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Creative Writing

Creative Writing

School Year Weekends • Summer Weekdays

School Year Weekends • Summer Weekdays

Workshops

WorkshopS

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EXPERIENTIaL

EXPERIENTIaL

Writing gets

WORKSHOPS ARE when school isn't:

On Saturdays during the school year, and on weekdays during summer. If it's a useful skill, wild exploration, or cool experience having to do with writing or storytelling, it's probably a Fearless Ideas Workshop!

Examples of past Workshops range from college entrance essays to apocalyptic fiction; from story revision techniques to writing on Washington State ferries; from drawing comics and animation to storytelling through jump rope and dance.

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A Peony for Your Thoughts
A Peony for Your Thoughts

........................................... In this Summer 2018 Workshop (out of our Greenwood location), participants crafted bouquets from fresh cut flowers and then, accompanied by an adult, exchanged them with library visitors for a story. They transcribed the stories in their own words, which were bound into a lovely chapbook they could take home.

When Fabric Speaks
When Fabric Speaks

........................................... In this Fall 2017 Weekend Workshop (out of our Yesler Terrace location) participants learned about the history of using quilts to share messages. After getting crafty with fabric and words, everybody made their own mini-quilt with their stories woven in it.

Writing in the Sand
Writing in the Sand

........................................... In this Summer 2018 Workshop (out of our Greenwood location), participants explored the intertidal ecosystem at Carkeek Park to practice writing from their senses and using the tools of writerly observation.

A Peony for Your Thoughts
A Peony for Your Thoughts

........................................... In this Summer 2018 Workshop (out of our Greenwood location), participants crafted bouquets from fresh cut flowers and then, accompanied by an adult, exchanged them with library visitors for a story. They transcribed the stories in their own words, which were bound into a lovely chapbook they could take home.

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“I had a fun time…

I could be myself, unlike at school…

I could connect with my whole life and think from the heart.”

–Arlen

“I had a fun time…

I could be myself, unlike at school…

I could connect with my whole life and think from the heart.”

–Arlen

Words and stories take on new dimensions when experienced from different angles, so we offer a diverse array of writing workshops. Whether you're looking to tell your story through breakdance or craft the perfect college entrance essay, our Workshops provide both traditional and unexpected takes on writing and storytelling.

 

School Year

SATURDAY

SATURDAY

Workshops

Weekday

Workshops

Summer

 Summer 

In The School year:

  • Weekend Workshops are held most Saturdays (except for holidays and the occasional break).

  • Weekend Workshops are held at our Greenwood Location (with the occasional exception).

  • Weekend Workshops are typically two to three hours per session.

  • Weekend Workshops may be one day or run for two or more Saturdays in a row.

  • Each new season brings new and exciting workshops, so check back often!

Fall Workshops: posted Sept./Oct.

Winter Workshops: posted Jan./Feb.

Spring Workshops: posted Mar./Apr.

In Summer Months:

  • Summer Workshops happen on Weekdays (except for holidays).

  • Summer Weekday Workshops happen at BOTH our Greenwood & Yesler Locations (excursions often meet-up at a trailhead, ferry terminal, or particular location).

  • Summer Weekday Workshops are typically two-four hours per session (some go all day).

  • Summer Weekday Workshops may run multiple days in a row, or run the same day of the week for multiple weeks.

  • New Summer Workshops are introduced each year. 

Summer Workshops: posted Apr/May

To get notified when new workshops are posted and open for registration

Current

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Now open for registration

 
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