Chuckanut Writers Conference

Event Date: 
June 21, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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The 11th annual Chuckanut Writers Conference, cohosted by Whatcom Community College and Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, will be held online from June 21 to June 27. The conference features breakout sessions in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as keynote addresses, craft talks, author panels, and a faculty reading. The faculty includes poets Anastacia-Reneé, Casandra López, Priscilla Long, and Jory Mickelson; fiction writers Erica Bauermeister, Omar El Akkad, Laura Kalpakian, Kami Westhoff, and Kristen Millares Young; and creative nonfiction writers Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Sonora Jha, and Tiffany Midge. Participating publishing professionals include marketing consultant Alice B. Acheson and editor Craig Popelars (Tin House). The cost of the conference is $199 ($99 for students) and includes admission to the opening and closing keynote addresses, two craft talks, four breakout sessions, one author panel, and the faculty reading. Registration is available for additional sessions ($20), master classes ($50 to $65), marketing consultations ($40), or pitch sessions ($10). Individual breakout sessions may also be attended à la carte for $40 per session. Registration is rolling. Visit the website for more information.

Contact Kerri Holferty, director of Access and Disability Services, at (360) 383-3043 or for accessibility details. 

Contact Information

Chuckanut Writers Conference, 237 West Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. (360) 383-3200. Kaitlyn Teer, Conference Chair.