A Writing Intensive Unlike Any Other
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, February 8, 2014
4272 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98103
A unique, collaborative one-day writers’ intensive for all levels of writers in the Northwest, to benefit literacy. A fun, fast-paced and intensive day of writing for participants, with guidance, mini-lessons, tips and drills from a friendly army of Seattle7Authors and Friends. Includes continental breakfast and lunch, collaboration and camaraderie with the Northwest’s finest published authors, and the guarantee that each participant will write and learn more than they thought possible in one day.
At Seattle7Writers, we know that writers can help other writers achieve great things. That’s why we’ve gathered the Northwest’s best published authors to spend the day working with you. We firmly believe that writing (actually writing, not just learning about, talking about, or hearing about writing) is the key to writing well enough to be published. This is why Write Here Write Now is all about writing: with support, with tips and advice from friendly experts, and with the camaraderie of a room full of writers.
Over the course of nine creative, productive, resource-packed hours you will:
- Take part in seven author-led Mini Writing Lessons
- Write for seven sustained 45-minute blocks, designed to maximize productivity, alongside seasoned writers who will offer encouragement, support, camaraderie, and advice
- Meet one-on-one with authors who will read your excerpts, troubleshoot your ideas, doctor your plots, and otherwise help you develop your writing in private 12-minute Writers Consultation sessions
- Attend bookend opening and closing talks from bestselling authors Claire Dederer and Garth Stein
- Celebrate your accomplishments at the WHWN After Party at the end of the day! Readings, books for sale, adult refreshments and camaraderie and conviviality will abound.
Table of Contents Schedule
During our day together, each hour will begin with a 10-minute Mini-Lesson (Chapters 1-7) from one of the Northwest’s most successful authors, followed by a 45-minute writing block. Bring a project you’re already working on or write from the prompts the instructors provide. Either way, we feel confident you’ll go home with more pages (more good pages) than you’d imagined possible from a single, productive, inspirational day.
|9:00 a.m.||Breakfast and registration|
|9:15 a.m.||Prologue||Opening Remarks||Claire Dederer|
|9:30 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.||Chapter 1 through 4|
|1:30 p.m.||Lunch Break: Onsite||Eat, relax, mingle, network, kvetch, make friends…|
|2:30 p.m. to 5:25 p.m.||Chapter 5 through 7|
|5:30 p.m.||Epilogue||Closing Remarks||Garth Stein|
|5:45 p.m.||AFTER PARTY|
Sign up for a 12 minute session with a published author. You will be scheduled during one of the Writing Block times (never during a Mini-Lesson). Schedule will be available upon check-in on February 8.
- Kathleen Alcala
- Dave Boling
- Deb Caletti
- Carol Cassella
- Randy Sue Coburn
- Thea Cooper
- William Dietrich
- Laurie Frankel
- Stephanie Kallos
- Katherine Malmo
- Kevin O’Brien
- Bernadette Pajer
- Maria Semple
- Jennie Shortridge
- Ed Skoog
- Garth Stein
- Tara Austen Weaver
- Stay tuned for 2014 participating authors!
Early Bird Registration by December 31: $127, and $137 from January 1. Both include continental breakfast and lunch.
Cancellation policy: 20% processing fee will be applied to any cancellations before January 23. After January 23, no refunds will be made. (Registration is transferrable—someone else may use your spot with notification to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
NOTE: Everything we do at Seattle7Writers is designed to connect readers and writers, and to raise money for literacy in the Northwest. Please note that Write Here Write Now is a benefit for literacy, and give as freely as you can.