We meet on the first Monday of each month, September through June, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The September and January meetings are held on the second Monday because of the holidays. Our meetings are hybrid in-person and remote. Emails with meeting details and links to join are sent to all contacts prior to each meeting.
To request an online meeting link, contact our secretary.
We meet at Eastside Foursquare Church, 14520 100th Ave. NE, Bothell, WA 98041 and on Zoom. Join the online meeting early! We start informal socializing at 6:45 PM. It is a great time to meet people.
Opportunities to Present
Each month there is an opportunity for a NCWA member to give a five-minute devotion at our meeting. It is a wonderful opportunity to gain some speaking experience and encourage our members from the Word of God.
Are you a member of NCWA? Do you have a word of encouragement from God’s word? Has God lavished His care upon you, and you wish to raise your voice in thanksgiving? If so, please consider signing up to give one of our monthly devotions.
Use your creativity with words and stories to encourage us. Five minutes is a short amount of time, but still long enough to share a powerful message. Here are a few tips:
If you wish to participate, please contact our Devotion Coordinator. We look forward to what you share.
Bonus tip: Consider writing up your devotion and submitting it to our newsletter.
Our members have learned things along the way in their writing journeys. The ten minute Writer’s Coach segment of our meeting provides an opportunity for a member to teach a skill or share a tool for the writing craft.
Are you a seasoned writer who is a member of NCWA with experience and knowledge in a skill area or tool of the writing craft? You might consider volunteering to do one of our 10-minute Writer’s Coach segments. It provides presentation/teaching experience for you and our members benefit from the things you learned on your writing journey.
Here are a few tips:
If you wish to participate, please contact our Writers Coach Coordinator.
Bonus tip: Consider writing up your writing coach tips and submitting it to our newsletter.
If you are a writer who has begun submitting work to publishers, congratulations! Please share your writing-related milestones during the CELEBRATIONS AND REDIRECTIONS portion of our monthly meetings. By the way, we rename rejection letters redirection letters, because we trust that God has an even better plan for your work.
Do you have any publishing news to share with us at a monthly meeting?
What kind of news qualifies?
How does it work?
We want to hear your news! By sharing your news, we can give glory to God with you and are encouraged in our own journeys.
Are you a published writer who is a member of NCWA? We would love to hear some highlights from your publishing journey. Sharing your story in this five-minute format at our monthly meetings encourages those who are still working towards their publishing dreams.
Sharing highlights from our writing journeys at NCWA is all about recognizing God’s faithfulness to us and encouraging others to keep moving forward on their writing journeys. It is your story and your five minutes. Be creative in how you get it across within the time given.
Here are a few tips:
If you wish to participate, please contact our Author Support Coordinators. We look forward to hearing about your journey.
Bonus tip: Consider writing up your Writers High Five and submitting it to our newsletter.
Members of NCWA can participate in a book launch at a monthly meeting for their newly published books. Book launches include:
Do you have a newly published book? We want to celebrate with you and help you promote your book to our members.
Qualifications for a book launch:
If you wish to participate, please contact our Author Support Coordinators.
September 12, 2022 - Building a Vibrant Community
Bringing light in uncertain times
Join creatives from across the country, ranging from multi-published authors and writing craft instructors, to those honing their work , united in one common goal - being a light in the writing community together. in a panel format, find out how this group grew closer during Covid, working to remain purposeful, encourage one another in life's highs and lows, and keep prayer at the forefront. You'll leave lifted on your own journey and with ideas for forming your own author-life aspirations. The panel includes authors Lorie Langson, Lindsay Franklin, Nova McBee, Candace Mieding, Kim Vandel, and Elizabeth Tassel.
October 3, 2022 - Karen Ball
In October, we'll hear from Karen Ball, editor, teacher and heart-lifter. Karen will help us prepare our hearts and spirits for success. She will focus on understanding true success, the obstacles we often face on our journeys, and the solutions for them.
November 7, 2022 - TBD
December 5, 2022 - TBD
January 9, 2023 - TBD
February 6, 2022 - Genre Breakout Groups (all online meeting)
This month we have Genre Breakout Groups instead of a featured speaker. There will be five groups. There will be a brief presentation and then the opportunity for questions and discussions. You will have the opportunity to select which genre group you would like to join during the meeting. The selection process will work most smoothly if you are using the most current version of Zoom.
Genre Breakout Groups
March 6, 2023 - TBD
April 3, 2023 - TBD
May 1, 2023 - Mike Duran
June 5, 2023 - TBD