Call for Authors & Volunteers, Summer 2019

The Palouse Writers Guild is seeking local authors and reading enthusiasts to participate in a number of events scheduled for later this summer.

Local Author Reading

Who: Authors
Date:  Thursday, July 25th
Time:  6 PM to 8 PM

Seeking 5 authors to participate in a reading and panel discussion at Neill Public Library in Pullman, WA.  During the first hour of the program authors will read from their works and the second hour will be dedicated to taking audience questions and enjoying light refreshments.

If you are interested in participating, please provide the following by June 7th:

  1. A brief author bio
    2. Your author photo
    3.  The titles of your books

Email all information to 

Scholarship Opportunity

Who: YA and Children’s writers and illustrators from under-represented groups
Date: July 1st

The SCBWI is offering a scholarship to their fall conference. The application period is open from now until July 1, and is open to YA and Children’s writers and illustrators from under-represented groups.  For more information about the conference and scholarship application process, visit their website:


Market Day Book Signing

Who: Authors
Date: Saturday, August 24th
Time: 10 AM to 1 PM

The Moscow Farmers Market is a high traffic event and is an excellent opportunity to introduce local authors to the community.  This event is co-sponsored by BookPeople of Moscow.  We are looking for eight authors to participate by being available to sign books from 10 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, August 24th.  There will be two authors per table.  Two tables will be located outside, directly in front of the store.  For the light/heat sensitive, two more tables will be located inside the store.  Per Market rules, authors MAY NOT set up early, as businesses downtown are not permitted to operate outside normal business hours on market days.

If you are interested in participating in this event email Khaliela Wright at

Tales on Trails

Who: Everyone (lots of volunteers needed)
Date: September (whole month)
Time: Varies

The Palouse Land Trust host their “Tales on Trails” event every September in honor of National Literacy Month.  They are seeking local authors to participate in programs scheduled throughout the month as well as to donate books to the cause.  Each week of the month is generally assigned a theme.  Exact dates and weekly themes to be decided, but traditionally fall into the categories below:

Week A: Poetry in the Pines
Ideas: Poetry Reading, Poetry writing exercises, creating a “poet tree” where passersby use ribbons to tie bits of their own poetry to one of the trees on site.

Week B: Children’s Week
Ideas: Schools often schedule field trips during this week, so children’s authors who have nature oriented fiction or non-fiction would be ideal presenters.  Maybe an evening presentation for families, “Tails on Trails,” stories you can enjoy with your dog?

Week C: Adult Nature Non-Fiction/Guide Books
Ideas: Readings from non-fiction authors, particularly with a local interest.  Nature writing, nature journaling.  Plant/wildlife identification walks.

Week D: Adult Fiction
Ideas: an evening program with ghost/monster stories told around a campfire.

This event is organized by Jaime Walker, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Palouse Land Trust.  If you have additional questions about the event contact Jaime by email at or by phone at 208-596-4496.

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