What we're about

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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Critique Cohort

One World Cafe

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. The rules for the group can be found below! Please email [masked] to join!

Kidlit: Book Club for Adults

One World Cafe

The local Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is beginning a monthly Kidlit For Grown-ups Book Club. Their first meeting is Thursday, March 21 at 7 PM in the chalkboard room at One World Cafe in Moscow. You needn't be a member of SCBWI to attend, but they'd like you to have read the book, which for March is this year's Newbery medal book, Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. They'll discuss the artistry and craft of the writing.

Edit & Write-in

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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.

Workshop: Where do I begin?

1912 Center


Where Do I Begin? Using Storytelling as an Entry Point for Writing Storytelling and the personal narrative are powerful tools in helping you understand yourself and others. In this generative workshop, you will be introduced to a handful of different "storytelling" methods which can serve as an entry point for writing your story. With a brief history of storytelling, the oral tradition, and its importance and impact on writing and education today, you will leave this workshop with the tools you need to tell, write, and share your story. Kailee Haong is a queer woman of color who primarily writes fiction. She is a current M.F.A. Candidate in Eastern Washington University’s MFA program in creative writing. Her work has been published in The Brown Orient, Spokane Writes and Lilac City Fairy Tales. She always strives to write from, for, and with marginalized perspectives in mind. Visit kaileehaong.com for more information.

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