Friday, May 25, 2012

Events for Writers: Seminars, Workshops, Speakers, Book Signings

There are a number of learning opportunities for writers being offered in the North Idaho area in the coming weeks. They include monthly seminars sponsored by the Loon Lake Ink Slingers, as well as free writing workshops hosted by Eastern Washington University. Check out the details below.



The Art of Writing Seminar, sponsored by the Loon Lake Ink Slingers, announces their agenda for the monthly seminar hosted by Terry Hughes, author of the novel Burning Paradise. The seminar’s venue is The Depot, a Knapweed restaurant, located at 107 Shaffer in downtown Springdale, seven miles west of Loon Lake.


The Art of Writing seminars occur on the last Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Hughes will speak from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and then the guest speaker will discuss the topics listed below, plus chat about their books, until Noon, at which time there will be a lunch break, social hour and book signings. All events will be recorded for audio books by Blue Line Multimedia Enterprises, and will be aired on Spokane’s community access Channel 14.

The current guest speaker schedule is as follows:

May 25 Craig Goodwin author, Year of Plenty, Pastor, Millwood Community Church
Topic: The Art of Living Locally

June 29 Frank Scalise (pen name, Frank Zafiro) author, ten published novels. Frank is also a major with the Spokane Police Department
Topic: The Art of Writing While Earning a Living and Raising a Family

July 27 Dawn Nelson, author of too many books to count
Topic: The Art of Writing While Living

Aug 24 Laura Munson, NY Times Best Selling Author of This Is Not The Story You Think It Is...
Topic: The Art of Getting on the NY Times Best Seller List

There is a five dollar charge for each event. For more details contact: Eve Dubois, 509-844-6650.



Eastern Washington University's Writers will be hosting a series of creative writing workshops for adult writers. These workshops will consist of craft-based discussion, writing exercises, and mini-workshops to provide feedback to authors. All workshops will be led by graduate students from EWU’s creative writing program.

Writing exercises and writing time will be built into the workshop format. Participants can bring works in progress to work on during the sessions, but it is not necessary.

All workshops will meet in the library of the Student Academic Center on the EWU/WSU Riverpoint campus. The address is 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. in Spokane. The entrance to the library is on the second floor of the building.

Workshop Schedule:

Sunday, May 27 @ 2 - 4 p.m. – Fiction

Sunday, June 3 @ 2 - 4 p.m. – Poetry

Pre-registration is not required. Questions? Contact the WITC office at (509) 359-7437 or by email at



There are several author book signings scheduled at Aunties Bookstore in Spokane. For these and other events in the North Idaho area, check the Events page of this blog.

And finally, here’s a fun graphic my about the English language from

Have a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

Jan Cline said...

Wow, thanks for the great info. I never knew about any of them. I'll pass these along.
Have a great holiday weekend.