If you are a writer you might enjoy these sites:
Celticinvasionofrome.com It belongs to my fellow writer and friend Jim Smith. I think you’ll enjoy his books too.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION PNWA – Seattle, Washington
No matter what type of writing you do (poetry, memoir, fiction or magazine articles), you will find someone in this group that is interested and writes exactly what you do. You can find a mentor, a friend or perhaps a critique group and if you are serious about learning your craft, the PNWA’s Annual Writer’s Conference is a must do.
ROMANCE WRITER’S OF AMERICA — National
GREATER SEATTLE (RWA) — Seattle, Washington
WILLAMETTE WRITER’S — Portland, Oregon
These large member based conferences are very good, but there are many smaller, more intimate groups that present conferences and they are equally fun and informative. Here’s a couple of the ones I like. Take a look at their sites: Write on the Sound (WOTS) Edmonds, WA, Whidbey Island Writers Association, Write on the Beach (WOTB) Ocean Shores, WA