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Word Works 2022-23 Series Pass

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on writing as process rather than finished product, examining how language works to inspire and provoke new ideas through live close readings of the writer’s own or others’ work. These talks are designed to apply to writers of all genres as well as illuminate

$25.00 – $75.00

Word Works | Katie Kitamura: Finding First Person

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

From unreliability to intimacy, first-person offers the writer a rich arsenal with which to build tension, plot and characterization. But for Katie Kitamura, the shift to writing in the first person was also very personal, and had to do with her own relationship to my writing—where she located herself in her own fiction. In this

Get Tickets $5.00 – $15.00

Word Works | Mark Doty: Raising the Stakes

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

A good poem makes feeling and thinking scrutable, and makes use of any number of tools (think sonics, image, tone, diction, figurative speech, lineation, white space) to help the writer go more deeply into the material of the poem and engage the reader’s imaginative participation as fully as possible. In this talk, Mark Doty read and discuss

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Word Works | Elaine Castillo: On Reading, Revolution, and the Classics

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

This event has been moved online. We are finalizing the details and will provide updated information as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience!In a global literary and intellectual culture awash in misinformation and at the same time, so seemingly obsessed with the rhetoric of free speech, cancellation, and the supposed dangers of things like "critical race theory," how can

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Word Works | Bethany C. Morrow: The Importance of Thinking About Writing

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

Drawing on a personal blog post, Bethany C. Morrow will discuss how integral a stage of her writing process thinking about writing has been, and why she thinks it can combat (the possible misnomer) "writer's block." Morrow will be joined in conversation by Nisi Shawl.Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on

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Word Works | Jonathan Escoffery: Earning Your Readers’ Attention

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA

Early career writers often assume that readers’ interest and attention are a given, while, in truth, readers have limited amounts of either to spare. To meet this challenge, writers can employ a number of techniques to communicate that their stories will pay off and ultimately be worth readers’ precious time. Jonathan Escoffery will provide strategies

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