Seattle Writes: Free Workshops In September

Book Publishers Northwest will not be holding a free educational event in September due to the PNBA Fall Trade Show. However, Seattle writers and publishers can take advantage of several workshops offered throughout the month by the Seattle Public Library. The Seattle Writes series focuses on everything from writing humor for children to digitally publishing a book.

Although these events are free, SPL is requiring registration for most. Once you find an event that looks interesting on the calendar, call SPL Quick Information at 206-386-4636 or ask for help at any library branch. Workshops will be held at various branches from Sept. 6 through Nov. 30.

 

 

Seattle Writes
September Calendar

Seattle Writes: Preparando tus obras para la publicación (Preparing your work for publication, Spanish language session)
Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Central Library
Room: Level 4 – Room 2 – Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room
Summary: Después de haber escrito y desarrollado su libro, es el momento de dar el siguiente paso: la publicación. Aprenda acerca de la edición de libros, incluyendo las opciones de auto-publicación.

Seattle Writes: Short Story Symbolism
Sept. 13, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Capitol Hill Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Summary: Learn to identify the themes of your short stories and build them using symbolism subtly. Registration is required.

Seattle Writes: Voices Up – The Stories of Our Lives
Sept. 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Central Library
Room: Level 4 – Room 1 – Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Summary: This workshop explores short nonfiction, personal essays and “flash memoir” with an optional emphasis on LGBTQ writing. Registration is required.

Seattle Writes: What’s So Funny? Writing Humor for Kids
Sept. 27, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: West Seattle Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Summary: This hands-on workshop will examine how to use humor effectively in crafting children’s novels. Registration is required.

Seattle Writes: Poetry Writing
Sept. 28, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: Northeast Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Summary: Participate in writing and reading exercises, craft lectures on structuring poems and developing sensory language, and suggestions for future poetic engagement. Registration is required.

Seattle Writes: Writing the Picture Book
Sept. 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: University Branch
Room: Meeting Room
Summary: Learn how to write a picture book story for children! Registration is required.

Seattle Writes: Voices Up: The Story of Our Lives
Sept. 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wallingford Branch
Room: Community meeting room
Summary: This workshop explores short nonfiction, personal essays and flash memoir. Registration is required.