Category Archives: General

Writers Cafe 3rd Thurs @ 3:30 Barkley Haagen

Join us at 3:30 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month at Haggens in Barkley Village for the Writers Cafe. It’s a chance to talk and ask questions about any topic relating to writing or publishing.

Topics in January varied from: website issues, the meaning of “literature”, the PNWA’s writer’s contest and more. Debu Mujumdar brought two books he is reading by Nobel Laureates: A Personal Matter by Kenzaburo Oe and Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Ed Farrell talked about his interest in Russian literature and poetry. Rod Haynes announced his photography exhibit at Fairhaven Realty for the Art Walk. We also talked about his civil war historical novel and publishing through university presses. Redd Becker touched on her YA science fiction novels. It was a diverse, lively and informative meeting.

Feel free to join us February 15th. Haggens’ sitting area is almost empty at that time and coffee is only $1.09 with refills. All writers are welcome. See you there, Debu and Redd

A.C. Fuller – A Crash Course in Character Arc, through Film – February 14

Take your brain out on an entertaining date on February 14,  2018,  when author A.C. Fuller will present “A Crash Course in Character Arc, Through Film.”

Once a journalist in New York, A.C. Fuller now writes stories at the intersection of media, politics, and technology. Before he began writing full time, he was an adjunct professor of journalism at NYU and an English teacher at Northwest Indian College. He now lives with his wife, two children, and two dogs near Seattle.  His website is

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm (Happy Hour prices apply from 5:30-6pm )
Location: Nicki’s Bella Marina
Upstairs in the Skyline Room
2615 S Harbor Loop Drive,  Bellingham, WA 98225

Cost: FREE (non-members are asked to join if attending more than 2 meetings per year).
Food: Order drinks and extra food (if desired) from the menu.

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

Scrivener Users Group

Scrivener users are welcome to an informal meeting on the fourth Wed. of Oct. at Fairhaven Village Books, upstairs in the Writer’s Corner, from 6:30 to 7:30 or 8pm. Share tips about the Scrivener application. Whether a new or experienced user, bring you laptops and come to ask questions or share what has worked for you. Contact Redd Becker for more information,



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ORO Editions, San Francisco  Fall 2016

Janey Bennett’s lavishly illustrated study of the career of architect Mark Mills, from his time apprenticed to Frank Lloyd Wright to his late thin-shell concrete seashell-shaped houses, is written to be informative to architects as well as the general reader.  Mills was one of the best visionary architects of the twentieth century and it is high time he got the attention Bennett has given him here.

Release date: October 15, 2016. Available for preorder from   Village Books, or from  or

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Have a Great Summer!

We are on our Summer break for meetings until September, when we will be back with a new amazing speaker. We are working on next year’s line up right now, and can’t wait to reveal it to you!

Just because we are not having meetings does not mean we won’t be out and about in the community. Find us at the Chuckanut Writer’s conference in June, and a few of us will be at the Steampunk Festival in July. And we expect local author-members will have their own events to invite everyone too–don’t forget to submit to the website!

Remember our membership year runs from September to September, so your renewal date may be coming up. But all memberships purchased over the summer count toward the next membership year, so there is nothing wrong with renewing or joining early!

(Sunflower photo: “Sunflower from Silesia” by Pudelek (Marcin Szala) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –