PNWA connects Northwest writers with each other and the publishing industry. It encourages excellence in writers, diversity in the writing community and partnerships with other arts and services organizations.
PoetsWest coordinates a variety of reading venues, produces a quarterly public performance of poetry, publishes an anthology of the poetry for each quarterly performance, and provides a network for poets and poetry.
SWA serves as a writers' resource and information bank, providing opportunities for you to meet fellow writers and professionals in the writing world. Monthly meetings include open announcements by members about achievements and information about other writing groups, conferences, contests, markets, and publishing trends.
Land Acknowledgment: The University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.