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.


Thanks to everyone who participated in the Chuckanut Writers Conference on June 23 & 24! Stay tuned for details on the 2018 conference.




How Sweet It Is
with Jay S. Nahani

Sep 24 from 10am-4pm, $75

Tame Your Inner Critic
with Cami Ostman

Sep 28 from 5:30-7pm, $25

Fiction for You
with Brenda Wilbee

Oct 4- Nov 15 from 6:30pm-8:30pm, $199

Copyediting for Yourself & Others with Roby Blecker

Oct 5-26 from 6:30-9pm, $129

Creating and Sustaining a Writing
Practice with Joel Gillman

Oct 9- Nov 6 from 6:30-8:30pm, $129

A Crash Course in
Indie Publishing
with Brendan Clark

Oct 10 from 1-2:30pm, $25

The Writer's Toolbox: Building Strong
Characters with Roby Blecker 
(Or package of all 6 workshops)

Oct 11 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

Poetry as Memoir
with Barbara Bloom

Oct 14 from 9am-4pm, $85

Harvest Your Stories
with Jay S. Nahani

Oct 15 from 10am-4pm, $75

Making Real Life Work as Fiction
with Roby Blecker

Oct 16-30 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $249

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

Oct 18 from 9:30am-4:30am, $85

Fearless Writing
with William Kenower

Oct 21 from 2-5pm, $55

Into the Dazzling Void: A Poetry Writing
Workshop with Kevin Murphy

Oct 21- Nov 4 from 10am-12pm, $85

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

Oct 25 from 9:30am-4:30pm, $85

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

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

Writing the Body Whole
with Jay S. Nahani

Nov 5 from 10am-4pm, $75

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

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

The Mindful Writer: Bringing Focus,
Passion and Energy to Your
Writing Life with Susan Browne

Nov 9 from 5:30-8:30pm, $45

Writing Despite Everything Else
with Jessica Lohafer

Nov 14 from 6:30-8:30pm, $29

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

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

The Spark Solution: How to Independently
Publish Your Book Using Ingram Spark
with Brendan Clark

Nov 21 from 1-2:30pm, $25

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!