Events Calendar

Listen, learn, and engage with us

Whether it’s a reading, discussion, craft talk, or interview, find these events and more featuring renowned authors, emerging writers, and talented new and local voices.

Background Events

Write with Hugo House with Jeanine Walker

Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library) is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres of writing. In this session, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts.

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Write-O-Rama Winter 2022

Write-O-Rama is a day-long virtual writing festival! This is your chance to tour several workshops in one writing-packed day. Sample classes, meet our teachers, and explore genres and topics outside your purview without the pressure of registering for a full class.

Community Write-In with Zain Shamoon

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Write with Hugo House with Leigh Sugar

Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library) is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres of writing. In this session, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts.

Community Write-In with Zain Shamoon

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Community Write-In with Zain Shamoon

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Word Works 2022-23 Series Pass

Get access to all six Word Works events during the 2022-2023 season. Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on writing as process rather than finished product.

Word Works | Katie Kitamura: Finding First Person

In this Word Works craft talk, Katie Kitamura will look at first person examples from some of her favorite writers, as well as her own work, to examine the opportunities and risks of the first person voice. She will be joined in conversation by Lucy Tan.

Write with Hugo House with Leigh Sugar

Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library) is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres of writing. In this session, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts.

Word Works | Mark Doty: Raising the Stakes

In this Word Works craft talk, Mark Doty will read and discuss a small group of poems that engage with their subjects artfully, and offer a portrait of the perceiver as well as what’s perceived. He will be joined in conversation by Joshua Wilkinson.

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

In this Word Works craft talk, 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." She will be joined in conversation by Nisi Shawl.

Word Works | Jonathan Escoffery: Earning Your Readers’ Attention

In this Word Works craft talk, Jonathan Escoffery will provide strategies for engaging readers, and discuss examples from the works of well-loved authors, as well as his own stories. He will be joined in conversation by Juan Carlos Reyes.