Fall Classes at the Writer's Workshoppe in Port Townsend
These classes fill quickly!! To register, simply call The Writers' Workshoppe @ 360-379-2617.
Open 10 AM-5:30 PM everyday. For longer class descriptions, visit the website here.
Class Location (unless noted otherwise):
Writing Tutoring with Anna Quinn
Writing Alive! Workshop for Young Writers (Ages 8-11) with Nina Sajeske
Writing Alive! Workshop for Young Writers (Ages 12-15) with Nina Sajeske
Fiction for Young Readers: Work-in-Progress Manuscript Review with Patrick Jennings
Poetry Workshop: The Art of Influence with Michael De'Alessandro
Blow Your Mind And Then Some for INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED Writers, with Anna Quinn
The Ongoing Poetry Workshop with Gary Copeland Lilley
Rise Above the Slush Pile: All-Day Informative Workshop on Pitching Your Book with Andrea Hurst and Sean Fletcher
Writing the Tough Stuff with Author Sonya Lea
Extraordinary Language: An Introduction to Reading and Writing Poetry with Brigid Yuknavitch
Novels-in-Progress: A Weekly Critique and Motivation Group with Julie Christine Johnson
Laughing Through Your Tears: Using Humor to Navigate Tricky Subjects with Kate Caroll de Gutes and Brenda Miller
Open Letter: Manifesto to the World with Kim Stafford
The Physical Stuff of Your Life (and How to Use it to Gain Access to the Emotional Stuff) with Pam Houston
Elegy Alchemy: Celebrating, Mourning, and Writing from Life with Megan Kruse
Hugo House Fall 2016 Class Lineup
PLEASE NOTE that all classes will take place at our temporary space on First Hill:
Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.
Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA) 2016 Lineup
Using Scene Layering to Create Characters that Leap from the Page – presented by Suzanne Kelman
Writing With your Whole Self – presented by Petra Martin and Deborah Nedelman
Plot Morphing: Change your Story, Change your Plot – presented by Susan Wingate
ALL NILA CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT: 5611 Bayview Rd., Langley, WA 98260
FEE FOR ALL CLASSES: $185 for WIWA and Salish Sea Writers Consortium members, $200 for nonmembers
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