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PNWA - a writer's resource

Over 50 years ago, Zola Helen Ross and Lucille McDonald decided that the NW needed an organization dedicated to helping writers in the northwest connect to other writers, publishers, agents, and editors across the country. They formed a group and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association was born!

Our mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, vital writer community.

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A vibrant writer's community dedicated to helping writers. Learn more

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PNWA does many things to help and encourage writers, but it could do little without the help of its volunteers. Learn more

Board of Directors

We have a fabulous Board of Trustees, made up of an Executive Committee and a group of amazingly motivated Members. This group of dedicated writers and volunteers focus all year on association development, member enhancements, contests, our annual conference, and other events. Meet the Board of Trustees

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