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Dear Readers and Writers,
The Writers' Connection assists emerging writers as well as those who've tasted success. Please see our Writer Resources listed below. We also publish a newsletter in which we've interviewed Elizabeth George, Erik Larson, David Guterson, Debbie Macomber, Theo Nestor, Garth Stein, Susan Rich, and more, about their author's journey. See two of these interviews here.
We hope you find these resources helpful as you pursue your writing dreams.
Author of Tightwads on the Loose
Beginning with local resources and further afield.
*For many more resources and events for
writers and readers in Seattle,
begin with Elliott Bay Bookstore
Scroll below for reader and writer resources from national conferences to local events to writing books.
Gig Harbor, Tacoma and Key Peninsula, Washington
Tacoma and Pierce County Library systems (includes Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula and more) offer excellent writer events.
, Tacoma, Book clubs, open mics, poetry readings, and special writer/reader events (253) 272-8801
Tacoma Community College
, Gig Harbor Phone (253)460-2424 Writing classes and the Write on the Sound writer's conference offered in November each year.
, Key Peninsula. Open mics with featured author or poet to be announced monthly at Blend Wine Shop 8914 Key Pen Hwy Call 253-884-9688 for information. Free writing group where writers meet to assist one another, share & strengthen work plus special writer events (253) 778-6559
RESOURCES SEATTLE and PUGET SOUND
, a Nonprofit Writing and Tutoring Center 826 Seattle is dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative writing skills. They are a chapter of a national program and offer after-school tutoring, workshops, field trips, in-school support, and publishing. They welcome volunteers.
Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America
. The mission of the GSRWA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction. One of their goals is to provide a place where writers can come for growth and support with monthly meetings in Bellevue.
Richard Hugo House
fosters writers, builds community, and engages the Pacific Northwest in the world of writing. They have a multitude of workshops and events year-round.
is a collective of Pacific Northwest authors who want to create connections between writers, readers, librarians, and booksellers. They conduct workshops and fund raising events.
Seattle Free Lances
Founded in 1921, Seattle Free Lances is Seattle's oldest association for professional writers. "Rolodex of freelance and contract talent
Sisters in Crime
We are 3600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries.
The Writer's Workshop
The Writer's Workshop is an on-campus and online writing program based in Seattle, Washington. The Writer's Workshop offers classes in Creative Nonfiction, Nonfiction book, travel and fiction writing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (206-284-7121) for more info.
OTHER NORTHWEST WRITERS' COMMUNITIES
Washington state, and Puget Sound in particular, has a plethora of
opportunities to develop their craft and connect with other writers. Here are a
few, most of which offer writing classes.
The Writers’ Workshoppe
in Port Townsend, WA conducts writing workshops, has a large stock of titles on the art and craft of writing, and maintains extensive resources for teachers. Of Interest to Writers
For conferences, discover countless world wide in Shaw's Guide. Note that The Writers Connection does not endorse these conferences and highly recommend you research each one
which holds interest
Oregon Writer's Colony
Non-profit literary organization dedicated to nurturing writing skills of the Oregon writer.
Writing by Stephen King
Stein on Writing by Sol Stein
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
A New Guide to Better Writingby Ph.D. Rudolf Franz Flesch and A. H. Lass
Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
Writing Well by William Zinsser
Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every
Writer by Roy Peter
· Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on the Writing Life by Anne Lamott
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Writing Life by Annie Dillard
ADDITIONAL READING MATERIAL
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