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Copyright SWA 2004-5


Past Meeting Links

September 4, 2003
Pam Goodfellow, publisher, editor and author, will launch our season with insights on how to craft and market a successful book. (Meeting Summary)

October 2, 2003
Creating Vivid and Believable Characters. Our interactive workshop will help your fictional children get a life of their own. (Meeting Summary)

November 6, 2003
Indu Sundaresen - Fresh from the publication of her second novel, The Feast of Roses, this successful novelist shares an insider’s experience on what editors want, book tours, and more.(Meeting Summary)

December 4, 2003
Our Annual Holiday Potluck. Bring a dish and your favorite mid-winter writings (Your own or others). Bring a friend for Free. (Meeting Photos)

January 8, 2004
Terry Persun, author and Director of the 2004 PNWA Conference has agreed to pinch hit for Elizabeth and will speak about the creative journey from writing to publishing to marketing. Terry has published two novels, many short stories, and poetry. His second novel, Wolf's Rite, was awarded the Star of Washington by Barnes & Noble bookstores. (Meeting Summary)

February 5, 2004
Our third St. Valentine's Prose & Poetry Feast. Author Pam Binder spoke about writing and several members read their work. (Meeting Summary).

March 4, 2004:
Non-Fiction Workshop. Our panel of experts will help you explore the many avenues for selling non-fiction books and magazines. (Meeting Summary).

April 1, 2004:
(No fooling) Alternative Markets. There's an amazing range of new publishing outlets, from "zines" to independent presses. Learn the possibilities and the pitfalls. (Meeting Summary).

May 6, 2004:
Inside the Mind of an Agent. What do they want from us? Find out how to make your book irresistible to an agent. (Meeting Summary)

May 22, 2004
(7:00 - 9:30 pm) "Writers In Performance" - Our annual contest with prizes for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Selected authors read their work publicly. Dessert buffet. Deadline for submissions is 2/28/04. See our WIP page for details.

2002-2003 summaries, click here.