A panel discussion featuring  book design experts: Rod Burton, Keith Hurley, and Kate Weisel at the  WWP Monthly Dinner Meeting on May 16, at 6 p.m. at Windows on the Bay Events, 2625 S. Harbor Loop, Squalicum Harbor.

The  panel of design experts will talk about book design and how to make your front cover stand out. They will also talk about web design, as well as design of promotional materials.

If you have a design project in the works, then bring it to the meeting. Our experts will comment on it free of charge. One item per person. First reserved, first served, until the hour is up. When you make your reservation, e-mail or call (360-714-8901) Carolyn Leeper and ask to be signed up for the “design review.”

Rod Burton is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates publications and other print media materials. He has designed the covers of Whatcom Places and Whatcom Places II, as well as cover and interior designs for many works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. www.rcburton.com.

Keith Turley owns Imagine Design Studio with his wife Lori. They design, develop, and build websites. They also offer graphic design services, social media, and other services to assist small businesses. www.imagineds.com.

Kate Weisel offers typesetting, design, and prepress production on books, book covers, and ebooks — from 1 to 1000s of pages. She also does magazines, newspapers, and marketing materials. (She produces the Fairhaven Guide.) She also designs and builds websites with built-in SEO (search engine optimization). www.weiselcreative.com.

This is a dinner event.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Tickets are $ 16 per person and includes dinner and dessert.  Cash Bar is available.  For RSVP and more information email:  cdleeper@hotmail.com, or call 714.8901, or visit  www.WhatcomWritersAndPublishers.org.

WWP is a professional organization of local writers, publishers, editors and media specialists in the Pacific Northwest.