Chuckanut Writers Classes & Workshops

Village Books and WCC Community and Continuing Education have created a writing instruction collaboration called Chuckanut Writers. Writing classes, seminars, and conferences (including the amazing Chuckanut Writers Conference) will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey. Check out a few of the classes that are just around the corner listed below, and click here to see the complete schedule! Don’t Wait Too Long! Community & Continuing Education classes are self-supporting and require a minimum number of students to run. Unless they hear from you in time, they may be forced to cancel a class you were planning to take due to low enrollment. Please register early.


Registration for the Chuckanut Writers Conference is now open. Act fast to save money with the early-bird special registration fee! For more information and registration details click here


Write to Renew
with Jay S. Nahani

Jan 28 from 10am-4pm, $79

Indie Publishing & Marketing Series
with Rob Slater

Jan 30-Feb 13

Indie Publishing on a Budget
with Rob Slater

Jan 30 from 6-8pm, $29

The Writer's Toolbox: Package of All Six Workshops
with Roby Blecker

Feb 1-Mar 8

The Writer's Toolbox: Building Strong Characters
with Roby Blecker

Feb 1 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

Wild Mind Writing
with Nancy Canyon

Feb 6 from 6-8:30pm, $139

Indie Publishing: Creative Marketing for Writers
with Rob Slater

Feb 6 from 6-8pm, $29

The Writer's Toolbox: Writing Compelling Dialogue
with Roby Blecker

Feb 8 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

Indie Publishing: The Benefits to Publishing Wide
with Rob Slater

Feb 13 from 6-8pm, $29

The Writer's Toolbox: Creating Evocative Settings, Atmosphere, and Mood
with Roby Blecker

Feb 15 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

The Writer's Toolbox: Working with Story and Plot I
with Roby Blecker

Feb 22 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

Adventures in Eco-Poetry
with Kevin Murphy

Feb 24-Mar 10 from 10am-12pm, $95

Deep Space, Deep Sea: Creativity and Exploratory Writing
with Geoffrey Bankowski

Feb 26-Mar 12 from 6-8pm, $95

Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice
with Joel Gillman

Feb 27-Mar 27 from 6:30-8:30pm, $139

Writing Effective Reports & Designing Professional Documents
with Margi Fox

Feb 28 from 1-4pm, $59

The Writer's Toolbox: Working with Story and Plot II
with Roby Blecker

Mar 1 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

Writing to Inspire
with Roby Blecker

Mar 7-21 from 6:30-8:30pm, $95

The Writer's Toolbox: Maximizing Your Uniqueness as a Storyteller
with Roby Blecker

Mar 8 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

The Creative Article: Quickest Way To Publication
with Brenda Wilbee

Mar 15-29 from 6-8pm, $95

Warm Up with Writing!
with Jay S. Nahani

Mar 17 from 10am-4pm, $79

Poetry Workshop: Cinnamon Words
with J.R. Lara

Apr 4 from 5:30-8pm, $75

Hybrid Forms: The Lyric Essay
with J.R. Lara

Apr 9-May 2 from 5:30-7pm, $360

Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice
with Joel Gillman

Apr 10-May 8 from 6:30-8:30pm, $300

Turning Real Life into Fiction
with Roby Blecker

Apr 12-26 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $540

Writing Children's Books
with Rebecca Van Slyke

Apr 17-May 8 from 6:30-8pm, $180

Writing as a Path to Awakening
with Albert Flynn DeSilver

Apr 18 from 1-5pm, $?

Life Lines: Writing Poetry from Life Experience
with Ryler Dustin

Apr 30 from 1-5pm, $120

The Gentle Art of Critiquing
with Roby Blecker

May 3-10 from 6-8pm, $120

Wild Mind Writing II: Practice and Form
with Nancy Lou Canyon

May 8-22 from 6-8:30pm, $225

A Writer's Guide to Wildly Successful Public Readings
with Jes Stone

May 20 from 10am-2pm, $120

Get to know our Chuckanut Writers instructors a little better with indepth interviews on our blog, like our recent Q & A with Ron Leatherbarrow!

And don't forget to sign up for our Just Write! newsletter, which always lists upcoming classes, workshops, and writing events, along with fun writing prompts, book reviews, and online tools and resources!