President's Welcome


Welcome to the website of the North State Writers (NSW), a chartered branch of the California Writers Club.

     As the NSW embarks on yet another year, we will embrace the spirit of possibility and all that we can accomplish. We have a fantastic merger of both new and continuing (and very excited) Board members who are constantly brainstorming for ways to better serve and involve our aspiring writers and established authors, editors, illustrators, publishers, and agents. We look forward to the up and coming months. It will be an exciting and invigorating time with a myriad of local and larger-scale opportunities; including, but not limited to, hands-on workshops, the publishing of another NSW Anthology, writing contests, the formation of writing critique groups, community book signings, involvement in the community's Blue Room Theatre and the annual Chocolate Festival. There's even a wine tasting/book signing event, and a Suggestion Box to solicit member input included on the Board’s promotional agenda.

     As we continue to build on the NSW, my vision and the goal of the NSW Board will be to help our talented members by expanding their knowledge of the written word, and harnessing their dedication to becoming accomplished and communicative writers and authors. If there is anyone mission that defines the North State Writers it is the importance of creating a nurturing, supportive environment for its members.

    We invite all writers, editors, and artists within the authorial realm to hone their skills by joining and sharing in the networking bond inspired by the members of the North State Writers.  


Warmest Regards, 

Kathi Hiatt, President
North State Writers (NSW)






Kathi Hiatt, President

North State Writers (NSW)

Kathi is a retired California State University, Chico, Administrator. She has an earned degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences and is the author of two books and multiple award winning short stories. She is also the recipient of The Butte Literacy Council's 2015 and 2016  Literacy Awards and has been published in the NSW's 2017 & 2018 Anthologies and the 2017 & 2018 California Writers Literary Review.