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We are a free and inclusive community of writers, readers,
and storytellers of all ages, skill levels, and genres. Please join us.

Our World Class Workshops Feature
Top New York Editors, Agents, and Authors

John Scalzi • Neil Clarke • Ellen Datlow • Beth Meacham Claire Eddy • Sara Megibow • Lucienne Diver 
and many more notable authors and speakers.

Premier Workshops

Premier Workshops are held for a fee with limited seating. These workshops often feature opportunities to pitch work to agents, critiques by editors, and classes held by industry pros. These events offer a full day of programming.

Public Workshops

Public Workshops are free for the public to attend, and feature published writers, editors, agents, illustrators and other speakers from the writing community.

Community Events Calendar

Our Community Events Calendar is a great resource for finding upcoming events, including conventions, author events, workshops, classes and retreats. Know of a great writing event? Share it with us!

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Writing Tip Wednesday, from J. R. R. Tolkien to W. H. Auden. ... See MoreSee Less

Tolkien, in a letter to WH Auden, explaining how some of the core ideas of The Fellowship of the Ring only emerged in the writing. The best books don't spring from rigid adherence to an outline. Whe...

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Fantastic workshop today! Thanks to our presenters, Cat Rambo, Rachel Letofsky and Elliott Kay!

Our next workshop is our Three-Day Intensive, July 20-22 in Tacoma!
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