July 7th at Village Books is hosting a Multi-Author Steampunk readings as part of the first ever Steampunk Festival in Fairhaven. Steampunk is a growing phenomenon, even Prada has succumbed and is featuring Steampunk fashion in its new Fall mens fashion ad campaign–waistcoats and pocket watches are back!
Wikipedia on Steampunk:
Steampunk is a genre which originated during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction https://mgpharmacie.c…. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such asVictorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.
If you want to know what all the fuss is about check out the festival and the reading in Fairhaven on July 7th!
Eight local authors met last week to discuss the formation of a new chapter of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) in Bellingham. The proposed name is the Mount Baker RWA and it was decided to have meetings at the Bellingham Yacht Club on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm (potluck and BYOB!).
Writers o all genres are welcome to join, not just romance writers. The group is for anyone looking for a close knit and supportive group of writers. The RWA is a national group of over 10,000 writers and provides all kinds of support to it’s members, including education and legal help.
Those who wish to join the Mount Baker RWA chapter will need to join the RWA at the national level first. And the clock is ticking! Requirements for starting a new chapter are changing on June 12th. If the Mount Baker RWA doesn’t have the required 15 national level members on board by the 12th, then they will have to come up with 25 members in order to qualify!
So if you are at all interested do not delay! Go to rwa.org sign up and then e-mail Kathy Brown
Clarion West is having their ninth annual write-a-thon. The proceeds go to supporting new writers and its a great way to give yourself that excuse to get writing that you have been looking for. Check it out: http://clarionwest.org/writeathon
75 local writers have already signed up.