Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Norwescon 40, Fairwood Social

We're days away from Norwescon, April 13th-16th, and we hope your last minute plans are coming together gloriously!

As part of those plans, the Fairwood Writers would like to invite you to
our Norwescon Writers' Workshop social on Saturday (April 15th) , 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Presidential Suite 1360.

But wait...what if I'm not part of the workshop? Fear not. The social is our opportunity to give back to the writing community, and we'd love for you to be there. Its
a wonderful opportunity for you to meet fellow writers, learn about the workshop, or meet others from the local community.

We hope to see you there.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Norwescon 40 Readings

Check out these Fairwood Writers and Fairwood alums at Norwescon 40 next weekend:

Fairwood Writers:

Dean Wells reads "Through the Looking-Glass, Darkly" (PG)
Thursday, 6:30pm in Cascade 2

Christopher Bodan reads "Floodstage"  (PG)

Thursday, 8:30pm in Cascade 2

Erin Wagner Tidwell reads "For Old Times' Sake" (PG)
Saturday, 7:00pm in Cascade 2

Renee Stern reads "Winds of Danger" (PG)
Saturday, 7:30pm in Cascade 2 

Kim Ritchie reads "Rabbit Hole" (G)
Saturday, 9:00pm in Cascade 2

Fairwood Alums:

Spencer Ellsworth reads an upcoming work (PG)
Friday, 1pm in Cascade 2

Brenda Cooper reads "POST" (G)
Saturday, 11:30am in Cascade 2

Patrick Swenson reads "Rain Music" (PG)
Saturday, 1:30pm in Cascade 2

Rhiannon Held - autograph session
Saturday, 3pm-4pm in Grand 2

John (J. A.) Pitts - autograph session
Saturday, 3pm-4pm in Grand 2


Monday, November 28, 2016

Endeavour Winner

Congratulations to Fairwood alum Brenda Cooper for winning this
year's Endeavour Award for her novel, Edge of Dark -- which was also a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award earlier this year.

Other finalists for the Endeavour, awarded to a novel or single-author collection by a Pacific Northwest writer, were:
  • Tracker, by C.J. Cherryh (Daw)
  • Irona 700, by Dave Duncan (Open Road)
  •  Silver on the Road, by Laura Anne Gilman (Saga)
  • The Price of Valor, by Django Wexler (Roc)

Check out Brenda's Edge of Dark along with the sequel, Spear of Light, also from Pyr and released this past summer!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Countdown: Final Weeks

Get your manuscripts ready for the writers' workshop at Norwescon 40 next April!  We're counting down to our submissions deadline at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 4.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your fantasy, science fiction and horror short stories and novel excerpts critiqued by professional writers and editors.  You'll find our guidelines here.

The clock is ticking!  We hope to see you and your work at Norwescon!

Friday, September 9, 2016

2017 Norwescon Workshop Guidelines Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the guidelines for the Writers' Workshop at Norwescon 40 in April, 2017 are now available!  If you've participated in the workshop since 2014, or inquired about the workshop within the last two years, you should have received a copy of the guidelines in your email.  If not, visit the Norwescon website.

We've made some changes this year, so be sure to read our guidelines thoroughly.  The two main changes to keep in mind: Our maximum length for short fiction now is 8,000 words, and we now accept manuscripts in .docx format along with .rtf, .doc and .txt formats (but please, no PDFs!).

Submissions are now open, with this year's deadline December 4. Now's a great time to finish that story you've been working on or draft a synopsis for your novel.

We're looking forward to seeing you and your best work next April!

Night Terrors' Reading, Signing

Join Fairwood alum John Pitts, writing as J.A. Pitts, for a reading and signing on Sept. 10 of his latest book, Night Terrors, book four in the adventures of Seattle blacksmith and dragon slayer Sarah Beauhall.

Details: Saturday, Sept. 10
                  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
                  Crossroads Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Rhiannon Held's New Book, Reading

Rhiannon Held's been productive, with four novels in her well-reviewed Silver series released in the last few years. Now she's set her sights on new horizons. Her latest novel, Hound and Key, is an urban fantasy set in outside the world of Silver. She'll be reading and signing at University Bookstore on Wednesday, September 7 at 7pm.

 Key has lived her entire life in captivity, forced to use her magic to kill the enemies of Ariadne, an ageless woman with powerful magic of her own. Key knows she and Ariadne are both members of the Hand of the Gods, five souls reborn through the ages, but Key remembers none of her past lives. She chafes against Ariadne's control, and longs to escape to lead a life of her own.