Oct 19 BPNW Meeting: Why Collaborate?

Whether we write and publish for personal growth or to entertain others, we work in a world that’s often feels isolated. But the good news is that we don’t need to go it alone. Join local authors G. Elizabeth Kretchmer and A. C. Fuller on October 19 to learn how collaboration can make a difference. Whether you’re working with others in the creative process, during the production phase, or when you’re out in the field promoting your work, collaboration can:

  • Enhance your personal growth as a professional in this field
  • Create a greater sense of community
  • Set up opportunities to share costs and achieve economies of scale
  • Open doors to reach a wider audience
  • Bring more fun and fulfillment into your life.

BPNW’s Oct. 19 meeting will start at 6 pm in Room 221 at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N, Seattle. Book Publishers Northwest’s meetings are free and open to anyone interested in the business of book publishing.

Free parking is available on site. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited on all Good Shepherd Center premises by the landlord Historic Seattle.  BPNW also asks that all attendees respect the wishes of our members with allergies and refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or bringing non-service animals into a meeting.

More About Our Speakers

BRINK-Cover-Final-72dpiElizabeth Kretchmer’s debut novel, The Damnable Legacy, came out in 2014, and she’s about to launch her short story collection, Women on the Brink. Her short fiction, essays, and freelance work have appeared in The New York Times, High Desert Journal, Silk Road Review, SLAB, and other publications. An MFA graduate from Pacific University and a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy, G. Elizabeth facilitates therapeutic and wellness writing workshops in the community. To learn more, visit her website at www.gekretchmer.com or come to her collaborative launch party on October 25 at University Bookstore in Bellevue from 4 to 6 pm.

TAS-3D-Book-Template-editedA.C. Fuller is the creator and host of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast, a weekly interview show featuring award-winning writers and publishing experts. Fuller teaches English at Northwest Indian College and has taught journalism at New York University. He worked as a freelance reporter for the Poughkeepsie Journal and for New York Newsday. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two children and is hard at work on the sequel to his mystery thriller The Anonymous Source.