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
Norwescon 39 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Norwescon 39 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Norwescon 39 will be March 24–27, 2016. Our theme this year is “Remembering the Future”. Our Guests of Honor are Tanya Huff (Author), Janny Wurts (Artist), William K. Hartmann (Science), and DAW (Spotlight Publisher) represented by Sheila Gilbert and Betsy Wollheim. No matter your age or Continue reading Norwescon 39
Lilac City Comicon 2016 @ Spokane Convention Center
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lilac City Comicon 2016 @  Spokane Convention Center | Spokane | Washington | United States
Next Show: May 14th, 2016 Location: Spokane Convention Center 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201 Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   What is Lilac City Comicon? The goal of Lilac City Comicon (formerly known as Spokane Comicon) is to help Continue reading Lilac City Comicon 2016
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!
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Word Works: Kevin Young on “Throwing Your Voice” @ Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Word Works: Kevin Young on “Throwing Your Voice” April 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Young’s talk will be about voice and the perils of style, as well as the possibilities of habits and finding new ones. After Continue reading Word Works: Kevin Young on “Throwing Your Voice”
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
Hugo Literary Series: Jenny Offill, Laura van den Berg, Maged Zaher, and Dawn Cerny @ Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Hugo Literary Series: Jenny Offill, Laura van den Berg, Maged Zaher, and Dawn Cerny May 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Cliché: The Writing’s on the Wall Meaning: an indication that something bad will happen In a sentence: Continue reading Hugo Literary Series: Jenny Offill, Laura van den Berg, Maged Zaher, and Dawn Cerny
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
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Word Works: Domingo Martinez on “Fearlessness” @ Hugo House | Seattle | Washington | United States
Word Works: Domingo Martinez on “Fearlessness” May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Martinez, author of the bestselling memoirs The Boy Kings of Texas and My Heart is a Drunken Compass, is often asked about the potential pain wrought by memoir and coping Continue reading Word Works: Domingo Martinez on “Fearlessness”
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
Westercon 69 @ Portland DoubleTree Hotel
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm
Westercon 69 @ Portland DoubleTree Hotel | Portland | Oregon | United States
In 1948, Walter J. “Doc” Dougherty of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society proposed that an annual West Coast convention be started for West Coast fans who couldn’t afford to travel east each year. The first Westercon was held in Continue reading Westercon 69
Readercon 27 @ Boston Marriott Quincy
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Readercon 27 @  Boston Marriott Quincy  | Quincy | Massachusetts | United States
Readercon is a conference on imaginative literature, specifically science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The Guests of Honor for our twenty-seventh edition are Catherynne M. Valente and Tim Powers with Diana Wynne Jones as our Memorial Guest of Honor. There will Continue reading Readercon 27
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
Anglicon 2016 @ The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm
Anglicon 2016 @ The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Hotel  | Seattle | Washington | United States
Anglicon 2016: Bigger on the Inside Meet celebrity guests, attend panels and special events, find goodies in the vendors’ area and artists’ alley, cosplay, and hang out with other Doctor Who and British media fans! Anglicon is a Doctor Who Continue reading Anglicon 2016
Aug 19 @ 10:41 pm – Aug 24 @ 11:41 pm
Writing to Awaken: Memoir As A Path of Transformation @ Hollyhock Institute  | British Columbia | Canada
This transformational workshop introduces students of all levels to spiritual memoir and writing as a path of self-knowledge. When we learn to tell the whole truth about experience and to discern our own soul’s journey, we come to understand the Continue reading Writing to Awaken: Memoir As A Path of Transformation
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!
RUSTYCON 34 @ Seattle Airport Marriott
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm
RUSTYCON 34 @ Seattle Airport Marriott | Seattle | Washington | United States
Rustycon 34 http://www.rustycon.com/ Rustycon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention, held locally in the greater Seattle Area, with approximately 500 – 700 people in attendance. We have multi–track programming, a dealer’s room, an art show, and a hospitality Continue reading RUSTYCON 34
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
SFWA Reading Series - Randy Henderson, Curtis Chen, and Fonda Lee @ Wilde Rover Irish Pub   | Kirkland | Washington | United States
The Pacific Northwest is home to a Tardis-Full of Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a fact celebrated every quarter with the Pacific Northwest Reading Series. These free quarterly events provide the Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to Continue reading SFWA Reading Series – Randy Henderson, Curtis Chen, and Fonda Lee
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
Crypticon Seattle @ DOUBLETREE HOTEL
May 5 @ 10:00 am – May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Crypticon Seattle @ DOUBLETREE HOTEL | Seattle | Washington | United States
  Crypticon Seattle is the largest convention of its type in the Pacific Northwest, and 2016 is our 8th year. We anticipate 5000+ attendees for this year’s 3 day event. Our fans will travel from the region extending from Vancouver, Continue reading Crypticon Seattle
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
GeekGirlCon 2017 @ The Conference Center
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
GeekGirlCon 2017 @ The Conference Center | Seattle | Washington | United States
GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is Continue reading GeekGirlCon 2017