EPIC group released this list of events to support NaNoWriMo writers:

Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 am-noon, Red Petal Cakes, write-in.
Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1-4 pm, Edmonds Library, info and  write-in.
Thursday, Nov. 8, from 7-9 pm, Lake Forest Park Commons, write-in.
Monday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 pm, Lake Forest Park Commons, write-in.
Monday, Nov. 26, from 6-8 pm, Richmond Beach Library, self-publishing presentation.
Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon-2 pm, Edmonds Library, party and open mic.
Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2-4 pm, Lake Forest Park Commons, celebration party.

As always, you are also invited to EPIC drop-in writing groups on Mondays, 10 a.m. at the Edmonds Library and Thursdays, 2 p.m. at Red Twig Bakery.


During Monday morning writing group, author Kim Votry prepped writers on NaNoWriMo. Her tips included making sure to sign up with the r and get your outline ready to pen an entire novel in one month. Oh, and put a rubber ducky on your desk to let folks know you are NaNo'ing.

To help support your writing efforts, you are invited to attend a NaNo write-in with EPIC writers on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at Red Petal Cakes.

And also attend EPIC's NaNoWriMo kick-off on Nov. 3 from 1-4 p.m. at the Edmonds Library. Kim Votry will lead a drop-in writing session and answer your questions. We are here to help you win!



WA State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken.
The public is invited to these upcoming free EPIC events at the Edmonds Library:
Oct. 29 after 10 a.m. writing group – Priscilla Long on the craft of writing;
Nov. 5 after 10 a.m. writing group – Joanne Otness on writing with a partner;
Nov. 12 after 10 a.m. writing group – Ingrid Ricks on self-publishing and marketing;
Nov. 19 after 10 a.m. writing group – Mark Matteson on pushing past procrastination to publishing.



Update your Twitter...work on your triggers...get into the "island" side of your
brain...and trust your readers. Those were just a few tips folks got at the
packed Edmonds Write on the Sound (WOTS) conference this weekend. 

On Saturday, WOTS released the winners of its literary
contest. We offer our congratulations to:
Fiction first place: "Tangletown," by Jena MacPherson;
Fiction second place: "Welcome, Algimar," by Linda Lunde;
Nonfiction first place: "Destination Nursing: 1966," by Eilieen McGarry;
Nonfiction second place: "On an overgrown path in Redmond," by Julianne Paholski
Poetry first place: "Onto Cedar and Pine," by Shirlee Jellum;
Poetry second place: "Hawaiian Vacation," by Eva-Maria Sher.

And for all the writers in the Edmonds area, if you are interested in being part of the year-round writing community, then join us at EPIC for our free writing group on Monday mornings and our second Thursday literary series.