A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
Online meeting June 9th

Please join us for our June meeting


I’m Being Published by Innovative Publisher Inkshares! One Author’s Story

Mary Dezember, PhD, has been published by peer-review/juried journals (scholarly articles), by a small press (poetry) and by independent publishing/self-publishing (poetry). Navigating the varied and often rough terrain of fiction publishing options, she found a home for her upcoming novel, Wild Conviction, with innovative publisher Inkshares, located in Los Angeles. Mary will share her experiences and why she hoped publishing her novel with Inkshares would work out--which it did!!


Mary Dezember, PhD, is a poet and author of fiction and non-fiction. Mary earned her PhD in Comparative Literature, specialization in Comparative Arts, from Indiana University in 2000, with PhD minors in Art History and Performance Studies.
Retired (very recently) Professor of English, she taught Comparative Arts, Art History, Creative Writing and Literature at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology from August 2000 to May 2021. Her publications include several non-fiction essays and articles and two books of poetry: Earth-Marked Like You (Sunstone Press) and Still Howling (CreateSpace Independent Publishing). Her novel, Wild Conviction, is in the works to be published by Inkshares.

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Welcome, Pacific Northwest Writers! 

We meet every second Wednesday from September to June in scenic Bellingham, WA. Supper starts at 5:30, and the speaker starts at 7:00. Happy hour prices at Nikki's Bella Marina (see map below) apply until 6, if you want a drink to relax while you chat and have dinner upstairs in the Skyline room. 


The 2020-2021 year Dues are suspended. Dues are 25 dollars a year or 40 for two years. We use the dues to pay for our speakers to come from around the region, and for an occasional table at local writer events. Our dues year runs from September to June, like our meetings, but will roll over if you pay late in the cycle. If you want to try us out first, feel free. Speakers in the past have included authors Cami Ostman and Robert Dugoni, and agent Donald Maass, covering topics such as social media, self-publishing, memoirs, mixed media, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. It is our goal to offer something for everyone, no matter your place in the writing journey-- just starting or long-published. Old school or new. If you have an idea for a speaker or topic, let us know, but if it has been covered recently it might not be picked up.

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25 for 1 year

40 for 2 years

40 for couples

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We have a paypal account if you would prefer to pay on line. You can also pay by check; just drop it off with the treasurer at a meeting.