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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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Our February 3rd "NaNoWhatNow?" workshop is coming up in less than a month!

What you need to know:

-Cat Rambo, president of SFWA, will be there!
-Annie Bellet, bestselling USA Today author, will be there!
-Agent Rachel Letofsky with the Cooke Agency will be there!
-Cost is $135.
-Need help? Apply for the Reed Marginalized Voices Scholarship!
-Registration and info about the scholarship is found here:
-Looking for a hotel to stay at? Check out Northgate--not far from Queen Anne, but lower prices! Several hotels at less than $100 per night (not including tax)

Don't wait! Register today to claim your spot!
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We have an announcement for our February "NaNoWhatNow? Workshop!

Agent Dongwon Song had to postpone (he will appear at our July workshop) so we are thrilled to add Rachel Letofsky, agent with the Cooke Agency, for our February 3rd workshop! Register today at for $135! Cat Rambo, President of SFWA, and USA Today Bestselling Author Annie Bellet will present!
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Happy Solstice Day! It's the shortest day of the year, and the sun is setting at 4:20 p.m. today in Seattle. To celebrate that the days are getting longer, look forward to February 3rd--the sun will set at 5:14 p.m. that day! And register for our fabulous February workshop featuring agent Dongwon Song, SFWA president Cat Rambo, and USA Today Bestselling Author Annie Bellet!

Cost is $135. Register today!

Need a place to stay overnight? Check out Northgate, a little more affordable than Queen Anne! The Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites are offering rooms $100 and under (tax not included) per night for February 2nd & 3rd.

This workshop would make an excellent gift for that writer in your life!
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Writing Tip Wednesday:

This is very, very true for writing! Exercise that writing muscle!
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