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September 1, 2014


Adults : Seattle Writes

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Library Closed Monday, Sept. 1

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

Seattle Writes

Seattle Writes - Programs and resources to support Seattle writers.

Seattle Writes is a project to support local authors and connect them with our large and avid community of readers.  It includes workshops on the craft of writing, write-ins, author panels, classes on digital publishing and more.


Self-publishing with the Library

We've partnered with Smashwords, an independent publisher and distributor of e-books, to offer a self-publishing platform for aspiring and established Seattle writers.


Boost your writing street cred by entering our Self-publishing contest!


How to enter our e-book self-publishing contest:

  1. Create a Smashwords account
  2. Self-publish your e-book on Smashwords website
  3. Enter the contest (see contest rules)


We will select up to 3 winners to be added to the Library's e-book collection to much fanfare!



Upcoming Seattle Writes programs


See the entire Seattle Writes calendar






Partnering organizations:

We are partnering with Smashwords to bring you a self-publishing platform.



Funded by

The Paul G. Allen Family FoundationThe Seattle Public Library Foundation