Mission Statement

The Cavalcade of Authors West (COA West) is dedicated to providing the secondary students of our region access to some of the best Young Adult authors of our modern era. Our special interest is to celebrate Pacific Northwest Authors while introducing students to a variety of genres and subject matter and to furthermore, promote reading and writing within our community. We provide for our participants an authentic writing conference experience where students can learn from the ultimate mentors: the authors of the books they are reading.  We work in conjunction with the sister organization located in the Tri-Cities area of Washington called Cavalcade of Authors.

The Basics

Who?  Secondary students in Pierce County and their teachers and librarians.
What? A literary/ writing conference. The program is comprised of two components: 1) students reading novels from 15 featured authors and 2) a writer’s conference led by these featured authors.
When? Saturday, April 30th, 2016
Where? Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Washington
Cost? Yes, the conference registration is $20.

Purchase some of your favorite books from Garfield Book Company.  They will also have books available for purchase on the day of the conference.



Check out our printable COA poster to share with your students and colleagues!

Check out our printable COA West Brochure to share with students, parents, and colleagues!


8 thoughts on “About

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  3. I don’t live in the community, but I live close. I would really like to meet the authors. If I pay can I still go or is it just for people who live in the community?


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