Print Page   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
member meetings
Share |



Members receive access to 9 meetings every year.

Attend in person, from home, or download all past archived meetings online (17+). 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. 





CANCELLED • April 9, 2015 Do Agents Still Have a Role in Publishing?

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

Regrettably we have to cancel our member meeting this month. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Rest assured, we are already planning a make up meeting on the same topic. You will be notified as soon as the meeting is scheduled.

We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you at our May meeting: Historical Sleuthing for Writers: Making it Real. Presented by Brita Butler-Wall.  


May 14, 2015 Historical Sleuthing for Writers: Making it Real 

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

This workshop will be divided into two parts. The first is an overview of how to use period sources including newspapers, travel accounts, and guidebooks to capture the overall setting and events of your novel or memoir. Part Two examines how to use your historical sleuthing to electrify your prose.

An education activist and college professor, Brita Butler-Wall has been teaching for over 30 years and has been interviewed on national TV and radio channels. A trained researcher, Brita has spent six years researching 19th century Swedish and American history for her historical trilogy. She has been awarded research grants and done archival research in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and many sites in Sweden. Her book, A Parent's Guide to Commercialism in Schools, was published by The Center for Commercial-Free Public Education and her documentary film, July Northwest, was broadcast on KCTS in Seattle and on national television in Sweden.



June 11, 2015 Conference & Pitch Preparation Workshop

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

You never have a second chance to make a good first impression. More details coming soon.


Erika Mitchell's first novel, a really horrible chick-lit thing, was promptly relegated to the back of her hard drive. A couple years later she tried again, this time writing a thriller novel. She had way too much fun writing it and a couple months later wrote another one.

Erika's first novel, Blood Money, was published by Champagne Books in February 2013.

Bai Tide, the first book of her new series featuring the exploits of CIA case officer Bai Hsu, will be released by Champagne Books in April 2015.

member meetings

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
There are no files to display.
Sign In

Forgot your password?

Haven't registered yet?


4/15/2015 » 6/17/2015
Spring Quarter Fiction Course

Historical Sleuthing for Writers: Making It Real

5/23/2015 » 6/20/2015
Spring Quarter Memoir Course

Conference and Pitch Preparation

7/16/2015 » 7/19/2015
2015 Conference Registration

Community Search

Sign Up for PNWA News

Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Open Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm

directions >>

Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665
Fax: (425) 961-0768