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A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
February 22nd  Meeting

Join us on Wednesday February 22, 2023 
Dinner 5:30, Lecture 6:30

“Suspense: How to Keep Readers Turning Pages”
With Robert King


Bob's Burgers and Brew
in the private conference room

Could your next story become a compulsive page-turner? Find out in this thrilling workshop, in which writer, editor, and dashing hero-in-his-own-mind Robert King uncovers the hidden secrets of literary suspense! Explore the mysterious ways suspense propels every genre of story—even memoir and narrative non-fiction! Discover why readers sacrifice sleep, food, even appointments that they’ve definitely written down in their bullet journals and been looking forward to all week—just to finish the tale you have spun for them! Master the tools you need to build suspense in your own stories and entice your readers to turn Every! Last! Page!

Robert King is a freelance editor and novelist who has tried and failed at landscaping, global adventuring, and holding rational discussions on social media. A member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers as well as a board member for Doxacon Seattle, he lives in Everett near a flock of mourning doves, all of whom are named Kyle.

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2955 Newmarket Street, Bellingham

***Please note: this is in the Barkley area,
as there are several other local Bob's Burgers! ***

New to WWP

Welcome, Pacific Northwest Writers! 

We meet every last Wednesday from September to June in scenic Bellingham, WA. Supper starts at 5:30, and the speaker starts at 7:00.  


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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