All of our instructors have extensive teaching and professional writing experience, allowing them to guide students through the sometimes bewildering world of newspaper, magazine and book publication.
I also really enjoy reading craft books. We believe that great writing is not merely an act of self-expression, but a single-minded effort to do justice in the world, to do justice to the world.
I have been blessed with many accomplished teachers during my life as a writer, but Annie Dillard was the first to set my feet on this path that would lead to my finding a way to marry my writing life to an ongoing journey of spiritual development.
Chief among those tools is the understanding that literature is a long and ongoing conversation, a conversation in which the aspiring writer must eventually take part.
Have you written in the past but need a refresher?
Our writing classes will help you develop your own habit of art, mastering the art and craft of narrative writing essential to creating fiction and nonfiction stories. I came away from each class feeling encouraged as well as educated.
Seattle is home to numerous reading series, the Seattle International Film Festival, and many highly-acclaimed theater companies. Students participate in writing workshops in prose and poetry, and undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and critical theory.
Narrative writing allows for great scope and ambition, but it requires commitment to the habit of art to succeed. Students also enjoy Seattle's lively literary and arts scene. Are you an experienced author who wants to perfect and extend your technique?
The program offers creative writing classes across genres including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and script writing as well as in special topics such as the graphic novel, science fiction, literary fiction, screenplay writing and others.