Meetings & Conferences

Ongoing local writers meetings & workshops and regional conferences which are brought to our attention will be posted here. Let us know about one we missed.

For even more local writing & reading events check out the Village Books Calendar of Events and the Cozy Corner Books and Coffee Facebook Page.

Click here to find out more about the WWP Dinner & Speaker Meetings
Click here for a list of Recent Event Announcements… 

Local Meetings/Workshops


Fridays, 6pm – Village Books “Friday Night Writes” for Teens
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:15pm – Village Books Non-Fiction writers group
1st and 3rd Thursday, 5:30pm – Village Books Poetry writers group.
1st Saturday, 4pm. Pickford. Red Wheelbarrow Writers Pub Night.
2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6pm, Village Books Speculative Fiction writers group.
Upstart Crows Writers Association Writer’s Workshop. (No membership req. for first 2 meetings)
2nd Wednesday, 7pm. Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Open Mic. Firehouse Cafe.
2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:00pm. Village Books Fiction writers group.
2nd Monday, 6:30-8:30pm. Bellingham Writers Group Critique Workshop. Cozy Corner Books & Coffee.
4th Wednesday (except July, Aug.), 6:00-8:30pm. Whatcom Writers and Publishers Dinner & Speaker. Nicki’s Bella Marina.
Last Monday, 7:00-9:00pm. Open Mike with Laurel Leigh Readings.

Fees Applicable 

Mondays, 1 PM. Weekly writing practice – with WWP member Nancy Canyon in Fairhaven. $6 drop-in or $20/month.

Local Writing Classes

The Community & Continuing Education department of Whatcom Community College have partnered with Village Books to create Chuckanut Writers—a series of writing and marketing classes…for writers!

Regional Conferences & Yearly Events


Chanticleer Authors Conference


Chuckanut Writers Conference


PNWA Writers Conference


Surrey International Writers Conference

Connecting Whatcom Writers, Books & Readers