• Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: April 29, 2023
  • End Date: May 20, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Fiction Writing: The Basics & Beyond

In this class, we will focus on creating an interesting protagonist, developing effective dialogue, and creating an arresting storyline leading to a climax. Students will apply these skills to 2–4 short pieces (flash fiction) throughout the term and present their work to the class. Although the focus is on honing basic skills, more advanced students with works in progress are also welcome. Students will read John Gardner’s The Art of Fiction.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Peter Bacho

Peter Bacho


Peter Bacho is the author of seven books: Cebu, Dark Blue Suit, Boxing in Black and White, Nelson’s Run, Entrys, and Leaving Yesler. His latest book, Uncle Rico's Encore, was released earlier this year. His books have received several awards, including the 1992 American Book Award. He is an adjunct professor at The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus. Bacho was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Seattle’s Central District.