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Quote of the Week


"Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree."


- Ezra Pound

Prompt of the Week

Your character finds a way to open a portal to another universe. In it they meet themselves. They are completely different due to one decision made in childhood. Write about the interaction and the two versions of this decision.

PNWA Classes

Writing Classes at the Cottage start next week! 


After the First Draft

Tuesday, June 6th

6:30 pm

Register HERE.


Writer Your Story

Wednesday, June 7th 

6:30 pm

Register HERE.



Writers' Cottage
317 NW Gilman Blvd
Issaquah, WA  98027



Conference Registration

DoubleTree Hotel Seatac,

18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188

PNWA 2017 Conference: July 20 - 23, 2017

$475 for PNWA Members/ $575 Nonmembers

Register Now

Registration includes:

- Access to over 70 workshops

- 1 Pitch Block

- 1 event ticket for each of the three evening events


Not currently a member? Membership is just $65. Click HERE to join PNWA.

Book Cover Poster Display 




Looking to make a splash with your book at the Conference?  Check out our Book Cover Display Poster opportunity.  

For $50, you can display an 18" X 24" poster of your book cover.  This is a great way to showcase your work not only to your fellow writers, but also agents and editors in attendance.  

Note: You must be a current PNWA Member to participate.


For more details and to download a form, click HERE.

PNWA Member News

Volunteer at the Conference 

It's easy! Moderate a session you already plan to attend.  Shoot us an email at with 'Volunteer' in the subject line. We'll send you a link to sign up to volunteer. 

 Book Cover Contest

Vote for your favorite

We need your input on the PNWA Book Cover Contest.  Just follow the link HERE a survey where you can pick your favorite covers.  The survey should take no more than three minutes at most.

Thanks to all who participated!

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Thursday Keynote Dessert Reception: Natalie Baszille, Author of Queen Sugar

7/20/2017 » 7/23/2017
2017 PNWA Conference

Thursday Master Class: Write a novel – from first inspiration to final edit – with C. C. Humphreys

Thursday Master Class: Twelve-Stage Writer’s Model of Structure With Christopher Vogler

Friday Night Featured Dinner moderated by Robert Dugoni

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

Fall hours: Open Monday -Friday from 10am-3pm. 

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

Phone: (425) 673-2665



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Helping authors with writing resources and hosting the summer writer's conference for 62 years.