you'll find links to writers' groups in the Northwestern USA, more
specifically, in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana
and Wyoming. They are organized below by state.
du Bois - this is the Boise, Idaho chapter of the
Romance Writers of America.
Idaho Press League - this group promotes journalistic
excellence in Idaho with various events, awards and
Idaho Writer's League - founded in 1940, this statewide
organization has chapters in six urban centers, each of which
sponsors meetings, courses and events.
The Cabin - their mission is to inspire a love of
reading, writing and discourse. They sponsor writing camps and
workshops as well as readings.
Authors of the Flathead - this group of writers from
Northwest Montana offers workshops, critique groups and an
annual conference. They meet on the first three Thursdays of
every month from 7-9 PM at Flathead Valley Community College in
Montana Romance Writers - the Montana chapter of the
Romance Writers of America, this group hosts an annual
conference and sponsors an annual writing contest.
Central Oregon Writers Guild - this group offers
education and support for Central Oregon writers through
meetings, critique groups and workshops.
Oregon Authors - this group provides access to
information and resources about authors in Oregon. You'll want
to check out their
comprehensive list of readers and writers groups in the
Writers' Colony - this group "offers support to writers
in all stages of their writing careers, from novices to
published authors. Members benefit from classes, inspiration
from teachers and colleagues, and access to Colonyhouse, a
lovely writing retreat on the Oregon Coast".
Willamette Writers - this group has been around since
1965 and has seven chapters throughout the state. See website
Northwest Writers Association - their mission is "is to
develop writing talent through education, accessibility to the
publishing industry, and participation in an interactive, vital
writer community". They sponsor workshops, contests and regular
Skagit Valley Writers League - since 1958 the SVWL has
been supporting writers in the Skagit Valley. The league
sponsors speakers, contests and workshops as well as hosting
twice monthly meetings at the Burlington Public Library.
Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers - this group meets
at 2 PM on the first Thursday of every month at the Golden
Corral on Division Street in Spokane.
Bearlodge Writers - this group meets on the first and
third Thursdays of every month at the Crook County Library in
Sundance, Wyoming. Bearlodge has a very interesting website.
Wyoming Press Association - founded in 1899, the WPA "champion(s)
the cause of open government while representing the state's
Wyoming Writers, Inc. - created in 1974 to "create a
community for writers in our wide-open, sparsely populated
state". They sponsor an annual conference.
WyoPoets - this group for Wyoming Poets sponsors the
annual Eugene V. Shea National Contest. They also publish