Classes and Workshops

January 21, 9 AM-Noon

THE STAKES MUST ALWAYS BE DEATH: How to Start Your Story and Keep the Pages Turning. by Maureen McQuerry

Write on the River January Workshop
Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA

Come join us in Wenatchi Hall for our January Workshop! The Workshop will include what makes a story work, questions to get you started, a bit about tension and story structure and a first pages checklist.  It will also include a first pages exercise.  Please bring your work in progress if possible.

Members Price: $15
Non-Members Price: $50

Interested? Register here.

WRITE in 2017 with Village Books & Chuckanut Writers

Part Wild Workshop: An Intuitive Approach to Story Structure with Deb Norton
Jan. 17, 5:30-8:30 PM, $55; click here for more info and to register

Part Wild: Unthinky, Gut-Instincty Character Development with Deb Norton
Jan 18 , 1-4 PM, $55; click here for more info and to register

Found Poetry with Nancy Canyon
Jan. 17, 24, 31 & Feb. 7, 6-8 PM, $95
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Keeping an Illustrated Journal with Nancy Canyon
Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 6-8pm, $95
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Themes and Variations in Fiction with Roby Blecker
Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 6-8:30 PM, $95
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Getting There from Here: Beginnings, Middles, and Ends with Roby Blecker
Mar. 1, 8, 15, & 22, 6-8:30pm, $125
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Turn Your NaNoWriMo Project Into a Completed Piece with Oona Cava
Feb 2, 9, 16, & 23, 10-11:30 AM, $79
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Bootcamp for Writing Compelling Narrative Fiction with Micky Neilson
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, & Mar 2, 6-8 PM, $125
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Screenwriters' Workshop with Micky Neilson
Mar 5, 1 PM, 6-8 PM, $69
Village Books in Lynden; click here for more info and to register

Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice with Joel Gillman
Feb. 28, Mar. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:30-8:30 PM, $125
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Designing Your Creative Strategy with Laurel Leigh
Mar. 11, 9 AM-3 PM, $79
Village Books in Lynden; click here for more info and to register

Designing Your Creative Strategy with Laurel Leigh
Mar 25, 9 AM-3 PM, $79
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Poetic Justice with Betty Scott and JP Falcon Grady
Mar 18, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, $85
Whatcom Community College; click here for more info and to register

Winter 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):

Writer's Workshoppe
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA

 


ONGOING:

Writing Tutoring with Anna Quinn

Wednesday mornings/afternoons, Thursday and Friday mornings, and some Saturdays.
How to register: e-mail Anna@
Cost: $25/half hour. Sliding scale available. 

INTENSIVES:

Shapes of Stories with Waverly Fitzgerald
Saturday/Sunday, February 25/26, 10 AM-4 PM
$225
Maximum: 12

Fiction Primer: An Introduction to Five Elements of Creative Fiction with Louise Marley
Saturday, January 21st, 12-3 PM
$60
Maximum: 12

Breaking Form: Alchemies in Essay Structure with Melissa Febos
Sunday, March 12, 10 AM-4 PM
$125

Point of View: The Clueless Narrator with Kathleen Alcala
Saturday, March 25, 10 AM-4 PM
$75
Maximum: 12

Essays That Connect: Writing About Animals and Emotion with Leigh Calvez
Sunday, March 26, 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $75
Maximum: 12

WEEKLIES

Memoir Shape and Structure with Anna Quinn
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15 (8 weeks), 3-5 PM (No workshop on Feb. 15)
Cost: $200
Maximum: 7

Novels in Progress Workshop with Louise Marley
Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 (8 weeks), 3-5 PM
Cost: $200
Maximum: 7

The Ongoing Poetry Workshop with Gary Copeland Lilley
Thursdays, January 12-March 16, (9 weeks), 3-5 PM
$180
Maximum: 8

Extraordinary Language 2: The Body of the Poem or Experiments with Poetic Form with Brigid Yuknavitch
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14 (ten weeks), 3-5 PM
Open to continuing and beginning poets
$200
Maximum: 10

Novel in Progress: A critique workshop to help beginners revise and finish their novels with Kathryn Wadsworth
Tuesdays, February 7-March 28 (8 weeks), 10 AM-12 PM
$160
Maximum: 6

Writing in Response to Our Times with Sarah Zale and Gina Marie Mammano
Fridays, 1-3 PM every other week (eight meeting times)
Feb. 10 & 24, March 10 & 24, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19
$200
Maximum: 10

Hugo House Winter 2016/2017 Class Lineup

PLEASE NOTE that all classes will take place at our temporary space on First Hill: 
1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.

For more information on the schedule, scholarships, the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

Browse our Winter Classes here.

Wednesdays, January 18 - February 22, 1:30-3:30 PM

Creative Writing Workshop with E.C. Murray

This class will be a springboard for writing projects including non-fiction, fiction, or family history. Learn the basics of how to write stories that tap your creativity and resonate with others. Fun discussion, practice exercises, and in-class writing time. 6 sessions. Class #: 6169.

Tacoma Community College, Gig Harbor. Call (253) 460-2424 for more information.

March 18, 9 AM-5:30 PM

Master Your Story, Write Your Book with A.C. Fuller

Need inspiration for taking your writing to the next level? Whether you are finishing a first draft or looking for inspiration to get through your next chapter, Gamble Creek Studio invites you to join us for an intimate, daylong workshop with A.C. Fuller. The day incudes a crash-course in story structure and character arc and personalized help in applying it to your own story during hands-on outlining and plotting. Finally, he’ll share his insights on work and family life, procrastination and the inner critic to help you continue the work when you get home.

$125 per person includes:

  • 6.5 hours of formal workshop time
  • coffee, tea and pastries upon arrival
  • a catered lunch
  • wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks in the evening
Gamble Creek Studio, Poulsbo, Washington To register, visit here.

 

July 24-28 and July 31-Aug 4, 2017

SAL presents: Camp WITS (Writers in the Schools) Writers in the Summer

Early Birds, Register Now for Camp WITS 2017!

Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Camp WITS: Writers in the Summer returns for a second year of fun-filled creative writing featuring comics, fiction, poetry, and spoken word. This year, camp will include two, one-week sessions held from 9:00-3:30 at The Center School in the Armory of the Seattle Center. Each day will include on-site guided writing time and field trips to the many art, park, and urban offerings surrounding Seattle Center! Taught by accomplished WITS Writers-in-Residence, youth will learn new ways to express their authentic voices while finding fun and joy in the writing process. Campers will make new friends and become part of a community of young writers from across the city. Camp concludes with celebratory readings open to family and friends.Camp WITS is open to all experience levels and abilities, from new to seasoned writers. Sessions are limited to 20 students each.

See you this summer! 

Register by February 20, 2017 and receive a special early bird discount!

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