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2019 Registration Rates


Early-Bird Registration Fee: $245, register by May 21, 2019

Registration Fee: $285, after May 21, 2019

Student Rate: $99, call 360.383.3200 for details.


Why should you register for the Chuckanut Writers Conference?

  • Study with some of the best writing faculty anywhere.
  • Practice your craft in a supportive, collegiate setting.
  • Learn valuable writing techniques and gain new insights.
  • Interact in person with dynamic authors, literary agents, marketing experts, and fellow writers.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the business of writing.
  • Return home energized, inspired, and ready to write.
  • Earn 16 clock hours if you’re a Washington State K-12 teacher for attending the entire conference (administrative fee applies).

Registration FAQs

What does my registration fee include?

  • Ticket to Thursday night pre-conference special event, the Chuckanut Radio Hour with Terry Brooks
  • All breakout sessions, panels, keynotes, etc. (see schedule) and free parking
  • Faculty reading and reception
  • Author book signings
  • Open mic events in Fairhaven on Saturday night
  • Contribution to the Chuckanut Writers Conference Scholarship Fund

What additional options can I register for?

  • Pitch sessions with literary agents, which are $10 each. Register by Friday, June 7, 2019.
  • *Update: Due to a change in the agent's schedule, Natalie Grazian will not be attending the 2019 Chuckanut Writers Conference. In her place, Britt Siess, also of Martin Literary Management, will conduct pitch sessions.*
  • Marketing consultations, which are $20 each. Register by Friday, June 7, 2019. *Marketing consultations with Alice B. Acheson are now full.*
  • Pre-conference master classes (see schedule for details), which range from $79 to $99. *The master class with Laurie Frankel is now full.*  

How can I register?

There are four easy ways to register:

  1. ONLINE: Register online (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). The online registration process may take a few moments to load; we appreciate your patience.
  2. PHONE: Call us at 360.383.3200 (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).
  3. IN PERSON:Register in person at the WCC Foundation Building, Suite 101, open 9 AM to 5 PM (check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).
  4. MAIL or FAX: Print and mail your registration form to WCC Community & Continuing Education, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 (check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). Click here to download the form


Can I get a refund?

Full refunds will be provided through May 1, 2019. Refunds are subject to a $100 administrative fee beginning May 2, 2019. No refunds after May 31, 2019.

What if I need access and disability services?

If you need access and disability services in order to fully participate in this event, contact Whatcom Community College Community & Continuing Education at 360.383.3200 or email conference planner Kaitlyn Teer at by June 1, 2019.