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

    • November 03, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday, November 3rd

    Kathleen Freeman

    No Contest ~

    Entering Writing Contests to Win

    Not all contests are created equal. Kathleen will list the ones she knows about and cover the pros and cons of entering. She'll explore what entering and winning a writing contest can do for your writing career.    


    BIO: Kathleen Freeman is an NCWA writer who finaled in ACFW's Genesis contest twice and won the young adult category in 2012.

    Devotional: Pat Schantz, Topic: "Fortress Breakers"

    Christian Writer's Coach: 

    • December 01, 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday December 1st

    Skip Moody

    Endurance is progress! Being obedient to Gods call is the call. 

    Skip will take a look at our motivations for writing, how we measure success, and how to keep going despite discouragement.


    BIO: SKIP MOODY is a director, writer, and producer of narrative and documentary feature films. His first feature directorial effort is the award-winning documentary “Live to Forgive,” which he also wrote and co-produced. LTF received both foreign and domestic distribution deals. 

    Skip previously worked as an assistant director on the independent feature film “Crimes of the Past,” and is currently in development with several features films and reality TV shows. Skip is a graduate of the Seattle Film Institute where he studied directing, writing, and cinematography. He holds a B.A. in marketing from the University of Washington, where he was also a successful athlete on the football and track teams. 

    Skip is married to his beautiful wife Danielle who is always busy taking care of their five beautiful children.


    Devotional: Monique Munoz

    Christian Writer's Coach:

    • January 05, 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Life Community Church, 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033

    Monday January 5th

    Ocieanna Fleiss

    From Eve to Elijah: What Bible personalities teach us about building memorable characters.

    Trying to create conflict-ridden, flawed, relatable characters? Look no further than your Bible! Ocieanna will dive into the lives of several Biblical characters, uncovering the amazing nuggets of human nature they reveal. She’ll also give practical tools on how to use these in your writing. 

    BIO: Ocieanna (Oh see anna) is a homeschooling mom of fourundefinedBen, 14; Gabrielle, 12; Christian, 9; and Abigail, 7. She grew up in

    Southern California, and now lives in Maple Valley Washington . She’s been married to her husband Michael for 22 years.

    Ocieanna loves to write about God’s love and care for us. She’s co-written three novels with

    Tricia Goyer, Love Find You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington, and her newest book, Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska.

    She’s spoken at many writing events and MOPS groups from 

    Kent to Mt. Vernon . She’s available for women’s retreats and writers conferences.  

    Devotional: TBA

    Christian Writer's Coach: TBA

    • January 24, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Life Community Church; 232 5th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033


      Keynote Speaker: 
    Thomas Umstattd






    Whether you're a novice or an expert, The Write Technology Conference is for you. Media expert Thomas Umstattd will talk about impact and ? of technology in the journey of a writer.

    Workshops will cover:

    • Author Media Package
    • Blogging
    • Branding
    • Cloud Technology
    • Introduction to Social Media
    • Microsoft Word - Shortcuts and Tips
    • Scrivener
    • Tech Tools of the Trade
    • Track Changes in Microsoft Word
    • Twitter, Basic and Advanced
    • Thomas ?????


    See the Schedule and Course Description page for information on each course.

    Keynote Speech—

    (Thomas' description)

    Value pricing for this conference includes breakfast and lunch. Member pricing is only visible for members who have logged into the site:

    Category Early Bird (Jan 7 or before)  Standard (After Jan 8) 
    NCWA Members and Students $60 $70 
    Non-Members $70  $80 

    Student pricing applies to students attending an accredited educational institution at least half time. Not a member? Join now to take advantage of the discount and other member benefits.

    Registration and breakfast open at 8:00 am

    Program begins at 9:00 and closes at 4:15

    Instructors include:

    • Lynnette Bonner
    • Dennis Brooke
    • Maria Dykstra
    • Athena Dean Holtz
    • Marlene McCurley
    • Gigi Murfitt
    • Mindy Peltier
    • James L. Rubart
    • Thomas Umstattd
    • Kim Vandel

    Invite your friends and sign up today.

    The Write Technology Conference will be at Life Community Church, 232 - 5th Avenue South in Kirkland. See our meeting page for directions to Life Community Church. 

    Register now.

Past events

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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