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Monthly Meetings

NCWA’s September-to-June monthly meetings feature great keynote speakers, a Christian Writer’s Coach training segment, member book launches, opportunities to network with other writers, the chance to share manuscript celebrations—as well as redirections—participate in a critique group, and much more.

NCWA monthly meetings are held at Eastside Church, 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA


Screenwriting 101Jennifer Dornbush led her class through the ins and outs of writing screenplays for Hollywood.

A Glimpse Inside the General Market with Debbie Macomber.

How to Craft a Marketing Plan with Thomas Umstattd.

Meet Our NCWA BOARD Family

President: Jill Esau

Vice President: Sonja Anderson

Secretary: Liz Holtzman

Treasurer: Brett Heaston

Conference Organizers: Charles and Perry Harris

Critique Group Coordinator: Pat Schantz

Web Coordinator: Diana Savage/Katie Hauenstein

Hospitality: Lynette Bishop

Membership Coordinator: Kyrene Roy

Tech Coordinator: Katie Hauenstein

Writer's Coach Coordinator: Tina Gollings

Publicity Coordinator: Rose Angove

Devotional Coordinator:

Program Coordinator: Kathleen Freeman

Book Launch Coordinator: Karen Higgins

Writer's Journey Coordinator:




Monday, December 2, 2019

6:00 PM Book sale and Pie Social.

As befits a Pre-Christmas writer's meeting, this event is free for all to attend. Bring your writer friends, your money, and credit cards to get some awesome Christmas presents!

Janet Lee Carey

Janet writes award-winning general market YA and fantasy novels. School Library Journal calls Janet's work "fantasy at its best - original, beautiful, amazing and deeply moving." Come join Janet and learn about ordinary heroes and the unexpected twists that lead us to courageous love. Part inspiration, part writing craft.

Monday September 9, 2019

7:00 PM

Terry Glaspey

Harvest House editor, Terry, loves art and the place where it meets God. He is the author of several books on the subject, including Not a Tame Lion, the spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia.

His message: "Creative Communication through writing: Looking to the greats for Inspiration."  is sure to...well, inspire.

Monday, October 7, 2019

7:00 PM

Cynthia Ruchti

Agent with Books and Such and award-winning author of over a dozen fiction books, as well as books of hope and connection with God. Cynthia brings a message about "Writing Acoustically: The Sounds of What We Write."

Monday, November 4, 2019

7:00 PM

Lindsay Franklin

Editor, Enclave staff, and award-winning Speculative fiction writer of The Story Peddler, Lindsay, is equal part author and business person -- though she confesses to finding writing more fun. Lindsay brings us help on "Surviving the Fire Swamp of Writing."

Monday, December 2, 2019

7:00 PM

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The Vision of 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

7:00 PM

Author of The Shack, William P. Young.

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A book Paul originally self-published, The Shack remained on the NY Times best-sellers list for two years, and became a USA Today Bestseller, as well as a 2017 movie. It's been quite the journey, and Paul is excited to bring writing encouragement in his talk
"Write While the Year is Young."

Such a visionary way to see in the new year!

Monday, February 3, 2020

7:00 PM

Conference Panel

Conferences are an excellent way to learn the writing craft and the best way to meet editors and agents-- whether you write Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Children's books, or wish to get into the movie industry.

With dozens of conferences around the country, and all of them so different, it's hard to know which to choose. Our panelists will answer questions about some  national conferences, prices, take-away, and how to make the most of your conference experience. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

7:00 PM

Eric Wilson

Suspense writer and author of Fireproof

Monday, April 6, 2020

7:00 PM

Susan Meissner

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Susan is a top shelf novelist of Historical and Women's Fiction. She has inspired many with her warmth and storytelling.

Monday, May 4, 2020

7:00 PM

Kathy Boyd Fellure

 Kathy writes Children's picture books, Including Nana's Tin of Buttons, and Women's Fiction including The Language of the Lake.

Monday, June 1, 2020

7:00 PM

Greg and Becky Johnson

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Wordserve Literary agent, Greg and writer, blogger, and heart-mender, Becky, may speak together, or one may step up to the plate. Either way, their words will be a gift.

Writers Conference

NCWA Hosts an annual Renewal conference with well-known keynoters, literary agents, acquisitions editors, accomplished workshop presenters and tech trainers, manuscript critique opportunities, book tables, vendors . . . to name just some of what you’ll find.

~ Such a beautiful event! Please join us in 2020 for what is already shaping into a time of inspiration and learning.

Looking to the future with 20/20 Vision

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