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

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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NaNo Prep 101

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NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. During the month of November, participants are encouraged to write an entire novel in just 30 days. In anticipation of NaNoWriMo, we’re hosting a NaNo Prep 101 class.

Each week we’ll tackle a different topic from the official NaNoWriMo preparation exercises. Complete the exercises at home and come prepared for weekly discussion and brainstorming sessions to get the creativity flowing! Drop in for just one session or attend all six–the level of commitment is entirely up to you.

For more information and to see the course outline, visit:
NaNo Prep 101 – Palouse Writers Guild


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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.

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.

This group meets in the chalkboard room at One World Cafe at 11:30 am on the first and third Mondays each month. If you are interested in participating, contact Annette Pimentel at [masked]


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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.

This group is organized by Sanan Kolva. For more information contact her at: [masked]

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