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January 22, 2017


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Seattle Writes - Programs and resources to support Seattle writers.

Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.


Calling all writers!


Refine your writing, experiment with a new form, and polish your manuscript with the help of our fall Seattle Writes classes. You'll find 24 writing and publishing classes offered at Library locations throughout the city. Looking for a way to connect with other writers in your neighborhood or to start a critique group? We have five sessions on building writing community and strengthening writing groups. A partnership with Hugo House brings you a selection of five workshops on fiction, literary journalism and screenwriting. And our partnership with Gay Romance Northwest means free attendance at a regional conference.

All Seattle Writes programs are free.

No registration is required for these Seattle Writes classes. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to class start time; first come, first seated. We’ll try to accommodate as many students as we can, while staying within our room capacity guidelines. Classes start September 10!


Creative Writing

Publishing Workshops




Upcoming Seattle Writes programs


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  • SELF-e: E-book publishing at the Library
    The Seattle Public Library is partnering with Library Journal to offer the SELF-e public library e-book discovery service. SELF-e allows Seattle's self-published authors to submit their e-book for circulation at SPL, libraries throughout Washington, and possibly libraries nationwide. This is a great way to reach a wider reading audience and build buzz on your book.
  • Ebook Publishing Fundamentals
    Free course video (2 hours, 44 minutes) on creating ebooks, uploading them to major retailers, and marketing them on social media and other websites. Free access to with your Library card (then search for "self publishing").
  • Self-Publish Like a Pro
    Take your self-publishing to the next level with writing, editing and marketing advice.
  • Start Your Novel
    These books are recommended by novelists Waverly Fitzgerald and Karen Finneyfrock, who each taught a two-hour "Start Your Novel" workshop as part of our 2014 Seattle Writes programming.
  • Writing Memoirs and Personal Essays
    This is a list focused on memoir writing resources from The Seattle Public Library.
  • Eulalie and Carlo Scandiuzzi Writers' Room
    A space for established writers to work and use the library collection.

We thank our sponsors

Seattle Writes is made possible with the generous support of

The Seattle Public Library FoundationAmazon Litereary Partnership