Reader and Writer Resources


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Click on the resources listed below for a link to their websites.

RESOURCES FOR READERS AND WRITERS

Author Magazine publishes a free online magazine for readers and writers about authors, the writing process, and the writing life.

Goodreads helps readers to find books they’ll enjoy and to share their opinions about what they read; it also helps authors reach their audience through The Goodreads Author Program.

ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING WOMEN READERS AND WRITERS

A Celebration of Women Writers offers a database to search for female authors.

Calyx publishes women’s art and literature.

CWILA fosters community for Canadian women in the literary arts.

International Centre for Women Playwrights supports women playwrights around the world.

Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest-running literary festival dedicated to women writers in the US.

Portland Women Writers offers writing workshops for women in Portland, Oregon.

VIDA advocates for women in literary arts based on its research about opportunities for women.

Women Arts funds female literary artists.

SUPPORT FOR THE LITERARY COMMUNITY IN THE NORTHWEST (US)

Artist Trust funds literary writers and other artists in Washington State.

Centrum offers an annual writing conference in July and a “personal development experience” for writers in the fall, both in Port Townsend, Washington.

Oregon Writers Colony hosts a writers’ retreat at Rockaway Beach, Oregon and workshops.

Pacific Northwest Writers Association holds its annual conference for writers in Seattle and offers other events and services for writers year-round.

Powells Books has five bookstores in the Portland, Oregon area (one with over a million books), has been online at Powells.com since 1994, and hosts frequent readings by authors.

Tin House publishes a literary magazine. Tin House Books publishes a dozen titles a year. An annual Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop convenes in Portland, Oregon.

Willamette Writers hosts its annual conference for writers in August in Portland, Oregon, and offers other events and services for writers year-round.

The Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock) is a festival of books and authors in Portland, Oregon, and is held in November.

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING WRITERS

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) provides resources for writers, and for writing teachers. Its annual conference and book fair draws over twelve thousand people.

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is the month of November each year when aspiring writers all over the world support and challenge each other to complete a draft of a novel.

Poets & Writers offers information, support, and guidance to creative writers, publishes a magazine (print and digital), and publicizes contest and grant opportunities.

Writers and Editors connects writers, editors, and their markets.

Writers Digest provides educational resources for writers, and sponsors writing contests.

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