Writers abound in our area – The Suburban Times

Submitted by JoAnn Lakin Jackson.

There is no shortage of writers in our region. We have authors in Ficrest, South Tacoma and Steilacoom.

Some of us meet regularly in person at Lakewood. Some of us meet via Zoom from Steilacoom, Tacoma, Renton, Wisconsin and Florida. I’m one of Steilacoom’s writers. We are part of the Plateau Region Writers Association (PAWA). Our group began twenty-three years ago as an offshoot of a writing class at Green River Community College.

A number of our writers have published books over the years. Our association has a number of review groups (some in person, some via zoom) as well as a quarterly meeting held at Green River Community College-Enumclaw Campus. This meeting is free and visible via Zoom.

Our group also publishes a quarterly, which features short stories, essays, poetry written by our members.

PAWA originally started in the Black Diamond/Enumclaw area, but now has members in our area, as well as Florida, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan. PAWA always welcomes new writers and looks for ways to help them achieve their goals.

Eight years ago I found this talented group and they helped me hone my songwriting skills.

Thanks to them, I was able to publish a children’s book, “The Adventures of a Greyhound and Elves”.

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We will meet on September 13 at 9:30 a.m. at the Enumclaw Campus of Green River Community College.

If you want to know more, contact PAWA Secretary JoAnn Lakin Jackson at 253-584-0396.