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 nonprofit organization of
Pacific Northwest artists who share and promote a love of letters and the paper arts.

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


General Meeting: Join us for our next General Meeting. 

Location: Meetings 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 


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

SAVE THE DATE – LETTERS OF JOY May 1-2 2020 2021

Below is a message from Janice Hammock and Katherine Malmsten, Co-Chairs of LOJ
March 15, 2020:

Last week, we met to discuss the situation with the virus and the possibility of cancelling Letters of Joy. At that point, we had hoped to give it some time before making the decision; however, with the rapid escalation of the coronavirus into pandemic status, health recommendations for many of our potential attendees, cancellations of school and other gatherings, and today’s recommendation by the CDC as well as the directive of Governor Jay Inslee to limit gatherings to under 50, we have regretfully come to our decision.

Letters of Joy will not be held this year. Neither will the two day workshop following. Randall Hasson has graciously agreed to be our keynote speaker for 2021, and we look forward to seeing him then.

This was a difficult decision to make, but one we feel is in the best interest of our members and our community.
Thank you for your past and future support.

Janice Hammock and Katherine Malmsten, Co-Chairs of LOJ

Join calligraphers and artists from around the Northwest for this exciting annual event, rescheduled for 2021. Randall Hasson will be our key speaker and teacher at the event along with a large variety of instructors and classes for every level.

Dates: May 1-2 2020 – Rescheduled for 2021

Location: Shoreline Community College

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.


The “Write, Right Now!  June 26-July 1, 2020 Calligraphy Conference is organized by the Slovenian Calligraphy Society SKRIPTORIJ, represented by Loredana Zega and Aleš Zavratnik in Slovenia. There will be a wide range of calligraphy workshops offered for all levels, from beginners to most advanced masters.  2 day or 5 day workshops will be offered by each instructor.  All workshops will be taught in English.


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 writeoncalligraphers@gmail.com . 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 Members Needed: 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.


Many WOC members may remember Richard Sindel who attended many of our meetings, workshops and LOJ. He passed away on June 16, 2018. Richard had a vast amount of calligraphic supplies and was exuberant in sharing and giving them to fellow calligraphers. Obituary

Susan Russell passed away on Mother’s Day of 2017. She was an acclaimed artist, longtime high school art teacher, wife, mother, and mentor. She often wore hats or other hair apparel all positioned on her distinctive red hair. Susan Jane Russell, 71, died May 14 at the Portland, Oregon, home she shared with Falken Forshaw, her husband of 49 years. Since the 1980s, she had battled cancer several times.

Pamela Pincha-WagenerOur dear friend and calligrapher, Pamela Pincha-Wagener, passed away on January 10, 2017. She graciously shared her many talents and gifts with us for many years. She will be missed tremendously.