Resources for Writers
Medical Writers Association Northwest Chapter
The Pacific Northwest chapter of the American Medical Writers Association helps members stay informed about medical issues and develop skills and relationships for working in this region. Annual symposium, quarterly chapter meetings, and frequent informal coffee gatherings.
for Women in Communications Seattle Professional Chapter
Association goals are to: promote the advancement of women in all fields of communications; to work for the first amendment rights and responsibilities of communicators; to recognize distinguished professional achievements; and to promote high professional standards. (206) 654-2929
Federation of British
The Federation of British Columbia Writers is a non-profit organization of professional and emerging writers, writing in all genres from every region of the province. PO Box 3887 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z3. Tel: 604-683-2057
Association of Business Communicators/Seattle
IABC is a learning community for professionals committed to improving the effectiveness of organizations through strategic communication. Open to all communication professionals. Meetings are monthly or bi-monthly in the Puget Sound region. (206) 654-3400
National Association of Science Writers Inc. Puget Sound Chapter
NASW was formally incorporated in 1955 with a charter to "foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public." Monthly e-newsletter, regional meetings.
National Writers Union
(NWU) Seattle Local
The National Writers Union (NWU) is an AFL-CIO Local, and the only union in the country that represents freelance commercial writers. Contract advice, health insurance, job bulletins, and a network of grievance officers. Seattle (206) 282-9744
Christian Writers Association
For published and aspiring writers. Goals are: supporting and encouraging one another in a noncompetitive environment; developing excellent, professional writing skills; encouraging one another to live the Christian life and to seek His will for our writing. Meets in Bellevue on the 1st Monday of the month.
A regional alliance of professional freelance editors, whose members are developmental and substantive editors, copy editors, and proofreaders. Bimonthly meetings in the Seattle area to share experiences and skills, build contacts, and socialize. 206-760-3348
An organization dedicated to helping screenwriters in the Northwest further their craft and careers. The NWSG brings agents, managers, producers, and other Hollywood players to Seattle to talk about the art and business of filmmaking, the craft of writing, and the many ways to launch a career. For established and beginning screenwriters.
A place for novice and professional writers to receive peer support and encouragement. Monthly programs;, conferences and workshops; writers’ retreats. P.O. Box 15200, Portland OR 97293-5200 (503) 827-8072
PNWA connects Northwest writers with each other and the publishing industry. It encourages excellence in writers, diversity in the writing community and partnerships with other arts and services organizations. P.O. Box 2016 Edmonds, WA 98020-9516, (425) 673-2665.
PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, produces a quarterly public performance of poetry, publishes an anthology of the poetry for each quarterly performance, and provides a network for poets and poetry. 206.682.1268
Sound Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication
Employment, learning and skill sharpening opportunities promoted. Newsletter, annual competition, scholarships, seminars. Monthly meetings third Tuesday in Bellevue
Renton Writers Workshop
Workshops are designed to improve our craft by writing regularly, giving constructive criticism to manuscripts, and sharing publishing information.
Renton School District Administration Building. First and Third Thursday, September through June, 10am-12:00pm. Mary Brockway (425) 255-5574 or Lola Gentry (206) 772-6291
The mission of Richard Hugo House is to build a vital learning community that develops and sustains practicing writers doing essential work. It is a place that nurtures writers, readers and audiences of books, plays, films, and brings innovative and effective writing education to people of all ages and backgrounds. (206) 322-7030 1634 11 Ave, Seattle WA 98122
of America (RWA) area chapters - Eastside RWA
Eastside RWA is a place where both published and unpublished romance writers will find encouragement, friendship, and resources to hone their craft.
Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month in Bellevue. P.O. Box 333 Bellevue, WA 98009
Seattle Romance Writers of America (RWA)
The Greater Seattle area chapter holds monthly meetings, has an extensive tape library, an on-line, monthly newsletter, and is a great place to network with fellow members. So if you're looking for a writing group to call your own, this is a good place to meet fellow professionals who share the same interest in writing.
The purpose of the Seattle Free Lances shall be to promote fellowship and to share information among professional freelance writers, as well as to inspire the Membership to produce and publish better work. If you would like further information regarding Seattle Free Lances, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWA serves as a writers’ resource and information bank, providing opportunities for you to meet fellow writers and professionals in the writing world. Monthly meetings include open announcements by members about achievements and information about other writing groups, conferences, contests, markets, and publishing trends.
A professional network for women writing and working in current and emerging media. We encourage women to mentor one another and to showcase their online writing and editing skills on our Web site. Our discussion list, regular meetings, and events serve to connect women for the purpose of helping each other develop new skills, experience career growth, and try new approaches with what and how we write.
in Crime (Puget Sound Chapter)
Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to "combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to the inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contributions to the field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries”. For further information about local monthly meetings, speakers, and membership, contact Carol Thiel at email@example.com or Judy Morrison at 425-252-8028. Web site: www2.whidbey.net/sinc
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Western Washington
SCBWI is the only professional organization dedicated to serving the people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in childrenâ€™s literature. Whether you are a professional writer, a famous illustrator, a beginner with a good idea, or somewhere in-between, SCBWI is here to serve you. Monthly professional meetings take place the second Tuesday of most months in Seattle. Blog, critique groups, annual conference, other events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of Professional
Journalists Western Washington Pro Chapter
An organization for working journalists who want to: raise professional standards across all media, ensure public business is conducted and recorded openly, throw a good party occasionally. The chapter's members come from all areas of journalism, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, wire services and on-line news. For information contact Jenny Z at email@example.com or (425) 487-6798
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) is a non-profit organization, exclusively educational and literary. It is dedicated solely to the furtherance of poetry on the national level and serves to unite poets in the bonds of fellowship and understanding. Annual meetings, quarterly newsletter, poetry contests. Washington State Society: Connie Hutchison, 13909 94th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034-1877, firstname.lastname@example.org@aol.com
Writers of America
Western Writers of America welcomes all published writers who derive their livelihood, in whole or in part, from writing about the land and the peoples of the American West, past and present. Our membership includes novelists, historians, essayists, journalists, poets, screen-writers, and others.
Island Writers Association
Three writing groups (an evening group, and daytime north and south-end groups)sponsored by WIWA, offer an opportunity to share work, gain insight, and discuss the world of writing and publishing. Featuring a friendly forum and useful critiques, these groups welcome writers of every experience level. Contact 360-331-6714, e-mail email@example.com
Writer's Cramp is a writing workshop run along modified Clarion guidelines. We are looking for writers and aspiring writers in Seattle and environs who are interested in improving their skills in a constructive and friendly atmosphere. Our focus is science fiction and fantasy, but we are open to exploring and helping with virtually every other form of fiction. (206) 935-1128.
Share ideas, writing techniques, and feedback with a supportive group of writers of all levels and genres. Second and Fourth Monday of the month at 7:00PM. Barnes & Noble 18025 Garden Way NE, Woodinville 425-398-1990
Last Updated: July 16, 2012