In collaboration with the Longview Public Library.

Northwest Voices presents writing workshops and author readings.

Join in the dialogue and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.


We welcome the opportunity to bring community and writers together. Come listen, join in the dialogue, and celebrate the voices of our region and our community.

Mark your calendar for upcoming NW Voices events

Northwest Voices presents Author PJ Peterson

 Writing Workshop: Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 - 5 pm, Main 147
 Author Reading: Wednesday, April 24, 7 pm, Longview Public Library

Northwest Voices presents Poet Florence Sage

Writing Workshop: Wednesday, May 22, 3:30 - 5 pm, HSB 101
 Author Reading: Wednesday, May 22, 7 pm, Longview Public Library

Attend a Writing Workshop!

Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

Blind Fish Don't Talk Book Cover

Blind Fish Don't Talk

Sun, sand, reading for pleasure and scuba-diving were Julia Fairchild’s plans for her vacation week on the beautiful island of St. Maarten.

An accidental death of a seasoned scuba diver interrupted those plans. But…was it accidental?

Julia’s fierce determination to learn the truth leads her own a pathway where she finds more questions than answers.

It was a very enjoyable read.  I like murder mysteries, especially Swedish female writers and now one American as well.  I saw the story unwind like a move.  I think it would serve well as a manuscript for a film…next step Hollywood? -Raija A.

About PJ Peterson

Originally from Kalama, PJ Peterson attended LCC before transferring to the University of Washington where she earned a B.S. in Pharmacy. She went on to medical school at the University of Utah and then trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She practiced medicine for 37 years before retiring in 2016. Blind Fish Don’t Talk may be her first published novel, but PJ has been preparing for this second career as a writer since childhood. A voracious reader, she's always loved mysteries. PJ is thrilled that readers report they genuinely like her novel, and she's busy working on her second novel, Rembrandt Rides a Bike.

PJ Peterson Photo

About Northwest Voices

Colleges, libraries and writers are natural community partners. Both seek to reach out to readers, stimulate thinking and engage people in the pursuit of ideas.

Northwest Voices author events are held quarterly during the academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring). Attendance is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

Northwest Voices Funding

Northwest Voices is funded by Lower Columbia College FoundationLongview Public Library, Friends of the Longview Public Library, Longview Library Foundation, Washington State Arts Commission, and Humanities Washington.

  Northwest Voices News Stories

Former Longview librarian leaves legacy of education, arts

Most notably, Fuller established the Northwest Voices program, bringing local and regional authors to our community...

The Daily News | September 5, 2018

Contact Northwest Voices

  Hiedi Bauer, Language & Literature Instructor

  (360) 442-2630

Need Disability Accommodation?

To arrange accommodation for a disablity call (360) 442-2341.

Campus closed on Fridays during summer session (July Aug).

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