Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PNWA Conference, September 13-16

R.L. Stine, author of the bestselling series, Goosebumps, is the Keynote speaker at the 2018 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Annual conference. 

All writers, whether traditionally published, indie published or aspiring, will benefit from attending the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference. The Conference offers a full line up of workshops for all genres including screenwriting as well as opportunities to network with 30 agents, editors and fellow writers.

The Pacific Northwest Writers’ Association (PNWA) is hosting its annual writer’s conference on September 13 – 16th at the Doubletree Airport Hotel.  The program features over 70 workshops across all genres (including screenwriting). You can find the full program schedule HERE.

In addition, the Conference provides a welcoming environment to connect with other writers, agents and editors. Writers looking for a more formal introduction to agents and editors are encouraged to sign up for a pitch session to shop their story to agents and editors actively seeking new authors.  For more information about pitch blocks, please visit our website to view our sessions HERE. 

Master classes are also available at a discount to conference registrants.  Donald Maass, well-known literary agent, author and instructor will be teaching The Techniques of Timeless Storytelling on Thursday.  Christopher Vogler, international script consultant for companies such asDisney, Warner Brothers, Fox and others will discuss creativity in his class The Story Lives in You: Tapping into Your Deepest Creative Sources. 

After a full day of sessions, enjoy our evening events.  Thursday night kicks off the festivities with Keynote speaker, R.L. Stine, author of the bestselling middle grade series, Goosebumps.  Friday night our featured speakers include: Dori Hillestad Butler, Chris Fox, Nancy Pearl, Donald Maass, Julia Quinn, Cat Rambo and Christopher Vogler, moderated by Robert Dugoni.
Saturday night our Literary Contest and Nancy Pearl winners will be announced during the Celebration Dinner.

In addition to the conference, several SCBWI WWA members will be leading a free mini-conference for young writers (8-16) on September 15th. Register here

For over sixty years, PNWA has worked to support writers reach their goals within the ever-changing publishing industry. We are committed to helping writers of all levels find their voice and establish a platform within the writing community.

The PNWAs mission is to develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, writer community. Learn more at

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