2014 Meetings

2014 Meetings


February 1, 2014

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Topic: All-day workshop with two Harlequin Editors: morning is cold reads, pitches; afternoon is a talk by the editors. Members only – members must pay their annual dues prior to the meeting to attend.

Location: Bastyr University in Kenmore (red pin on their map)


March 1, 2014

Topic: World Building from and Intelligence Point of View

Speaker: Rhonda Beardsley

Location: Auburn Library

April 5, 2014

Topic: Revisions

Speaker: Lois Brandt

Location: Auburn Library


May 3, 2014

RSVP: Attendance is limited to the first 30 people.

Topic: 18th & 19th Century Upper Class Dress

Speaker: Sarah Nash Gates, University of Washington, School of Drama Executive Director

Location: Henry Art Gallery


June 7, 2014

Topic: Medical issues- Learn from an EMT as to what really happens and how to make your scenes more real

Speaker: Dave Matthew

Location: NEW TIME & LOCATION!! Shoreline Library at 10 AM


July 2014

Summer Break- No Meeting


August 23, 2014

Write-a-thon! Come write, brainstorm or get your thinking done.

Location: Mercer Island Library 10:30 am- 3 pm

September 6, 2014

Topic: The Writer’s Journey- from a Woman’s Point of View

Speaker: Pam Binder

Location: Mercer Island Library

Workshop Details We’ve grown up hearing about Christopher Vogler’s book, The Writer’s Journey, based on the research by Joseph Campbell. And from the Ordinary World, Crossing The First Threshold, to the Return With The Elixir, Vogler’s structure is said to be the Holy Grail for writers. A student in one of Pam’s classes made an interesting observation. This Mythic Structure has a male point of view. Perhaps that is why at times it seems difficult to grasp. Join Pam Binder while she plots a novel using a parallel structure, based on a woman’s point of view.


October 4, 2014

Topic: Kindle Worlds and the Current Landscape of E-Publishing

Speaker: Brian Mitchell- Author Acquisitions- Kindle Worlds- Amazon Publishing

Location: Auburn Public Library



Emerald City Writer’s Conference

Dates: October 17-19, 2014
Topic: Saturday night Retro Book Bash is open to all GSRWA members.
Location: Bellevue Westin


November 1, 2014

Topic: Your Financial Future. Financial Planning for the Writer.

Speaker: Clance Hoskin from Prudential

Location: Shoreline Library


December 6, 2014

Topic: Holiday Party – Pot Luck, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Sale Celebration- Members Only

Location: Mercer Island Community Center