Monday, September 17, 2018

Local Classes, Meet Ups, and Opportunities for Writers and Illustrators

September 19

The next nonfiction writers' coffee klatch will be this Wednesday, September 19th, and Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. Questions? Contact coordinator Lisa Owens at 

And mark your calendars for the full schedule: 

Nonfiction Writers’ Coffee Klatch
Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:00 AM
Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

The Writing of Unpresidented: A Biography of Donald Trump
Webinar with Martha Brockenbrough
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM (RESCHEDULED from 10/17)

Just the Facts: On Researching Your Nonfiction Children's Book
Webinar with Lisa L. Owens
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

Nonfiction Writers’ Coffee Klatch
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
Crossroads Bellevue

Nonfiction Writers’ Coffee Klatch
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 1:00 PM
Tacoma location TBD

Nonfiction Craft Talk with Laurie Ann Thompson
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM
Island Books, Mercer Island

Nonfiction Writers’ Coffee Klatch
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:00 AM
The Loft Coffee Bar, Everett

Nonfiction Writers’ Coffee Klatch
Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:00 AM

Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

September 23
Aspiring authors and author-illustrators can win a consultation with literary agent Anna Olswanger to benefit Born Free's Celebration of Wildlife. The winner may submit up to 10 double-spaced pages of a manuscript, which Anna will review and discuss in a half-hour phone consultation. Deadline September 23rd, details on the bottom of the page here

October 6
The Seattle chapter of the Authors Guild welcomes Luke Frye of Timber Tax to explain Taxes for Authors 101, at the Queen Anne branch of the Seattle Public Library at 2 pm on October 6th. Luke will unravel tax mysteries for authors, including what records to keep, the ins and outs of schedule C, why it's probably unwise to form an S corporation, and how to handle state tax liabilities. RSVP to

October 9
Jolie Stekly's next Writing for Children class series kicks off October 9th! Weekly classes available in both Seattle and Chimacum. More information can be found on Jolie's site, and early bird registration ends September 21st!

October 25
UW Children's Literature Open House with Kathleen Collins, Sociology and Children's Literature Librarian, UW, Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book Curator, UW, and Caitlan Maxwell, Education and (temporary) Business Librarian, UW Bothell. Explore the UW Libraries Children's Literature collections-- from recently published picture books to one-of-a-kind pop-up books and first editions of classic tales. Librarians and curators will be available to answer questions and tell stories about the collections. October 25th, 3:30 p.m., Suzzalo Library, The Smith Room. RSVP here.

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