Workshops 0 Comments Guy Worthey February 16, 2019 at 12:06 am 3 years ago Reply YES! Can’t wait! Guy Worthey April 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm 3 years ago Reply Definitely shaping up to be a fine party. Bookstore + party = count me in. Khaliela September 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm 3 years ago Reply The 10 AM slot is already filled! Authors Al Halsey, Guy Worthey, Jeni Leidenfrost, and illustrator Jessica Linn Evans already snapped up that opportunity. If you are an author (or know an author) who wants a spot, you’d better act fast. khaliela September 15, 2019 at 12:22 am 3 years ago Reply Authors Sanan Kolva, Mark Rollins, and Ed Marohn just snagged the 12 PM to 2 PM time slot. If you want to join these authors, act fast, there is only one spot left. The 2 PM to 4 PM time slot is still wide open! khaliela September 16, 2019 at 12:24 am 3 years ago Reply Mark Rounds just took the last 12 PM slot. All that is left is 2 PM to 4 PM. Don’t wait . . . They could be gone before you make up your mind. khaliela September 17, 2019 at 11:49 pm 3 years ago Reply Unfortunately Ed Marohn had to change his plans, so there’s a 12 PM to 2 PM slot open again. Author Timothy Jones from Harvard, just singed up for 2 PM to 4 PM. Looks like we’re going to have a great bunch of authors. khaliela September 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm 3 years ago Reply Author Mark Ready just took that last 12 PM to 2 PM slot and children’s author and illustrator Joleen Tietz will be signing in the 2 PM to 4 PM spot. That means we’ve only got two spots left. Get them before they’re gone. Mix-Movie.com October 16, 2019 at 8:46 am 3 years ago Reply Worthey has also collaborated with Sonya Bramwell in the publication of the “Otherworlds: Anthology of Short Fiction” last December, also available at BookPeople. It showcases work by emerging and established area writers. Hemlata Vasavada November 7, 2019 at 10:52 pm 3 years ago Reply Please let me know the word count for submission Thank you, Hemlata Vasavada khaliela November 8, 2019 at 10:51 am 3 years ago Reply We did not set a min/max word count. Just send the first chapter of your novel. KRISTOPHER F GROWS March 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm 2 years ago Reply I’ve great interest in getting my manuscript and rubric back after the contest concludes, but should pandemic conditions persist it may be necessary to forego the event meeting. Can other arrangements be made if it is looking like a problem come June? khaliela March 18, 2020 at 7:10 pm 2 years ago Reply Right now we are hoping the festival is far enough in the future that it will not be impacted. If the universe conspires against us, the choice is to postpone rather than cancel. No decision will be made until after June 1st. In the meantime, enjoy “Camp Covid-19” and keep writing! Rita Gossard-Hooten November 17, 2019 at 12:23 pm 3 years ago Reply Will you be having a Children’s Book contest any time soon? I have written a couple of them (would be published) as picture books. khaliela November 17, 2019 at 6:54 pm 3 years ago Reply Hi Rita– Since this is our first time ever holding a contest, we want to make sure we can run one successfully before branching out into other contest. That said, I would like to let you know about an upcoming children’s workshop, “So You Want to Write a Book for Kids: The Ins and Outs of Traditional Children’s Book Publishing.” This workshop is scheduled to run as part of the Palouse Writers Festival, set for June 27, 2020. I hope you will be able to attend. More information about that workshop will be posted as we get closer to the date. Cheers. khaliela January 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm 2 years ago Reply If you are a PWG member and have not received the coupon code for this event, please email me and I will send you the information. Thanks, Khaliela khaliela January 30, 2020 at 2:55 pm 2 years ago Reply Jim Allan and Mark Ready just snagged the 2 PM to 4 PM time slot. Robert Mitchell January 31, 2020 at 10:42 am 2 years ago Reply Hello! I apologize if I overlooked this. Are self-published novels that have been on the market eligible or is this for unpublished works only? Thanks for your time, Robert khaliela February 3, 2020 at 8:22 am 2 years ago Reply Hi Robert– Good Question! Our intent was for this be to unpublished manuscripts. However, that is not stated in the rules, so published works are allowed. (This year, anyway. Next year, I’ll be sure the rules more clearly state our intent.) Robert Mitchell February 3, 2020 at 9:32 am 2 years ago Reply Ah, got it. Thank you very much! And please forgive the second inquiry. I looked at the website and thought the original had disappeared and figured I’d better send another one. Thanks again Khaliela, Robert Robert Mitchell February 1, 2020 at 7:42 pm 2 years ago Reply Hi, Are self-published works eligible or is the contest for unpublished manuscripts? Thanks for your time, Robert Robert Mitchell February 3, 2020 at 11:09 am 2 years ago Reply Apologies for the repeat question. I erroneously thought the first one had disappeared. Thanks for the answer. Much appreciated! khaliela February 6, 2020 at 2:43 pm 2 years ago Reply Guy Worthey just signed up for noon. Matt Edwards February 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm 2 years ago Reply I did something stupid. I mailed my submission on Saturday and forgot to drop in my check. Can I send a check to catch up to my submission? I read that the 15th was the deadline, as well, to pay online. What can I do? Please help. Terri Picone February 28, 2020 at 3:31 pm 2 years ago Reply Is there an easy way to add all the workshops and keynote for the festival in one transaction? Thank you for hosting this event. It looks great! khaliela February 29, 2020 at 12:58 pm 2 years ago Reply Hi Terri–If you add all the items to your cart, then you can make one purchase when you check out at the end. khaliela February 29, 2020 at 1:17 pm 2 years ago Reply Mark Rounds just signed up for 10 AM to 12 PM and Stu Scott just added himself to the 12 PM to 2 PM slot. khaliela February 29, 2020 at 1:33 pm 2 years ago Reply Didn’t get your coupon for $5 off your cart? If you are a WordPress only follower, you will need to email me and I’ll send you the coupon code. Janet Marugg March 1, 2020 at 7:26 am 2 years ago Reply I loved the Travel Writing Class, Khaliela — great exercises and discussion. All the way back to Clarkston I saw awakening waves of fields under stampeding clouds. The shadows were stretched into the folds of earth waves like they were exploring lover’s fingers. I’m haunted by who lived in a collapsed building way back when, what were their hopes and dreams, their loves and losses? It was lovely. I emailed Peter to thank him and I sent Brian Beesley Peter’s contact info since they both write about African Peace Corp experiences. khaliela March 2, 2020 at 10:46 am 2 years ago Reply I’m glad you enjoyed it and hope to bring more helpful workshops to area writers soon! Antonia Overstreet March 2, 2020 at 6:21 pm 2 years ago Reply Is there a deadline to register for the festival, or limited capacity? khaliela March 3, 2020 at 3:21 pm 2 years ago Reply We have not set a deadline, but there is limited capacity. The keynote address will be in the Great Room, which seat 100 (I think.) The workshops are in the Arts and Fiske Rooms, which seat 43. We will close registration when the seats are full. khaliela March 4, 2020 at 6:06 pm 2 years ago Reply Here is the promised note from Peter: I told the group on Saturday that I would send along an essay by Joan Didion called, “On Keeping a Notebook.” It’s a helpful, inspiring story about writing memoir and and standing one’s ground with a remembered story. Here is a pdf link to that essay. If you can forward that to the group, that would be great. Thanks! https://accessinghigherground.org/handouts2013/HTCTU%20Alt%20Format%20Manuals/Processing%20PDF%20Sample%20Files/00%20On%20Keeping%20a%20Notebook.pdf Kathy Baxter April 26, 2020 at 7:38 am 2 years ago Reply At this time are there any plans to cancel the conference due to Covid-19? khaliela April 27, 2020 at 1:28 pm 2 years ago Reply Hi Kathy, At this times there are no plans to cancel. The City of Moscow is allowing large gatherings, including the Moscow Farmers Market, to resume starting June 6th, provided social distancing guidelines are followed. We are waiting to hear back from the 1912 Center regarding the new guidelines as that will determine how many participants will be allowed per room, seating arrangements, etc. Event registration will be limited accordingly once that information has been received. Jody Opheim June 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm 2 years ago Reply For those who cannot attend in person at 6:30pm to hear the winner of the writing contest announced, will it be on Zoom or FaceBook Live, etc.? khaliela June 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm 2 years ago Reply The Books & Brews portion will not be broadcast via zoom. No word yet on if Facebook Live is a possibility. Gwen E Sullivan June 26, 2020 at 11:50 am 2 years ago Reply If I have already registered for some of the workshops but plan to participate via Zoom, do I have to re-register and pay again? Thanks! Elizabeth Sloan June 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm 2 years ago Reply How do we transfer our “physical” tickets purchased in March to zoom? For three of these wonderful workshops? TY. Janet Marugg June 27, 2020 at 3:58 pm 2 years ago Reply Great workshops today! So glad that the guild did this. Terri Picone June 28, 2020 at 2:20 pm 2 years ago Reply Congratulations to all the winners! khaliela June 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm 2 years ago Reply I believe I have emailed the works cited page from Jennifer Anderson’s workshop to everyone who attended. If I have somehow missed you, please email me and I’ll send you the file. Thanks! Thorn Sully October 8, 2020 at 10:46 pm 2 years ago Reply I hope you are all faring well during these turbulent times. I applaud everyone’s efforts to carry on and continue writing. My physical address (in the Czech Republic) loses significance in this digital age, so I can take the pulse easily of what goes on in Moscow, where I still have roots. I am a professional developmental editor and publisher–award winning, actually, and I have a standard offer to read up to 30 pages of your work and give your feedback, without charge. To take advantage of this offer, send me your pages, double spaced, Times New Roman to email@example.com And in the meantime, stay well, love each other, and know that your words, well-composed, never have to socially distance themselves from others. Alex A. December 15, 2020 at 6:25 pm 2 years ago Reply Hello, I just had a question about the two 2021 Contests. Can people submit 2 or more different entries, in the same Contests (2 or more entries in the First Chapter Contest, and 2 or more entries in the Short Story Contest), all by the same writer? khaliela December 15, 2020 at 7:21 pm 2 years ago Reply Hello Alex, Great question. The answer is yes! Last year we had a few people send in multiple entries for our 1st Chapter Contest and we gladly accepted all of them. When submitting multiple entries, that means you also need to pay multiple entry fees. If you submit 3 items, that’s $30, 4 submissions is $40, etc. Diane Rich January 30, 2021 at 8:48 am 1 year ago Reply Hi! Is this an annual contest? Is the deadline for 2021 February 15 still? Have not received any emails about this, and the website does not appear to updated. Thank you! Diane Rich khaliela January 30, 2021 at 2:11 pm 1 year ago Reply Yes, this is an annual contest. You can find all the updated information here: https://palousewritersguild.org/2020/11/pwg-2021-writing-contests/ Diane Rich February 15, 2021 at 1:04 pm 1 year ago Reply Hi, Khaliela – With the deadline being on President’s Day, the Post Offices are closed. Will you extend the deadline to February 16? My daughter decided to submit a second entry, but we didn’t realize it was a mail holiday today, so we can’t get it mailed until tomorrow. Thanks. Diane Rich khaliela February 16, 2021 at 10:29 am 1 year ago Reply Hi Diane– I spoke to the person in charge of the short story contest last night and agreed that we should extend the deadline to account for the snow and the postal holiday. You will have until Friday to get you daughter’s work in the mail. Diane February 16, 2021 at 10:46 am 1 year ago Reply Thank you so much! Matt Edwards February 16, 2021 at 9:17 am 1 year ago Reply Is this event exclusively for self-published authors or just open to them? I have a book that was formerly self-published and is now traditionally published. khaliela February 16, 2021 at 10:24 am 1 year ago Reply Hi Matt, The goal is to feature local self-published authors. However, traditionally published authors are not excluded from the event. Like you, many in the community are both self and traditionally published. We welcome all of them with open arms. Everyone interested in participating should submit an application. With social distancing there is limited table space available, so we can’t guarantee everyone will get a spot. khaliela May 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm 1 year ago Reply The coupon code for $10 off workshop registration has been sent to anyone who provided an email. If you are a WordPress only follower and did not receive a coupon please contact me. In your message include the WordPress account you registered under and an email address where I can send the coupon code. Cheers, Khaliela Goldie June 25, 2021 at 6:50 pm 1 year ago Reply Sounds like a very interesting agenda. I’m sure all participants will love the festival. There seems to be so much to learn from all these speakers. Stuart Lauren Scott June 19, 2022 at 6:09 pm 2 weeks ago Reply Five of the awards went to writers who do not live in the Palouse? Is there a meaning to the group title: Palouse Writers Guild? Should there be some area limit attached to membership so more encouragement from awards would go to Palouse writers?