A Letter from WWP’s Prez and Chief Writer/Cat Herder

Happy New Year Whatcom Writers, Publishers, and Readers!

 WWP’s All Writers Holiday Party held the second Wednesday of December was  a fun and well attended event.

Members from Red Wheelbarrow, Upstart Crows, Bellingham Writers, the Pride of Liars, Skagit Valley Writers League, and others (a whole lot of SFF writers this year!) joined with WWP members in the evening’s festivities.

We had prizes for “What’s My Genre?” game winners,  Authors and Titles Pandemonium, and a White Elephant gift exchange. And, of course, Nicky’s offered libations and vittles. Authors brought in their books to exchange with others. The party continued at the “meeting after the meeting” at Nicky’s bar.

All in all, a great way to wrap up another year here at WWP!

Wednesday, January 13 is the date of the FIRST WWP Dinner Meeting of 2016!

We will kick off  2016 with Rae Ellen Lee presenting “Turning Tragedy into Humor” — something that anyone who has read her “My Next Husband Will Be Normal” truly knows that she can! Rae Ellen is an entertaining speaker and published author of humorous  memoirs and heartwarming  stories.

SAVE THE WWP MEETING DATES – 2nd Wed. of the Month

Be sure to mark your calender for the SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month for the WWP dinner meeting at Nicky’s Bella Marina at Squalicum Harbor except for July and August.

  • Happy Hour Prices 5:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Announcements start at 6:30
  • Presentation begins at 7:00
  • “Meeting after the Meeting” (casual gathering in the bar on the main level) at 8:30 pm.

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year) Annual Membership Dues: $25

Food: Order drinks and food are available for purchase and you can order from the full menu.

Nicky’s offers pub fare along with steamed vegetables, risotto, and steaks and the best fish and chips in town along with a full bar. We meet upstairs at the Skyline Room with the gorgeous views.

Seating is limited and if we underestimate the number of attendees it makes things difficult for the kitchen, wait staff and Nicky’s restaurant, which is graciously giving us our meeting space for free, so please RSVP.

YOUR INPUT is NEEDED and REQUESTED! 

Program and Speaker suggestions for 2016 and 2017 – We want to hear from you! What do you want to see, and who do you want to hear? What type of topics are you interested in? ​

Please contact Pamela Beason, Speaker Seeker committee chair with your ideas and suggestions at: pam@pamelabeason.com

Visit WWP’s website OFTEN!

www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org

Be sure to visit the Whatcom Writers and Publishers website frequently for the latest in opportunities, discounts, announcements, events, and to make your RSVP and keep your dues and directory listing current!

BREAKING INTO BOOK CLUBS

Finally​, I will not be attending January’s meeting because I will be heading to Nacogdoches, Texas for the Beauty and the Book Club weekend with Kathy Murhpy — Empress of the Pulpwood Queens Book Club, which has more than 600+ chapters. I am attending to see how to get books on the “Official Pulpwood Queens’ Book List.” I promise a full report at February’s meeting! 

Best wishes for the NEW YEAR! ​Keep on Writing!

​Kiffer Brown, Prez & Chief Writer/Cat Herder ​of WWP

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