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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 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 featuring calligrapher and Trader Joe’s sign artist Katherine Malmsten on November 10 at 7 PM. Zoom. A link will be sent to all members prior to the meeting. 

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.

Dates Soon to be Determined: LETTERS OF JOY 2021

Letters of Joy was not held this year. 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 was in the best interest of our members and our community.
Thank you for your past and future support.

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

Join calligraphers and artists from around the Northwest for this exciting annual event, being rescheduled for 2021. Assuming we be able to hold the conference in person, Randall Hasson will be our keynote speaker and teacher at the event along with a large variety of instructors and classes for every level. If we are not yet able to hold an in-person conference, we are exploring the possibility of holding a virtual one. Please return to this site for future news and updates.

Soon to be rescheduled for 2021. Location: Shoreline Community College or a virtual platform if possible.

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.


Write On Calligraphers mourns the loss of member Caitlin Dundon on April 22, 2020. She inspired many WOC members with her cheerfulness, enthusiasm, and creativity. She taught excellent classes and workshops on mixed media, layering, and collage techniques. Many of us have enjoyed her book, The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques.