Coeur d'Alene Chapter

Write Now!

The Coeur d'Alene Chapter of the Idaho Writer's League can help you begin...

You've made the resolutions. You bought new paper and a really good pen. You even cleaned a small corner of the bedroom and put up a desk. Yet you still can't seem to take the time to put pen to paper.

What you need is inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. You need the Idaho Writer's League.
For over 60 years, the Idaho Writer's League (IWL) has been providing local communities with support and encouragement for the art and profession of writing. Since 1943, the Coeur d'Alene chapter of the IWL has provided everything you need to make your writing dreams come true.

At the Idaho Writer's League you will:

·   Hear presentations by well-published authors and knowledgeable others from the world of writing.
·   Share original writings.
·   Participate in small, encouraging, like-minded critique groups.
·   Discuss writing techniques or problems you are having with your work.
·   Enter IWL state writing contests if you choose.
·   Be encouraged to attend the IWL state writers convention the last week-end in September.
·   Be mentored by a caring, knowledgeable, sensitive group of writers.

By coming to one of our meetings, you take the first step toward fulfilling your goals, nurturing your talent and possibly getting yourself published like these Coeur d'Alene Chapter Authors.

Nikki Arana – National award winning author of fiction book series and nonfiction book
Nancy Barnes – Nonfiction book author
BJ Campbell – Newsletter editor and western writer
Patti Dickinson – fiction and non-fiction books
Wes Hanson – Teacher and poet
Mary Jane Honnegger – Magazine and newspaper writer
Mike Kincaid – Pilot and adventure novels author
Michael Marsden – Ghost stories and romance novelist
Mary Langer Smith aka Maryn Langer – Historical novels
Elizabeth Mastin – Poet and newletter columnist
Barbara Rostad – Poet
Sandy Smith – Senior romance author
Larry Telles – Film history and juvenile novels

If you'd like to join our group, print out our Membership Form and send it to the address on the form.

From Our Members:

Being a member of the Coeur d'Alene chapter of the Idaho Writer's League is to surround oneself with talented poets and writers, determined through their work to maintain a tradition of literary excellence that was begun a half-century ago. The result on my writing is that I keep raising the bar.
- Patti Dickinson

I was a member of the Idaho Writer's League Twin Falls Chapter for 15 years. It was wonderful to be able to continue my membership in this organization when I moved to Coeur d'Alene six years ago. I find the support and opportunities for growth invaluable. For me, the writing itself doesn't get easier, and I need the loving support and honest critiquing I receive from the group.
- Mary Langer Smith
aka Maryn Langer

In the Coeur d'Alene Chapter of Idaho Writer's League, beginning writers find acceptance, encouragement and guidance, and practical help. But what I cherish most is the non-judgemental, constant prompting to do a little better, to reach a little higher. I have found the members of the CDA Chapter to be a cornerstone of principle and purpose as I build my writing career.
- Nikki Arana

When I joined the IWL, Coeur d'Alene Chapter, I found an audience for my own poems nad prose. The bonus came when I listend to their work and found ways to improve mine.
- Michael Marsden

Meet With Us:

The Coeur d'Alene Chapter meets twice each month. Listen to guest speakers, catch up on events being sponsored by the Coeur d'Alene Chapter and bring your current work for our readings.

A daytime meeting is held every 2nd Wednesday at 9AM – Noon at:

Jewett House
1501 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Coeur d'Alene, ID

An evening meeting is held every 3rd Thursday from 6:30-9:30 PM at:

Lutheran Church of the Master
4800 N. Ramsey Rd.
Coeur d'Alene, ID

If you would like to know more about the Coeur d'Alene Chapter or the Idaho Writer's League, email the chapter President at:
or write

PO Box 1286
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816