A two-day conference on solstice weekend, June 21-22, the Chuckanut Writers Conference will offer a range of workshops, meetings with agents, and author readings. Our conference team has been hard at work on creating a diverse and exciting program featuring seventeen writers and publishers. Now in its third year, we are looking forward to seeing some familiar returning faces, and hoping to see some new ones, too. Past attendee Edie Dietzen of Vancouver, WA had this to say about the 2012 conference: “So inspirational, so supportive. I will definitely be back!” The 2013 Conference promises to be even better!
The Chuckanut Writers Conference will spotlight both authors and agents, and enthusiastically invites writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction to join us for a varied program suitable for writers at every stage of their careers. A joint effort of Village Books and Whatcom Community College, the conference emphasizes craft presentations, discussion, and author interaction. The two-day conference will launch at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 21, with featured speakers, panels, breakout craft sessions, signings, and a faculty reading. The conference will conclude Saturday evening, June 22 with concurrent open-mics for the participants at venues in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven District.
This year’s faculty are: Alice Acheson, Bruce Beasley, Jeff Bender, Wendy Call, Karen Finneyfrock, Waverly Fitzgerald, Kathleen Flenniken, Mary Hammerbeck, Thor Hanson, Gary Luke, Frances McCue, Suzanne Paola, Brenda Peterson, Naseem Rakha, Natalie Serber, Jennie Shortridge, and Garth Stein.
Please visit our website for more information and registration: www.chuckanutwritersconference.com