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***Events Temporarily Canceled Due to Covid-19***
Because many events are ongoing, we are not deleting them from the calendar. However, most meetings have been suspended for the next few weeks. Thank you for you patience and keep writing at home.

Welcome to the Palouse Writers Guild—A networking resource for anyone interested in becoming involved in a writing community.

Did you know there are 13 local writing groups? There are 8 in Latah County, 3 in Whitman County, 1 in Nez Perce County, and 1 in Asotin County.

The Palouse Writers Guild is a community-focused organization facilitating literary education by supporting writers' groups, author readings, workshops, writing contests, and conference attendance. Our calendar lists the dates and times of writing groups from the Moscow/Pullman area as well as regional and national conferences that we feel might be of interest to our members.

We can connect you to writing groups around the area AND if you are a member of a group we haven’t met yet, we’d love to hear from you. (Especially if you are from one of the outlying communities.)

Membership is open to writers of all genres and media. Anyone interested in free writing, critique, participating in writing exercises, attending literary events, or just socializing with groups of like-minded people is welcome to join.

*The Palouse Writers' Guild does not discriminate based on race/ethnicity/national origin, religion, gender identity/sexual orientation, disability, age, marital/family/parental status, or political beliefs.

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Shari's Resturant

This is a dedicated critique group that meets in the back of Shari's. Meet at 6:30 PM for dinner, critiques usually start about 7:00 PM. They mostly focus on novels and longer works, but short stories are also welcome. Fiction/Nonfiction okay. If you come, bring copies of your work with you to pass out to be critiqued at the next meeting.

Freewriting w/Sharon

Shari's Resturant

Sharon's freewriting group meets at Shari's in Moscow. Freewriting to prompts is fun and easy and can do more than any other sort of writing practice to develop creativity and a strong writer's voice. Visitors welcome. Bring a notebook and pen and leave your inner critic at home.


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Meet at Cafe Artista to work on our projects. This is a NaNoWriMo Group from November that continues to meet weekly to edit their NaNo projects. Feel free to drop in and write anytime between 10 AM and 1 PM. They meet in the back room of Cafe Artista.

Critique Cohort

One World Cafe

THIS GROUP HAS LIMITED NUMBER OF OPEN SEATS. PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING. Are you and author or a writer on the Palouse? If you're a local writer on the Palouse who's looking for constructive feedback on pieces, graphic design help for book covers, query letter critiques, writing tips and much more, come join us! Pieces for critique will be emailed directly to our attendees. That email will also have list of questions to help direct the critique/discussion as well as some helpful tips to keep in mind while you critique. We'll review 2-3 pieces every week. This group has a strict set of rules and etiquette to keep this a safe, but honest space for creatives. You must agree to the rules before joining. Please email critiquecohort at gmail dot com to join!

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