Whatcom Writers and Publishers invites all writers to our welcome-back-kick-off meeting. It will begin with Sean Dwyer highlighting a compiled list of conferences and sales opportunities to consider this year. There will also be plenty of time to reconnect after the summer holiday and share your summer news. We’ll have table space to show and sell your books. Please RSVP to guarantee a seat. The official start time is 6 pm; come at 5:30 to get happy hour prices.
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.
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 www.LaurelLeighWriter.com. 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.”
This past meeting was a bittersweet moment as it was our final meeting for the year. Stefanie Winger from Barnes and Noble gave a wonderful talk to WWP about Nook Press and what it provides for authors. We look forward to coming back in September with even more fantastic speakers. Have a great summer!
Special thanks to Harvey Chute for coming to speak to WWP about kboards.com this past Wednesday. He gave wonderful insights about how this online forum can be a vital resource for authors. We all enjoyed eating, mingling, and the occasional glass of wine.
Don’t forget to check out our next speaker for June!