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Break Your Genre @ Cascade Park Library
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
BREAK YOUR GENRE: Ditching the “rules” about reading and writing and everything else you know about books. How do you find the next exciting story? If you’re like most people these days, it probably has less to do with traditional publishing Continue reading Break Your Genre
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join authors Sibelle Stone, Adrianne Lee, Jami Davenport, & Lori Lyn as they discuss the craft of writing. What do romance, historical, suspense, & fantasy have in common? How are they different? How can a writer manage to meet the reader Continue reading Romance, Steampunk, Suspense, Historical, Contemporary & Fantasy Authors Panel Discussion — Sibelle Stone, Adrianne Lee, Jami Davenport, & Lori Lyn
Agent, Editor, Authors Critiques & Pitch Workshop @ RAMADA KENT SEATTLE AREA
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day
Are you ready to be critiqued by peers and a pro? How about hearing sample pitches, learning how to write a sparkling query letter, and even pitch an agent? Our July workshop is packed with amazing industry pros, with panels on everything from Continue reading Agent, Editor, Authors Critiques & Pitch Workshop
Free Class – “How Do I Get Started?” Reception and Book Sale and Signing @ Ramada Inn Kent Seattle Area
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Class – “How Do I Get Started?” & Reception and Book Sale and Signing On Saturday, July 25 from 1-3 PM, there will be a reception and book sale and signing — FREE and open to the public. There Continue reading Free Class – “How Do I Get Started?” Reception and Book Sale and Signing
Mark Does Stuff @ The Clubhouse
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
About Mark Oshiro Mark Oshiro is the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (MarkReads.net and MarkWatches.net), where he analyzes book and television series unspoiled, largely in the SF/F genres. He was the nonfiction editor of Queers Destroy Science Continue reading Mark Does Stuff
Fall into Romance Writer’s Workshop @ Lakewood Library
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fall Into Romance Writers’ Workshop, Reading & Signing Join authors Eilis Flynn, Alexis Morgan, and Victoria Pond for a panel discussion on writing romance followed by Q&A. Date: Saturday, September 19th Times: Author Reading and Signing: 1 – 2 pm Workshop: 2 – Continue reading Fall into Romance Writer’s Workshop
Todd McCaffrey Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays @ Ramada Inn in Kent
Sep 26 all-day
THIS EVENT IS FULL Thank you for your interest. Please visit our calendar for other events. Author Todd McCaffrey and screenwriter John Lovett! When: September 26, 2015 Where: The Ramada Inn in Kent Address: 22318 84th Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 Phone: (253) 395-4300 What: Continue reading Todd McCaffrey Masterclass: Outlining techniques for novels, stories and screenplays
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm
October Intensive! Workshop @ Greater Seattle Area
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT Check out our upcoming workshops in April and July 2016. Critique of a story or novel chapter, classes, & more! Who: Ellen Datlow, Kat Richardson, John (J.A.) Pitts, and Elliott Kay! When: October 17, 2015 Continue reading October Intensive! Workshop
John Scalzi –Presented in partnership with Tacoma Public Library @ Tacoma Public Library
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Who: John Scalzi When: October 24, 2015 Where: Tacoma Public Library – Presented in partnership with the Tacoma Public Library & Cascade Writers. What: Morning writing workshop, followed by John Scalzi discussing his work in the afternoon and signing books. Continue reading John Scalzi –Presented in partnership with Tacoma Public Library
Seattle Writes Write-Ins – NaNoWriMo @ Seattle area
Nov 6 – Dec 5 all-day
The Business and Craft of Writing @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
Apr 16 all-day
Who: Mark Henry, Spencer Ellsworth, and agent Sara Megibow When: April 16, 2016 Where: La Quinta Inn & Suites1425 E. 27th Street Tacoma, WA 98421 – (253) 383-0146 (Ext. 6 for reservations) – La Quinta Tacoma. What: Expect anything! Pitch to Continue reading The Business and Craft of Writing
Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick! @ Tacoma Public Library
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join author Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick at the Tacoma Public Library for a talk about writing, a Q&A session, and a book signing! Her new book, Til Death Do Us Part, releases on April 19, 2016. Book sales will be available onsite! The Continue reading Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick!
Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick! @ Bellevue Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join author Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick at the Bellevue Library for a talk about writing, a Q&A session, and a book signing! Her new book, Til Death Do Us Part, releases on April 19, 2016. Book sales will be available onsite by University Continue reading Jayne Ann Krentz as Amanda Quick!
Editors and Agent – Critiques & Craft Workshop July 2016 @ La Quinta Inn and Suites
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm
**Registration for the full workshop is now closed. We have a special treat for this event: Senior Tor/Forge editors, Beth Meacham and Claire Eddy, are both joining us as group leaders! What this means is that they will be critiquing eight Continue reading Editors and Agent – Critiques & Craft Workshop July 2016
Remember, remember the 5th of November! @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Remember, remember the 5th of November! This seems like the perfect theme for a Mystery/Crime/Noir and all mix of cross genres event! Even if you’re writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Paranormal, or another genre, knowing how to twist a plot and Continue reading Remember, remember the 5th of November!
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Switch It Up! with Tina Connolly, Alex C. Renwick, and Kate Ristau Fall in love again… with your manuscript. Got a piece of writing you’ve been looking at so long you’re not sure what you’re doing anymore? Find yourself stuck at Continue reading Switch It Up! with Tina Connolly, Alex C. Renwick, and Kate Ristau
Critique and Pitches June 2017! @ La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm
Milford-Style critiques, agent pitches and query information, panels on writing, editing, self-publishing, and more! Join us for our three-day event this June with editors and/or publishers Neil Clarke, Patrick Swenson, and Jaym Gates, agent Michael Carr, and authors Carol Berg, Continue reading Critique and Pitches June 2017!
NaNoWhatNow? @ Queen Anne Baptist Church
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
NaNoWhatNow? A one-day workshop for novelists seeking to step up, on Queen Anne! Have you made it through NaNoWriMo with a completed novel, a pretty good draft, or maybe just something that you hope for? This workshop will show you Continue reading NaNoWhatNow?
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. Continue reading Three-day Intensive Writing Workshop 2018
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