Meetings

We meet on the first Monday of each month at Life Community Church 232 - 5th AVE S., Kirkland WA from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. When there is a holiday on the first Monday of the month, we meet on the second Monday. We take July and August off.

Come in early! We start informal networking at 6:30 PM.  It is a great time to meet people and have a cup of coffee and a snack.

See the list below to see when we meet next.

Upcoming events

    • February 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday, February 2nd

    Steve Brock

    Travel Better, Write Better: The Virtuous Cycle of Travel and Creativity

    How does travel affect our writing? Whether it’s a trip around the world or just around the corner, place, movement, and distance all have sometimes surprising consequences for our writing. 

    Learn how where you are affects who you are and how small changes in location can lead to big changes in creative breakthroughs and ideas. You don’t have to be a world traveler to benefit from these insights.

    However, if you do travel or dream of traveling more or of doing actual travel writing, you’ll come away with practical tips on how to travel and write better as a result.

    BIO: Steve Brock is the CEO of Brand:Wallop, a strategy and integrated marketing consultancy specializing in branding, social marketing (fundraising for non-profits and Corporate Social Responsibility for corporations) and the Internet. Steve has led branding and digital marketing projects for clients ranging from corporations such as Microsoft, Walmart, Rain Bird, and Safeco Insurance, to not-for-profit organizations such as the American Bible Society, American Red Cross, Compassion International, Cru, Focus on the Family, the Salvation Army, and World Vision.

     

    Prior to Brand:Wallop and the previous agency he ran, HighPoint Solutions, Steve served in a variety of leadership roles at World Vision, headed up the import/export division of a Japanese electronics manufacturer, and taught a graduate program in International Marketing and Trade in China. Steve graduated with distinction from The Thunderbird School of Global Management with an MBA in the areas of Pacific Rim studies, Marketing and Mandarin Chinese. Steve holds a BA from the University of Redlands where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a dual major in Economics and German.

     

    And sometimes Steve actually finds time to write about faith and travel at www.MeaningfulTraveler.com and about creativity, travel and meaning atwww.StephenWBrock.com.

    Devotional: Karen Higgins, "And It Was Good"

    Christian Writer's Coach: Mindy Peltier, "Writing to Heal: Healing to Write"

    • March 02, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday January 5th

    Janalyn Voigt


    Engaging Readers Through the Who of You

    Novelist Janalyn Voigt shares her struggle as a multi-faceted artist and a multi-genre author to gain clarity and build an audience of engaged readers. 

    She'll discuss the detours she took and what they taught her, describe her successes and failures, and explain how she finally came up with a single word to define herself as an artist.

    Janalyn's story will challenge and inspire you with a renewed sense of your value as a creative artist. You'll leave with a handout to help you focus so that you can better connect with your own readers.

    BIO: Janalyn Voigt is a writer and professional speaker with a photography habit and a passion for travel. She blends adventure, romance, suspense, and whimsy to create unique fictional worlds for readers. Beginning with DawnSinger, Janalyn’s epic fantasy series, Tales of Faeraven, carries readers into a land only imagined in dreams. New York Times bestselling author Eric Wilson called  Janalyn "a fresh voice in the realm of fantasy." Brides of Alba author Linda Windsor described Janalyn’s unique writing style as bardic prose. 

    In a happy marriage of location, genre, and author, Janalyn is developing a romantic suspense series set in Ireland. She is represented by Sarah Joy Freese of Wordserve Literary. Her memberships include American Christian Fiction Writers and Northwest Christian Writers Association. Visit her at Creative Worlds of Janalyn Voigt, Literary Wayfarer Travel, and at Live Write Breathe, where she teaches and mentors other writers.

    When she's not writing, Janalyn loves to explore the great outdoors with her family.

    Devotional: TBA

    Christian Writer's Coach: TBA

    • May 15, 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 16, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Overlake Christian Church; 9900 Willows Road NE; Redmond, WA

    Expect the Unexpected


    With Keynote Speaker: Angela Hunt


    Have rapid changes in the publishing world left you nearly breathless?

    Is the need to keep up with technology interfering with your writing at any level?

    We’ve got you covered. At the 2015 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal, publishing experts and colleagues are ready to share their secrets of success with you through

    • workshops,
    • keynote addresses,
    • panel discussions,
    • individual critiques of your writing, and, new this year…
    • personalized coaching sessions.

    All this is why you can expect the unexpected at the Renewal. Here you will find other authors ready to encourage you. You will meet and be taught by successful mentors and publishing experts, some of whom have come from around the country—and Canada—to guide you.

    Join us to glimpse what God can do through people who are willing to sharpen their writing gifts and make a difference in the world. At our two-day “boutique” conference, you’ll find encouragement, inspiration, and shared excitement with others in the publishing industry. Sign up today!

    Good news! NO increase in registration fee for 2015!

    Registering online streamlines the registration process and enables you to make the most economical choices for attending our event. Conferees who wait to sign up on site will be assessed a $10 administration fee.

    We look forward to seeing you at this year's Renewal.


Past events

January 24, 2015 The WriteTech Conference
January 05, 2015 January Monthly Meeting
December 01, 2014 December Monthly Meeting
November 03, 2014 November Monthly Meeting
October 06, 2014 October Monthly Meeting
September 08, 2014 September Monthly Meeting
June 02, 2014 June Monthly Meeting
May 05, 2014 May Monthly Meeting
April 11, 2014 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
April 07, 2014 April Monthly Meeting
March 03, 2014 March Monthly Meeting
February 03, 2014 February Monthly Meeting
January 06, 2014 January Monthly Meeting
December 02, 2013 December Monthly Meeting
November 04, 2013 November Monthly Meeting
October 18, 2013 2nd Annual Serenity Writing Retreat
October 14, 2013 October Monthly Meeting - DATE CHANGED
September 09, 2013 September Monthly Meeting
June 03, 2013 June Monthly Meeting
May 17, 2013 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 06, 2013 May Monthly Meeting
April 01, 2013 April Monthly Meeting
March 18, 2013 Seven Secrets for Effective Author Websites
March 04, 2013 March Monthly Meeting
February 04, 2013 February Monthly Meeting
January 07, 2013 January Monthly Meeting
December 03, 2012 December Monthly Meeting
November 05, 2012 November Monthly Meeting
October 01, 2012 October Monthly Meeting
September 28, 2012 Serenity Writing Retreat
September 10, 2012 September Monthly Meeting
June 04, 2012 June Monthly Meeting
May 18, 2012 Northwest Christian Writers Renewal
May 07, 2012 May Monthly Meeting
April 02, 2012 April Monthly Meeting
March 05, 2012 March Monthly Meeting
February 06, 2012 February Monthly Meeting
January 09, 2012 Monthly Meeting

                                                                                        

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