Fiction, Nonfiction

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: January 26, 2023
  • End Date: March 23, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Introductory
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $395.00
  • Member Price: $355.50

Learn About Scholarships

Storied Mothers

Each week we'll discuss a story about motherhood and freewrite on experiences of mothering, being mothered, or matrilineal loss. We’ll question cultural narratives of motherhood—like those contingent on biology, class, and citizenship—and look instead for expressions of profound and intimate nurturing. In-class freewriting will give writers a calm, safe space to reflect on their experiences and explore complexity in character relationships. Writers will leave with a story or essay draft developed from freewrites and revision exercises. 

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 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.