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President’s Update: What is new and exciting in the WWP

Dear WWP Members,

Attending WWP Monthly Dinner Meetings has never been easier! 

 A New Year, a New Meeting Place, and  a New Meeting Time:
What’s New?
Nicki's Bella MarinaWhat is New About Dinner?  The Selection!
  • You may order whatever you would like from the menu
  • You may order from the Nicki’s bar whatever you would like to drink.
  • Tips/Gratuities are NOT included.
What’s the Catch?  Place Dinner & Drink orders before 6:30.
  • So that the Speaker presenting is not interrupted or disturbed during her presentation by attendees placing orders, we advise that all orders should be placed before 6:30 with the servers.
  • Wear your name-tag so that the servers can match your order with you.
  • Check out Nicki’s menu before the meeting to expedite ordering.  
What Remains the Same?
  • Why? Because Nicki’s Bella Marina brings on staff according to our needs: dishwashers, servers, line-cooks, bartenders, etc.
  • They do not charge WWP for the room or demand guaranteed attendance numbers.
This month’s meeting topic is:

Is It Really All About Power, Money, Sex, and the Serial Comma?  

As presented by Carolyn Dale, writing and editing professor, Western Washington University.
Make sure that you reserve your seat today, if you haven’t already done so.
Attending WWP dinner meetings have never been easier now that Nicki’s Bella Marina is a proud sponsor of WWP!
Visit WWP’s website often for the latest news about our local writing community, writing contests, conferences, community events, Member benefits, Member news, and much, much more.  
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or, more importantly, suggestions about Whatcom Writers and Publishers.
Kathy Brown

September Dinner: “Getting out of the Slush Pile”

Cory Skerry, first reader for Tor.com, talks about how you can move your work out of the slush pile and onto an editors desk.

For the Whatcom Writers & Publisher’s September Dinner and Speaker event (Wednesday, Sept. 19th 5:30-8:30) our guest of honor will be Cory Skerry, first reader for Tor.com and Shimmer magazine. First readers are the gatekeepers. They decide whether your work will go up the chain to the editor. He will share a few of the things he is looking for in a short fiction piece, and how he decides what gets out of the slush pile and what doesn’t. If you have ever submitted your work to a magazine or editor you will find this topic invaluable.

Our dinner meeting will be extra special this month.  We will be kicking off the new 2012-2013 season with a social hour before dinner.  The doors will open at the special early time of 5:30pm and we will have appetizers, soda and tea available for all guests and special discount beer & wine coupons available for WWP members who have made Paypal reservations. As usual we will be at the Windows on the Bay in the Bellingham Yacht Club.

On the subject of Paypal, I just wanted to say that the response to our new Paypal reservation system, and how quickly everyone has adapted to it, has been really great.  It’s so much better for the volunteers who handle the transactions and for our finances.  Thanks everyone.  See you at dinner!