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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Workshop for new writers to be held at Everett Public Library


EVERETT, WA – So you've written a book—what next? The Everett Public Library and the Pacific Northwest Writers Cooperative will co-sponsor a free program to help new authors get their hard-earned book into print and into the hands of readers. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Avenue in Everett. 

Writers today can easily become overwhelmed while navigating the complex world of publishing. They often find themselves not only creating, but also editing and marketing their works as well. Toni Kief, Matthew Buza, and Susan Brown of the Writers Cooperative will share strategies on how to get through an ever-changing publishing maze. They will discuss writing query letters, hiring an agent, and other considerations within the traditional world of publishing. There will also be segments on vanity publishing and self-publishing, including Amazon and other alternative platforms. The program will include a question-and-answer session. 

Toni Kief, the director of the Pacific Northwest Writers Cooperative, is author of both short stories and novels, including the "Mildred Unchained" mystery series. Since 2016, Matthew Buza has written and published short stories and seven novels, including the "Necromantia" series. He currently manages the co-op’s technical resources. Susan Brown has written everything from kids’ books to teen adventures to adult romances. 

The Pacific Northwest Writers Cooperative strives to “build an organization of creative geniuses in the Northwest to learn and trade skills to bring quality original works to the page and readers.” 

For more information, call 425-257-8000 or visit

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