Signups at the Chuckanut Writers Conference

We met a lot of new folks at the Chuckanut Writers Conference and had a lot of new signups to our email list. For those who signed up, welcome to Red Wheelbarrow Writers. We are a loose affiliation of working writers who produce independently, and who join together to support, encourage, and sustain one another.

Red Wheelbarrow Writers is not a club or non-profit. We have no dues or formal order of responsibility. When we need money, we pass the hat. When we have an important endeavor, we show up. Several times a year we have a Bored Meeting (yes, that’s the correct word) that is not at all boring. Anyone can attend with a thought, an idea, a project.

We welcome all writers to our monthly Happy Hour to drink wine, share excerpts of works-in-progress, exchange news and views. We often meet for Write-Outs, a day spent writing together in unique settings.

Red Wheelbarrow Writers participates in the annual April National Poetry Month with a dedicated Facebook page. Each November, National Novel Writing Month, we collectively write a novel, and in December we come together for a reading of this novel where, as they say, hilarity ensues.

Partnering with Village Books and Whatcom Community College, Red Wheelbarrow Writers created Washington Memoir Month. Annually, for the whole month of September, memoir writers gather for classes, readings, weekly Write-Outs and mutual encouragement.

Since 2016, we have combined our talents to write, edit, and publish an anthology every other year. See Publications for more information.

No Happy Hour in July, but please join us in August

Due to the 4th of July holiday, we will not be meeting in July, but will resume our monthly meetings on August 3 at the Community Room at the Bellwether Apartments, 20 Bellwether Way (off Roeder Avenue).

Bring your own beverage and/or refreshments and a few dollars to contribute to the pot.

Access: come around the west end of the building to the waterfront side. Glass doors open directly to the meeting space. Park in any available space or on Bellwether Way.

Please bring some ideas

It’s time to start thinking about a theme for our next anthology for 2025! Please bring some ideas to share with the group.