• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 11, 2023
  • End Date: August 1, 2023
  • Day of Week: Tuesday
  • Time: 7:10pm - 9:10pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Creating Suspense

Often, we think withholding information creates suspense, but readers easily see through that trick. This class unpacks craft techniques key to the suspenseful delivery of information. Students will generate and share new work while we read from contemporary masters of mystery like Percival Everett, Mariana Enriquez, Stephen King, and Rumaan Alam. Students can expect to leave with one new story draft or the beginning of a longer project, or they may use this class to work on a project already underway.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Bella Bravo

Bella Bravo


Bella Bravo is a writer new to Seattle. They earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2022. Their stories and essays have appeared in NY Tyrant, Spoil, and Commune. For more information go to and follow on Instagram @bellabravo.