Whatcom Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Whatcom County including Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden and beyond.

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Apr
26
Fri
Chanticleer Authors Conference & International Book Awards Ceremony & Banquet @ Hotel Bellwether
Apr 26 all-day
Chanticleer Authors Conference & International Book Awards Ceremony & Banquet @ Hotel Bellwether

A unique and progressive authors conference designed to share insight, knowledge, and the latest technologies about the marketing and business side of being an author and a publisher. The Chanticleer Authors Conference UNLOCKS the SECRETS of SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING. We will have sessions on Google-the newest audiobook and digital sales platform, Direct to Readers (consumers) Tools, Tips, and Best Practices to obtain and maintain readership. The roles of METADATA, SEO, & Analytics in the publishing industry. How to Increase Sales on Amazon, Global Digital Media Strategies, The Best Distribution and Selling Platforms and Branding and Marketing Best Practices. We also have offer writing master classes. 2019 will feature international bestselling author J.D. Barker and American film director Scott Steindorff. This will be the sixth annual conference that has been held at the Hotel Bellwether. Chanticleer Reviews is a local Bellingham company with an international reach. Village Books sponsors the CAC Book Room. Attendees have hailed from Australia, Singapore, Scotland, Ireland, England, Canada, across the USA, and from our own beloved Pacific Northwest.

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Apr
28
Sun
Books By the Bay Book Fair @ Hotel Bellwether Ballroom
Apr 28 all-day
Books By the Bay Book Fair @ Hotel Bellwether Ballroom

The Book Room is a FREE and family-friendly event, open to the public Saturday and Sunday. The main event, where most authors will be on hand doing signings, readings, etc. will be Sunday 1-5:30 pm. There is FREE and ample parking in the Hotel Bellwether garage.

Village Books is managing the book room and is sponsoring the Books By the Bay Book Fair that will take place at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom.

Come by on Sunday afternoon and listen in on a panel discussion of your favorite genre’s authors. International bestselling thriller author and master of suspense J.D. Barker will have a book signing at 3 p.m.

Please visit our website for the list of authors whose works will be available and for genre panel discussion times.

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Jun
21
Fri
Chuckanut Writers Conference @ Whatcom Community College
Jun 21 @ 12:00 am
Chuckanut Writers Conference @ Whatcom Community College

The ninth annual Chuckanut Writers Conference is an intensive craft-focused, cross-genre symposium designed to inspire and edify writers of all experience levels. Co-presented by the Whatcom Community College Community and Continuing Education program and Village Books, the Chuckanut Writers Conference spotlights both talented authors who are distinguished writing teachers and respected agents and marketing professionals who will share industry insights, hear pitches and provide consultations. Register by May 21 for the early bird rate of $245. After May 21, the rate will be $285.

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