2024 Three-Day Critique Workshop

WHEN: July 12, 2024 @ 9:30 am – July 14, 2024 @ 3:00 pm (all times are PST)

COST: $275 — rate goes up on January 1st!

WHERE: Fairfield Inn and Suites, Bremerton, WA.

NOTEProof of Covid Vaccination Required for the Three-Day Critique Workshop, July 12-14, 2024. 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 [email protected]

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 server. 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.

SPEAKERS: Cat Rambo and Arley Sorg… More To Be Announced

REGISTRATION: Click here to register.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Click here for scholarship information

Speakers confirmed for 2024 include Cat Rambo, Arley Sorg, and Nancy Kress. Watch this space for more. Meanwhile, check out what some of the 2023 participants had to say:

This conference makes sure writers’ needs are met such as making adjustments for my personal conflicts. Everybody is welcomed such as ensuring everybody has lunch partners. Met great people. Learned a lot about writing.

~ PN

The small size of the event made it seem like everyone was involved and interacting.

~ SC

It was nice to be listened to, instead of shut down which is what I often get. It made me feel supported and valued. I liked feeling like a participant. That’s unique. So, thank you for that.

~ JH

Honestly, I think this was far and away the best ‘bang for your buck’ conference I have ever attended.

~ KB

Thank you so much everyone, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me, and so memorable! I learned so much from all of you! A truly special weekend

~ KK

Had a blast! Thanks everyone!

~ BB

Very productive weekend, and had the best time with y’all!!

~ EW

+1 to having a great time! Thank you to all the organizers for a great conference!

~ ST

I too had a superlative time navigating the intricacies of word thingies with the fine operatives disguised as workshop attendees who also do, or do not karaoke sufficiently to elicit applause, or at least a grimace, and therefor are thereto ascribed to do it again at some point into the future, god willing.

~ DS