Registration is open!

Registration fee: $279

Early Bird Rate (through May 15): $239

Student Rate available, 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 WA State K-12 teacher and you attend the entire conference (administrative fee applies).

Refund Policy:
Full refund provided through May 1. Refunds subject to $100 admin fee starting May 2. No refunds after May 31.

Fee includes:

  • All sessions (see schedule) and free parking
  • Faculty readings
  • Author book signings
  • Thursday night Pre-Conference special edition of The Chuckanut Radio Hour (registration required)
  • End of conference open-mic events

Options (additional cost):

Four easy ways to register!

  • Call us at 360.383.3200 (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Register online (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
    The online registration process may take a few moments to load; we appreciate your patience. 
  • Register in person at the WCC Foundation Building, Suite 101,
    open 9 AM to 5 PM (check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  • Print and mail your registration to WCC Community Education, 237 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 (check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).  

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event, contact Whatcom Community College Community Education at (360) 383-3200 or email conference planner Jessica Lohafer at


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