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Jul
20
Fri
2018
Three-day Intensive Writing Workshop 2018 @ La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm

Milford-Style critiques, an agent, panels on writing, editing, self-publishing, and more! Join us for our three-day event this July! Up so far is editor and author John Joseph Adams, author Christie Yant, agent DongWon Song, author Spencer Ellsworth, author Randy Henderson, author John J.A. Pitts, author David D. Levine, author Rachael K. Jones, author Joseph Brassey, author Jaime O. Mayer, author Mindi Welton-Mitchell, and author Liz Coleman. More to come!

Critique registration is now full. Scholarships are under review and will be awarded soon, but they are officially closed now as well.

Register for ‘panels and classes only’ here ($135). 

Submissions: This is a Milford-Style critique. You will be critiqued by your fellow group members and leader, and you’ll be critiquing their submissions as well. Word count of 4k max, submissions need to be in standard manuscript format, and if you submit a chapter that isn’t the first, please include a brief synopsis. Novel chapters or short stories welcome. Stories will need to be uploaded to the proboard by JUNE 20TH. Registration Chair has now sent information on the proboard. 

Programming

Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites1425 E. 27th Street Tacoma, WA  98421 –  (253) 383-0146 (Ext. 6 for reservations) La Quinta Tacoma.

Hotel Information

WORKSHOP LEADERS GIVING CRITIQUES

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Crit Group One
John Joseph Adams, Editor, Author
Christie Yant, Author
Crit Group Two – Led solely by DongWon
DongWon Song, Agent
Crit Group Three
Rachael Jones, Author
Spencer Ellsworth, Author
Crit Group Four
Randy Henderson, Author
John (J.A.) Pitts, Author

WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

David D. Levine, Author
Liz Coleman, Author
Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Author
Jaime O. Mayer, Author
Joseph Brassey, Author
Nov
17
Sat
2018
November 2018 @ Queen Anne Baptist Church
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Speakers include Fonda LeeNisi Shawl, and Cory Skerry! More details to be announced soon!

Fonda Lee is the author of Jade City (Orbit), the first book in the Green Bone Saga, which was a finalist for the Nebula Award and the Locus Award, and named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and Syfy Wire, among others. Her young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer (Flux), Exo and Cross Fire (Scholastic) have garnered numerous accolades including being Junior Library Guild Selections, Andre Norton Award finalists, and Oregon Book Award finalists. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, black belt martial artist, Eggs Benedict enthusiast, and action movie aficionado living in Portland, Oregon. You can find Fonda online at www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.

 

Nisi Shawl wrote the AfroRetroFuturist novel Everfair, a Nebula Award finalist set in an imaginary Utopia in the Congo; and the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning story collection Filter House.  Tor.com invited her to expand her “Crash Course in the History of Black Science Fiction” essay into a monthly column, and she is obliging.  She co-edited the anthologies Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany; and Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler.  Shawl lives in Seattle, taking walks with her mother June and her cat Minnie at the pace of an entitled feline.

 

Cory Skerry has worked at a handful of magazines, including Shimmer, Nightmare, and Tor.com. He divides his workday between writing the impossible, illustrating the outrageous, and assisting individual authors and small presses who want their manuscripts to exceed reader expectations. When his current meatshell begins to decay, he’d like science to put his brain inside a giant killer octopus body, with which he’ll be very responsible and not even slightly shipwrecky. Pinky swear. For more, visit inkshark.net.

 

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Three-day Writing Workshop 2019 @ Pacific Northwest
Jul 19 @ 8:30 am – Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

This is for early registration for the three-day July 2019 writing workshop! Prices will go up. This is strictly for the weekend of the July 2018 event and will open the morning of that event.

Further workshop details to be announced.