Here are a few things you might like to know!

How much?

$100 donation to RealReaderfest on Paypal to reserve your spot. There are scholarships. Preference will be given to writers from under-represented groups. Just email us at and ask.  Click to Pay here!

When and where?

September 13, 2018 - Evening social off site at a private home in Tacoma.

Sept 14-16, 2018, 9 am to 6 pm - at Holiday Inn meeting room. Possible evening sessions and social activities.

The group hotel room block has been made and you may now start booking reservations. You are welcome to call 253-272-2434 or book online using the instructions below.


1. Head to Writer's Weekend


2. Enter preferred arrival and departure dates – the event starts with a social off site on Thursday evening, Sept. 13. Classes are all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Sept. 14-16, ending at 6 PM on Sunday.


3. Under "Add Special Rate Codes", enter the group code WRD to get the group rate of $119.00 per night, breakfast and parking included. You may upgrade to a King Suite at $139.00 by calling Cinthia at 253-274-3995.


The last day to make a reservation is August 14th, 2018If you need to book outside of the contracted dates, please contact Cinthia Diaz directly at 253-274-3995 or Sandra at 253-274-3997.

What’s your return policy?

We are not able to process returns. If you give us money, it is considered a donation. If you register and can't attend, you can trade with someone who can, or we can hold a spot at a future weekend for you. We use every penny to help pay for the airfare and hotel for the guest speakers. Your contribution may be tax deductible, ask your tax person. We are registered as a nonprofit in WA.

Who may attend?

Writers at all levels are welcome. Fans are welcome. If you have never been to a writers' event before, you are still welcome.  We don't bite. We have all been new at some time. We want to help you, and we especially want to help you if you think you already know it all.

What do I get for the registration donation?

We'll be doing a lot of talking, a lot of meeting to go over our work. We'll have free time to write, both free writing and directed by instructors (we're all instructors and we're all students...we decide what we want this weekend to look like).

There will be some snacks, and there is food nearby for you to purchase.

Are there any 'rules'?

Glad you asked.

We want to be welcoming to everyone. We can't guarantee safe space, but we want to encourage everyone to be kind to one another.

We can't allow you to come into the space if you are wearing fragrance -- there are people with allergic reactions to all kinds of scents. There is fragrance in everything, so don't add any to your hair, skin, body, clothes, or anything you bring in with you.

We won't be serving alcoholic beverages. You may find a place to eat or drink nearby.

Is the venue ADA accessible?

We are working on that for the social off site. Some of the social events will be at our house. Call or email if you have mobility challenges or are allergic to pets, and we can describe what you will be facing here.  The daytime workshops and classes and talks are at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Tacoma.

The hotel is completely ADA accessible.

What is your Code of Conduct?

Be nice. Any complaints should be made to Karen Junker at 425-443-3895, who will take any steps necessary to correct the situation. If you are in a serious and dangerous threat situation, call 911.

Anyone who is making this event unsafe for anyone else will have to leave and will forfeit their donation.