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***Covid-19 Update***
Some events have been temporarily canceled, others have moved online, and some have resumed meeting in person. Because many events are ongoing, we are not deleting them from the calendar. We recommend reaching out to event organizers to see if an event is still happening before planning to attend. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Kidlit: Book Club for Adults

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The local Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators hosts a monthly Kidlit For Grown-ups Book Club where they discuss the artistry and craft of children's writing. You do not need to be a member of SCBWI to attend. Participants are expected to read the book before attending.

If you are interested in participating, contact Annette Pimentel at [masked]

World-Building Class

Potlatch Public Library

Class meets on Fridays at 6 pm starting Friday, September 9th.
Course meets in-person and will continue meeting every other Friday for seven sessions, concluding with the last session on Friday, October 22nd.

Learn To Write Fiction: World-Building
Learn how to create cultures, languages, the physical world and its maps, aliens and other creatures, as well as magic systems and technology for your sci-fi or fantasy novel in this 7-week course.

This free course is offered by Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). The focus of P2PU classes is peer learning. Information, reading materials, and homework are presented by a course facilitator. Classes are not taught and the facilitator is not an instructor. Course facilitators are members of the class who organize materials and assist in leading discussions. Participants are expected to learn from the readings and each other through collaborative social activities.

Dates: Friday, September 10th thru Friday, October 22nd
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Potlatch Library, Conference Room, 1010 Onaway Rd, Potlatch, ID 83855
Facilitator: Khaliela Wright

Space is limited to 10 people and pre-registration is required. To register contact the Potlatch Library at[masked] and leave a message for Lana.


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This is a NaNoWriMo Group from November that continues to meet weekly to edit their NaNo projects.

To join use the #kenyories tag on our Discord server "Moscow-Lewiston." (this tag apparently times out). The server is for Nanowrimo, but I'll keep it going year-round now because of the pandemic.

Discord Link: https://discord.com/invite/yjzxTqjtUx

Find up on Facebook
Moscow Nano user: https://www.facebook.com/moscow.nano
Moscow Nano Writers group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515107062167429
Nanowrimo Moscow page: https://www.facebook.com/nanowrimomoscow/
We have people watching all of those. We also have a twitter presence.


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.

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