Join the Puyallup Writers Co-op!

EDIT 3/14/2012 – The Puyallup Writers Co-op is no longer meeting, as far as I know, and I am no longer involved with organizing it. Please contact the Puyallup library directly if you have any further questions.

Since March of this year, my friend Ben Newland and I have been organizing a monthly get-together for writers in the Puyallup, Washington area. For those of you not familiar with the South-Puget Sound Area, the City of Puyallup is about 4 miles east of Tacoma and 35 miles south of Seattle. Ben came up with the name “Puyallup Writers Co-op” and the name has stuck.

We meet once a month at the Puyallup Public Library. The meetings are usually on the first Monday of the month, though occasionally we bump it back a week to accommodate holidays like Labor Day, and in next month’s case, the New Year’s closure of the library.

We’ve had pretty good turnout each month, though it hasn’t yet been consistent. We’re hoping for 15 people per month. Once we reach that interest level, we plan to begin having guest speakers and other events.

For now, our focus has been improving our craft through critiques and writing exercises pulled from Noah Lukeman’s wonderful book The First Five Pages.

The meetings are open to everyone from teenager on up. More information can be had at our new Facebook page. Click the like button, and you’ll be notified of any announcements or changes in the agenda.

Hope to see you there.

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