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  READERFEST 

A literary festival for readers & writers!

Friday, September 14, 3:00 PM –
Sunday, September 16, 6:00 PM

WHAT DOES IT COST AND WHAT DO I GET?

Full Weekend

  •   Free — Friday and Saturday evening,7-10 PM – talks and social.
  • $5 – Full Weekend Membership all day and evening Friday-Sunday.
  • $100 – Writers’ Workshop Friday-Sunday (includes full weekend membership and lunches).

Dinners & Socials

  •   Free: Thursday night “First Draft” Happy Hour. You pay for your own food & drink at Harmon Brewery and Eatery,  1938 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402.

To pay for your chosen membership events, please use PayPal and send your payment to realreaderfest@gmail.com. We will contact you to collect your registration details. Currently we can only accept payments by PayPal or check, but credit card options will be coming soon, as well as an online registration form.

To apply for a scholarship or for more information, please email realreaderfest@gmail.com.
You can also contact us there to arrange a donation.

The Writers’ Workshop will be small groups of 5 meeting to discuss each writer’s work with a professional editor, agent, or author. You will be asked to send a story or novel chapter of up to 5000 words by August 1, 2018 and you will be sent the stories for the others in your group to read and critique before the event.

With your paid Writers Workshop Membership, you will get individual consultations with your group’s leader. Leaders include Tor editor Beth Meacham and Science Fiction author Spencer Ellsworth, and SFF romance author Eilis Flynn. We will have poet leaders and other genres – to be announced soon!

In addition, we’ll have classes and talks with well-known authors, poets, playwrights, and other industry professionals.

All writers and storytellers are welcome to participate, whether you are just getting started or you are already published. We believe that we can all learn from each other.  All are welcome!

For more information, please email realreaderfest@gmail.com