Local & Regional

Local Organizations and Groups

Pacific Northwest Writers Association
Skagit Valley Writers League
Whidbey Island Writers Association
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): Bellingham Area contact: Lori Gudmundson (360) 734-2225
Village Books hosts writing and book groups.
Bellingham Writers Group – Once a month fiction critique meetings.
Whatcom Young Writers – For writers under 18.
Chuckanut Sandstone Writers
Red Wheelbarrow Writers


Chanticleer Authors Conference – The marketing and business of being an author
Chuckanut Writers Conference – Writing Craft, agents & editors
Surrey International Writers Conference – Just north of the border
PNWA conference – one of the biggest in the Northwest

Connecting Whatcom Writers, Books & Readers