get away to Galiano

December 29, 2017

For your mid-winter getaway, consider Galiano Island, British Columbia, where the 9th Annual Galiano Literary Festival will take place February 23 – 25, 2018. An intimate, one-venue festival, Galiano includes a robust lineup of authors, workshops, readings, book signings, and a book fair. Find details on the Festival website and also learn more about Galiano Island.


Looking ahead

July 26, 2017

If an autumn 2017 writing retreat or conference strikes your fancy, here are a number of events coming up in Cascadia and beyond.

meet and retreat

April 17, 2017

Here are a number of conferences, retreats and other events in the greater Cascadia area (and beyond) that merit some planning for the coming months (all 2017).

For readings and other events, see the Calendar page.

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early bird

March 11, 2017

Chuckanut Writers Conference 2014If you’re thinking about attending this year’s Chuckanut Writers Conference, Friday and Saturday June 23 and 24, 2017, registration is now open and early bird rates are in effect (you save $40). Visit the Chuckanut Writers Conference site for details, master class descriptions and a registration link.



February 17, 2017

Galiano Literary FestivalLooking for something to do this weekend? The 8th annual Galiano Literary Festival starts today, Friday, February 17, 2017, and continues through Sunday the 19th on Galiano Island, BC, Canada. There will be workshops, readings and plenty of relaxation. All events are held at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa, a 5-minute walk from the ferry or 15 minutes by float plane from Vancouver or Victoria. Download the complete schedule on the Galiano Literary Festival website.


Writers Resist

January 15, 2017

Writers Resist Bellingham

Today, Sunday, January 15, 2017, writers of every stripe, from communities around the world, are coming together to commit to the fundamental principles of democracy. Events are planned for many cities, including

Visit the Writers Resist website for more information.


Late…but not too late!

September 5, 2016


There’s still time to be a LiTFUSIAN.* Discover Mighty Tieton, Washington. Discover some new voices and some new poetry within yourself. (Tieton is in eastern Washington, about 3 hours from Seattle, about 3.5 from Portland or Spokane, about 5 from Vancouver, BC, and about 20 minutes from Yakima.)

LiTFUSE takes over the town of Tieton Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25, 2016. This year’s featured poet is Ilya Kaminsky, who joins many other fine poets on the schedule.

See the complete schedule and register on the LiTFUSE website.

*LiTFUSIAN – n., lĭt-fūz’-ē-ĕn: (1) Any sentient being who has participated in, or supported, LiTFUSE Poets’ Workshop. (2) A being of pure energy from the planet LiTFUSE.

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