All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at the Central Library will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.
Seattle Writes supports local writers through programs, workshops, write-ins, and by providing spaces to work throughout the city.
Calling all writers!
We have 25 free writing classes for you as part of our Spring 2016 Seattle Writes series! Faculty includes Kathleen Alcala (essays), Nancy Kress (science fiction), Rose Lerner (historical romance), Claudia Castro Luna (poetry), Donna Miscolta (fiction), Nancy Rawles (fiction/dialogue), Ingrid Thoft (mystery), as well as a series of writing workshops presented in partnership with Hugo House. We also have publishing and marketing classes with Martha Brockenbrough and Stasia Ward Kehoe (query letters/synopsis), Beth Jusino (marketing), and Jennifer Worick and Kerry Colburn (nonfiction book proposals).
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 April 2! Take a look!
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 Lynda.com with your Library card (then search for "self publishing").
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.