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Write On Calligraphers

Write On Calligraphers is a society of people who love letters, people and philosophy
and who enjoy opening new avenues to add more dimension to their lives.

Write on Calligraphers (WOC) is a Pacific Northwest nonprofit organization of artists who share and promote a love of letters and the paper arts.

The general meetings are open to the public at no charge.

Virtual Letters of Joy 2021 is happening! CLICK HERE to register for The Package – all virtual, all-inclusive, April 30 – May 1, 2021


Last minute ALERT! Writing with a Bent Nib, the post-LOJ workshop beginning May 2 with Randall Hasson, still has space. Click HERE to register for this 5-session, unique course by going directly to the host: Sandia Workshops


June 19 Workshop! Architectural Writing with Cora Pearl (click here)



Location:  The Covid 19 pandemic requires us to virtually meet via the Zoom app. A link will be sent to WOC members and others who request it. Normally, and eventually again, meetings will take place at Artworks in Edmonds, WA, on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, September and November at 7 PM.


Throughout the year, Write On Calligraphers sponsors workshops conducted by renowned calligraphers and paper artists and lists resources for local calligraphy classes.  Find Upcoming Workshops, General Meetings, and Events. 


The current state of Covid 19 precautions has allowed a flourishing of online instruction available to calligraphers. WOC tracks many instructors who now teach virtually. Click here to link to John Neal Books where a current listing of national and international learning opportunities can be found:


Membership dues are $30 US and $35 for Canada.  Get detailed membership information here.



Randall Hasson

Letters of Joy  is being held virtually on April 30 and May 1, 2021.Randall Hasson is our keynote speaker for 2021.

Registration is now OPEN for Mr. Hasson’s 5-Session workshop beginning on May 2, immediately following LOJ: “Writing with a Bent Nib.” Click here to go to the two-page flyer with registration form.


Sue Gruhn and Katherine Malmsten, Co-Chairs of LOJ 2021

Randall Hasson will be our keynote speaker and teacher at the event along with a variety of instructors and classes for every level.

Randall Hasson

Randall M. Hasson is an artist, calligrapher, instructor and speaker who has appeared on the faculty of Arts, Lettering Arts, and Educational Conferences in the United States, Canada and England. He has appeared as a mainstage presenter and/or teacher with lecture topics covering Public Art, Art History, the Painting Process, Collaborative Art Projects, and the History of Writing including the recent invention of the ADLaM Alphabet which originated in western Africa. He is the co-editor of the 24th (Centennial) Edition of The Speedball Textbook, and is currently writing a history titled Teaching America How to Letter: The Speedball Story, due to be published by Letterform Archive in 2020.


Donations help our guild to thrive and provide opportunities for learning lettering and the arts together. We are grateful for your generosity.

Check Donations WOC  accepts and prefers donations by check (it eliminates extra fees). Send your donations to:

Write On Calligraphers
PO Box 277
Edmonds, WA 98020-0277

PayPal Donations  PayPal can conveniently be used for membership payments, workshop payments and Letters of Joy conference.  After you have signed in or created your account, click on “Send Money To” and enter . Then enter, confirm payment and click “Send Payment Now”.  If you are registering for a workshop, you must fill out the registration application and send it to WOC on or after the date on the form.

Benevity Donations 

If your employer uses Benevity, you may make donations directly to Write On Calligraphers through Benevity. Sign in or register and follow the prompts to give.


Board Positions: Please inquire. Some volunteers are filling two positions. The success of WOC depends on the commitment of  members who volunteer their time so that the guild can continue to offer workshops, conferences and information to calligraphers and artists.  We are always seeking members to join the board for the upcoming fiscal year. Find out more about each board position and contact us today.


Library: WOC members enjoy many benefits as well as access to an extensive library located at Artworks and available for check out at each all member meeting. We hope you will join us in our exploration of calligraphy and the paper arts.

Tips & Tricks Ideas and tips for learning calligraphy submitted by WOC members.