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A supper club connecting
Whatcom writers and industry speakers
Sept. 27th Meeting

Join us on Wednesday September 27, 2023  
Dinner 5:30, Lecture 6:30

About Barbara Salvatore

Since she was very little, Barbara wanted to make stories in words and pictures for the whole world. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Salutatorian, from the School of Visual Arts, New York and spent her life learning about plants and horses and telling stories.

Big Horse Woman, first in a series of four epic novels, was a Finalist in the Leapfrog Press Literary Fiction Contest, and Winner of Chanticleer International Book Award - Prairie/First Nations, Laramie Prize for Western Fiction. Big Horse Woman, born in a dream, sparked Barbara’s interest in Ponca Language, because she wanted to Name the Plants the way Big Horse Woman would. This led to her becoming a lifetime student of the Ponca Language.

Magghie, book two, was a Finalist in Chanticleer International Book Awards, Laramie Prize for Western Fiction, and excerpts have been published in literary journals, anthologies, and Nebraska Life magazine. While writing Magghie, Barbara was also run over by a horse-drawn vehicle, and likewise, had to relearn how to walk. With the support of family and friends from four directions, she was able to move to Nebraska, continue her studies, and complete her novels. The simultaneous publication of Big Horse Woman and Magghie is the culmination of the dream that started it all.

An Herbalist, Big-Horse-keeper, and Language teacher, Barbara offers classes and consultation in traditional Plant Medicine and Horse Care, and advocates for the revitalization of native language as a core element of cultural preservation and identity. She continues to scribble in her Dream Journal, which she started keeping at age thirteen.

Bob's Burgers and Brew in the private conference room

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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