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Writers' Corner

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Welcome to the Writers' Corner. This table is reserved for writers and writing groups. Thanks!

Covid-19 status of book groups at Village Books:
Due to the guidelines laid out in the government-mandated Phase 2 for re-opening plan, the Writer's Corner is currently unavailable. Please check our website for updates.

Local resources for Bellingham writers. Get involved, meet other local writers, and participate in writers' events at Village Books in Bellingham. Workshop your stories and hone your craft in one of the writing groups that meets locally at Village Books. Hone your craft and learn what's changing in the publishing world at the Chuckanut Writers Conference. See how else you can get involved. As the largest independent book store in Bellingham, we are glad to provide independent publishing services and book commission sale for independent writers. Host a Meet the Author event with us to help readers discover your works, or meet other writers at our Chuckanut Writers Series of Workshops, Classes, and Retreats.

Get it WRITE with Village Books! Whether you are a total novice with just the whisper of a writing idea or an accomplished author who's ready to publish, we have great services to help you along every step of the way. May we recommend you get started by signing up for our Just Write! eNewsletter, a monthly publication highlighting current classes, tips and tricks, writing book reviews and the like?

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JUST WRITE!                                                                   

Just Write! A Newsletter for Writers                                      

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Meet other writers who can help you get organized, give feedback, and help you with your writing goals. Free and open to newcomers and drop-ins, feel free to just show up!

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Chuckanut writing classes, seminars, and conferences will inspire and encourage writers at all stages of their writing journey.

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Our mission is simple: Inspiration into Action.                    

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Village Books is proud of our long history of supporting local authors through our consignment program.

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Our Publishing Program brings together flexible project management, high-quality on-demand book production, and the expertise of local professionals, all with the unified goal of getting your book in print.

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Open mic is usually held the last Monday of each month at 7pm in the Readings Gallery.

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 Get your book reviewed!