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Northwest Institute of Literary Arts meets over soup at Whidbey Pies

Soup’s on at Whidbey Pies Cafe for the first Northwest Institute of Literary Arts Open House.

The evening of literary opportunities kicks off at 5:30 Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Poets, writers and all those interested in supporting the literary arts are invited to enjoy a complementary bowl of the cafe’s famous soup, socialize, win door prizes and gather information that will whet the appetite of writers at any level of experience.

The Whidbey Island Writers Association which brings workshops, contests, literary events and benefits to members is one of the four NILA programs that will be sharing the stage and the fun.

A preview of the nationally recognized Whidbey Island Writers Conference for 2012 is on the program, as is information about the Whidbey Writers Workshop nationally accredited Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Additionally, NILA’s nationally distributed literary magazine, Soundings Review, will be on display.

NILA’s board of directors will be on hand to discuss the mission of NILA and its programs and to seek parties interested in future board membership.

Though the open house will officially end at 7 p.m., the café will remain open until 7:30 for those who want to continue the literary discussion over pie, a decaf latté, or a glass of wine.

Another option is to head to Langley for another great literary event: the Short Story Smash, at WICA in Langley at 7:30.

For more information contact membership director Donna Hood at 360-341-1860 or email

For information about the Short Story Smash visit


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