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Winter Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

$500+ donor Registration: December 2
Member Registration: December 3
General Registration: December 10


Early Bird Pricing Dec. 2 through Dec. 16:

  • $10 off one-session classes
  • $20 off classes that are two to six sessions
  • $35 off classes that are eight sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Writing Suspenseful Scenes

All Levels | Whether you’re penning a mystery, literary fiction, science fiction or romance story, suspense scenes are a major ingredient in practically every genre. New York Times bestselling thriller author Kevin O’Brien will discuss how to develop suspense through…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Kevin O'Brien

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Start Date: 02/08/2020 – 1:00 pm
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Kevin O'Brien

Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector. The author of 20 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery, and is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter is The Betrayed Wife.

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