Northwest Writers' Weekend met for the first time in 2008. Karee Wardrop and Janet Peterson set out to create a time and place devoted to writing that was friendly and welcoming as well as respectfully rigorous and challenging.
Now every fall, writers -- shy and intrepid alike -- gather to learn from teachers and each other, gather to share the joy (read: successes and frustrations) of writing. We respect the importance of time and space -- for creativity, for connection, for growth.
At NWW, we are interested in creativity itself. Writers do not sign up for specific genre tracks ahead of time. There is time at camp to listen to the teachers discuss their class offerings, and there is time to talk with other writers before deciding which classes to take. We believe that sometimes venturing outside of your familiar writing genre and into another can be beneficial and surprisingly freeing/fruitful/fulfilling! You may decide to take no classes at all, but rather use the weekend as a retreat -- that's fine too! Northwest Writers' Weekend is a time and place for you, the writer.
NWW is held at a beautiful wooded retreat site on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington. A main lodge equipped with WiFi serves as home base for classes and for nutritious meals three times a day, served buffet style. There are walking trails, and a lovely lake. Lodging is in shared, heated cabins with bathroom en suite. We will assign housing after receiving your registration, doing our best to meet your needs. See you at camp!