Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: August 16, 2023
  • End Date: August 30, 2023
  • Day of Week: Wednesday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $180.00
  • Member Price: $162.00

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Writing Our Rage

For women, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming writers only, this is a class to get loud and messy in any category or genre. This class will emphasize writing freely without self-censorship, allowing ourselves our anger and validating it, sharing it, and supporting its expression through writing. There will be a variety of assignments, supported by positive critique and discussion, that are meant to inspire the freedom to express anger, be loud, and take up space with our work.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Joy McCullough-Carranza

Joy McCullough-Carranza


Joy McCullough’s debut young adult novel, Blood Water Paint, won the Washington State and Pacific Northwest book awards, as well as honors including the National Book Award longlist, finalist for the ALA Morris Award, a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and four starred reviews. She has since written picture books and young adult and middle grade novels that have been Junior Library Guild Selections, Indie Next Selections, finalists for the Washington State Book Award, and a New York Time bestseller. Her most recent novel, Enter the Body, received six starred reviews. She writes books and plays from her home in the Seattle area, where she lives with her husband and two children. She studied theater at Northwestern University, fell in love with her husband atop a Guatemalan volcano, and now spends her days with kids and dogs and books.