Monday, October 28, 2013

Northwest Bookfest

If you're a writer in the Pacific Northwest, you may want to consider attending Northwest Bookfest this weekend. I was on a panel last year, as I will be again this year, and there are a plethora of resources for aspiring and professional writers.

The theme this year is Navigating in the Digital Age, um, totally could have used this a few months ago when trying to figure out how to publish my book.

The focus of this year's bookfest  is on the benefits and challenges of digital publishing. For $99, participants can attend two days of workshops, taught by established writers and trade professionals, on topics ranging from e-books and digital distribution to social networking and online marketing.  There are also a number of free panel discussions, like the one I will be on, for those who don't want to, or can't pay the $99.

Aside from workshops and panels, there are also a number of vendors at NWBF.  You'll find independent bookstores, networking groups for indie publishers, writers, distributors, crafts, editors and more.



On Saturday evening, November 2nd,  Kirkland restaurants and wine shops will team with writers for a special evening of author presentations called “Wine and Words.”


Mixing poetry with jazz is the focus of the Wine and Words evening at Parkplace Books (348 Parkplace Center) at 7 pm, which welcomes the Killer Poet Jazz Band This event is for adults only and admission is FREE!


The Writing Life will take place at Milagro Restaurant, 148 Lake Street South, Kirkland, 7pm, where the downtown restaurant welcomes authors from Seattle7Writers, a nonprofit collective of Pacific Northwest authors. Participating at the Milagro Wine and Words are Deb Caletti, Garth Stein, Erica Bauermeister, Jennie Shortridge and Kevin O'Brien. Moderator, William Kenower

 So, whether you simply need the motivation to  get your ideas down on paper or are a professional  wanting to improve your craft, Northwest Bookfest is the place to be this weekend.

Find me and you may get a signed bookmark of my upcoming novel, Dissected.

Hours:

Saturday: 8am to 6pm
Sunday: 8am to 6pm


Click the following links for more info:

Workshops
Panels 
Exhibitors 
Contact NWBF
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