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For more information on the schedule,  the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Information about Scholarships can be found on its own page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

For help finding writing classes, or if you’ve registered for an online class but haven’t received a Zoom link, contact our team or call us at 206.322.7030.

All classes are in Pacific Time. Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom. If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle. If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform. If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

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Fall Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): August 9
Member Registration: August 10
General Registration: August 17

What’s Scholarship Donation Day?

The first day of registration (the Monday before member registration opens) will now be open to anyone who donates $250 to our scholarship fund*. Donations must be made over the phone.

Call us at 206.322.7030 on August 9 to make your donation and sign up for the classes of your choosing.

*Applicable to specific scholarship fund donations made between member registration of the previous quarter and Scholarship Donation Day each quarter. 

Early Bird Pricing August 9 through August 23:

  • $10 off classes that are one to three sessions
  • $20 off classes that are four to eight sessions
  • $30 off classes that are ten sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Creating Nonhuman Characters

All Levels | Nonhuman characters bring a depth to your story not achievable with human characters. By exploring four elements — point of view, intelligence, behavior, and “The Wilding” (the moment when the animal character becomes its most primitive self…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Elizabeth Beechwood & Katherine Quevedo

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Start Date: 11/21/2021 - 10:00 am PST
3 seats available

Elizabeth Beechwood & Katherine Quevedo

Elizabeth Beechwood is your typical scarf-knitting, bird-feeding tree hugger who lives on the western fringes of Portland, Oregon. When she writes, she starts with regular characters with regular lives … but then something strange happens. Whether it’s fiction, fantasy, magical realism or genre-bending, you can count on something just a little peculiar from her stories. Elizabeth earned an MFA in Popular Fiction at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program and her fiction has been featured in Nightscape Press’s "Nox Pareidolia," Third Flatiron’s "Hidden Histories," Not a Pipe Publishing’s "The Year of Publishing Women’s Short Stories" series, Crossed Genres, and Every Day Fiction. You can visit her at

Katherine Quevedo’s fiction has appeared in Best Indie Speculative Fiction Vol. III, Short Édition’s Short Circuit, GigaNotoSaurus, Apparition Literary Magazine, Triangulation: Appetites, and elsewhere. Her poetry received an honorable mention in the 2020 Helen Schaible International Sonnet Contest and has appeared in Honeyguide Literary Magazine, NonBinary Review, Songs of Eretz, Coffin Bell, Sidequest, and elsewhere. Her non-fiction has been published in the official blog of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). She was born and raised near Portland, Oregon, where she works as an analyst and lives with her husband and two sons. She holds an MBA from Portland State University and degrees in English and Business Economics from Santa Clara University.

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