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Attend in person, from home, or download all past archived meetings online (29). If you would like to participate in meetings via online webinars, make sure to check your email the Wednesday before each meeting. The email is titled: PNWA "Month" Meeting Webinar instructions.








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November 10, 2016   Memoir Essentials - Can you believe plotting a book can be fun?

7:00 - 8:30 pm at the King County Library Service Center (960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)

Speakers: Theo Nestor

Do you long to write memoir but aren't sure where to begin? Join Theo Pauline Nestor, author of Writing Is My Drink, for this memoir writing class designed to help get you started (or restarted, in some cases). We will do a number of prompted timed writings together and Theo will talk about the memoir genre and strategies for writing personal narratives that resonate with readers and hold their attention. You will leave with some writing underway and a list of resources.


Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink (Simon & Schuster) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed (Crown). She currently teaches for the University of Washington's Professional & Continuing Education department and for Hugo House.



October 13, 2016   Sighs and Eye-Rolling - Showing a Story Through Body Language

7:00 - 8:30 pm at the King County Library Service Center (960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)

Speakers: Lindsay Schopfer

Body language in a novel can be tricky. Too much, and it becomes a distraction. Too little, and all of the characters are little more than talking heads. Join author and writing coach Lindsay Schopfer as he explains how to use this subtle storytelling technique. Participants in this workshop will learn the purpose of body language, how to write it, and how to make the mannerisms of each character distinctive and unique. 

Lindsay Schopfer is the author of two novels, the sci-fi survivalist Lost Under Two Moons and the steampunk adventure The Beast Hunter, as well as the fantasy short story collection Magic, Mystery and Mirth. His short fiction has also appeared in Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk from Writerpunk Press and Unnatural Dragons from Clockwork Dragon.  When he isn’t writing, Lindsay is a writing coach and instructor for Adventures In Writing, where he helps writers learn about and improve their craft.  His workshops and panels have been featured in a variety of Cons and writing conferences across the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more about Lindsay at:


September 22, 2016   The Writing Business: When is your manuscript ready to submit?

7:00 - 8:30 pm at the King County Library Service Center (960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027)

Speakers: Martha Brockenbrough

Is your book ready to go? 
A common error writers make is sending their work out too early. PNBA award winner Martha Brockenbrough will discuss the writing process, how to find our way to our best writing and show you what steps you need to make sure you’ve done your part to make sure your book is ready for prime time. 
Martha Brockenbrough is a Kirkus Prize finalist and the author of the YA novels The Game of Love and Death, Devine Intervention, and The Dinosaur Tooth Fairy, a picture book.  She is the founder of National Grammar Day and author of Things That Make Us.  Publishers Weekly put her book on their Top 10 YA novels of 2015 list. Coming in 2017, are two picture books and a biography of Alexander Hamilton. More at 



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