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Clover, A Literary Rag ~ January 24 Reading at Village Books

The creative team of Mary Gillilan and Norman Green, editors of Clover, A Literary Rag,  will host a unique reading by authors of the popular lit journal on Sunday, January 24, at 4 p.m. at Village Books in Fairhaven WA. This reading celebrates Clover‘s #10 issue, since launching in 2011.


Clover, A Literary Rag is published twice a year by the Independent Writers’ Studio and publishes poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.  To subscribe or submit to Clover, visit the IWS site.

Authors James Bertolino, Anita Boyle, Susan Chase-Foster, Larry Crist, Victoria Doerper, Susan Erickson, Paul Hunter, Ramon Ledesma, Andrew Shattuck McBride, Jim Milstead, John James Reid, Karen Vande Bossche, and Laurel Leigh will read at this event.

Hope to see you there!


Laughing and Learning with Laurel Leigh

Laurel Leigh helped WWP kick off the year “write” with talking about how to diagnose some of the issues authors are searching for in their manuscripts. Laurel had brilliant examples and anecdotes to share.  Check out Laurel’s website at We had plenty of new members attend, and we bet they learned a ton. Everyone  is waiting with their pens ready to come to our October meeting with Terry Persun on “Exploring the Amazon Avenues for Authors.”


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The World of Independent Publishing

Interested in self-publishing your book? In this interactive class,
you’ll learn practical strategies to help you get started! We’ll
cover the essentials of print publishing, including costs, real-world
sales figures and profits, as well as marketing hooks and other
promotion tips. We’ll also discuss publishing eBooks—formatting,
royalties, where to sell your eBook, and how independent publishing
can jump-start your writing career. Instructor Susan Colleen Browne is the author of seven independently published books, including the Whatcom County-set memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills. Her latest novel, The Hopeful Romantic, will be released May 2015.

The World of Independent Publishing

Date: April 22 & 29, 2015
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Village Books
Cost: $69
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