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.
2nd Wednesday (except July, Aug.), 5:30-8:30pm. Whatcom Writers and Publishers Dinner & Speaker. Nicki’s Bella Marina.                        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.
Last Monday, 7:00-9:00pm. Open Mike with Sean Dwyer Readings.

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

Orcas Island Literary Festival


Chuckanut Writers Conference


PNWA Writers Conference


Surrey International Writers Conference

Connecting Whatcom Writers, Books & Readers