Northwest BookFest 2014 Writers Conference Cancelled

Northwest BookFest organizer Sheryn Hara announced that the board of Northwest BookFest  decided to cancel their upcoming event on November 1 and 2, “Guiding You Through Indie Publishing,” to be held at Northwest University.

“We made this decision based on that fact that we were not able to get enough registrations to warrant holding the event,” she said. People who registered for the event should contact Hara at for more information.

The Kirkland writers’ convention Northwest Bookfest took its name from an earlier event created in Seattle in the 1990s, which also ended eventually due to lack of funding. Unlike that two-day readers’ festival on the piers celebrating print books, the Eastside event had evolved into two days of workshops on the changing nature of book publishing and, particularly, the impact of e-books and technology on writers.

Wordstock, a similar event in Portland, OR, also shut down in 2014, although Literary Arts has announced that it will revive the event in November 2015.