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About SouthWest Washington Writers 

The Southwest Washington Writers Group began at a church picnic in 2011 when two local writers, Sandy Crowell and Roy Wilson, discussed the idea of forming a writers’ guild. In March of 2012 the first meeting of the Southwest Washington Writers Workshop attracted a number of like-minded people interested in improving their writing skills and marketing their work.

Micheal Hurley and Julie Zander

Micheal Hurley and Julie Zander

During the first years the group invited speakers who  presented topics ranging from e-book publishing to mystery writing and poetry.  Another idea began to blossom: hosting a regional writers conference. Under the direction and enthusiasm of Julie McDonald Zander, the first annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference convened at Centralia College in September of 2014. The conference provides workshops and keynote speakers from the Northwest in an intimate venue, encouraging interaction with experienced writers.

The Southwest Washington Writers Group has evolved into an active critique group, meeting weekly for constructive feedback on current writing projects.  We invite writers to join us for a lively and productive learning experience.

If you enjoy writing and wish to improve your skills, we invite you to join. Click here for more information about meeting times and location.