More than 50 people attended the first 3-Group Social Mingle at Artspace Hiawatha Lofts. The event held by Seattle WriterGrrls, Northwest Independent Editor’s Guild, and Book Publishers Northwest encouraged local writers, editors, and publishers to create some new connections.
Colored dots were placed on badges to identify the primary affiliation of each party goer, and folks started mingling in multi-dot groups long before the organizers introduced the three groups and explained what they do.
With the changes in technology and the publishing industry, members of all three groups quickly found crossovers in skills and interests.
BPNW and the Guild provided wine and light refreshments for the event while Seattle WriterGrrls volunteers helped everyone get their badge and make the most of the mingle.
Like all good parties, folks were reluctant to leave and a mild night encouraged many to continue their conversations on the sidewalk outside the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts.
BPNW thanks Rosemary Jones of BPNW, Jenny Neill of Seattle WriterGrrls, Andrea Leigh Ptak of Northwest Independent Editors Guild, and Amanda M. Vail of Northwest Independent Editors Guild for their work in organizing this event. Another thank you goes to Seattle WriterGrrls volunteers Jenny Hayes, Brie Gyncild, Madeline Ostrander, and Harriet Cannon for helping at the party.
Here’s how to keep in touch with our co-hosts:
Seattle WriterGrrls: This group operates as a Yahoo Newsgroup. Sign up to ask a question about writing and related technology. The organization also holds quarterly mixers in local bars or coffeeshops.
Northwest Independent Editors Guild: Go to the Guild’s website to find an editor for your next publishing project. The Guild holds an annual conference, Red Pencil in the Woods.