Tacoma, Gig Harbor

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Creative Colloquy Writer events, open mic, and more http://creativecolloquy.com/want-to-learn-more-2

Tacoma and Pierce County Library systems (includes Gig Harbor, Key Peninsula and more) offer excellent writer events. 

Kings Books, Tacoma,  Book clubs, open mics, poetry readings, and special writer/reader events (253) 272-8801

Tacoma Community College, Gig Harbor Phone (253)460-2424 Writing classes and the Write on the Sound writer's conference offered in November each year. FREE WRITERS ROOM 4-7 PM Tuesday evenings. Come write with others in silence.

Watermark Writers, Key Peninsula. Open mics with featured author or poet to be announced monthly at Blend Wine Shop 8914 Key Pen Hwy Call 253-884-9688 for information. Free writing group where writers meet to assist one another, share & strengthen work plus special writer events (253) 778-6559

RESOURCES SEATTLE and PUGET SOUND 

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826 Seattle, a Nonprofit Writing and Tutoring Center 826 Seattle is dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative writing skills. They are a chapter of a national program and offer after-school tutoring, workshops, field trips, in-school support, and publishing. They welcome volunteers.

Elliott Bay Bookstore has the most comprehensive list of author events in Seattle on their site. 

Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America. The mission of the GSRWA is to promote excellence in romantic fiction. One of their goals is to provide a place where writers can come for growth and support with monthly meetings in Bellevue.

Hugo House fosters writers, builds community, and engages the Pacific Northwest in the world of writing. They have a multitude of workshops and events year-round.

Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers and other professionals in the mystery field, and the Northwest Chapter serves members of MWA that live in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. 

Pacific Northwest Writers Association. Foremost writers association in Seattle with annual conference, and monthly meetings, annual contest

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Seattle7 Writers is a collective of Pacific Northwest authors who want to create connections between writers, readers, librarians, and booksellers. They conduct workshops and fund raising events.

Seattle Arts & Lectures  SAL’s 2012/13 Literary Series features an impressive lineup of distinguished authors. 

Seattle Free Lances Founded in 1921, Seattle Free Lances is Seattle's oldest association for professional writers. "Rolodex of freelance and contract talent

Sisters in Crime We are 3600 members in 48 chapters world-wide, offering networking, advice and support to mystery authors. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. 

The Society of Children's Book Writers & IllustratorsThe SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. 

University of Washington School of Professional and Continuing Education , nonfiction and fiction writing classes for beginners through advanced. 

The Writer's Workshop The Writer's Workshop is an on-campus and online writing program based in Seattle, Washington. The Writer's Workshop offers classes in Creative Nonfiction, Nonfiction book, travel and fiction writing. Contact nick@thewritersworkshop.net (206-284-7121) for more info. 

OTHER NORTHWEST WRITERS' COMMUNITIES

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Washington state, and Puget Sound in particular, has a plethora of opportunities to develop their craft and connect with other writers. Here are a few, most of which offer writing classes.

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For conferences, discover countless world wide in Shaw's Guide. Note that The Writers Connection does not endorse these conferences and highly recommend you research each one which holds interest

Willamette Writers Conference - Portland, Oregon

Oregon Writer's Colony Non-profit literary organization dedicated to nurturing writing skills of the Oregon writer.

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/writing-and-communication/ A wealth of learning, classes and information. Contact Sarah Grace Del Rosario, Community Outreach http://opencollegesgroup.com.au/

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