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11 Best Creative Writing Classes in Seattle

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In this workshop, we will read and comment upon each other's poems, and while doing so we will also attempt to develop our own theories of poetry that take into consideration our particular worldviews in order to make our poems, to the fullest extent possible, extensions of our particular worldviews.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Poetry

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $1,450.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.glenworkshop-store.com/index.php?dispatch=pro...


The decision to write memoir can be exhilarating and paralyzing. “What will my family think?” “What if I’m afraid to write about my worst moments?” “How do I even begin?” You start here, with this workshop. Author and instructor Sophfronia Scott will guide you through a process to help you grasp the story you want to tell and then shape it into a page-turner readers will want to read.

Prerequisites: Please read Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

Location: Seattle

Categories: Memoir

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $1,450.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.glenworkshop-store.com/index.php?dispatch=pro...


Fiction writing can be a transformative experience for both author and reader. In this class, during our week together, we will focus on practical elements of craft, on writing exercises that nurture those qualities that bend us toward more powerful, transformative writing, read brilliant examples of others and critique your own stories.

Prerequisites: Students are asked to email everyone a short story or novel excerpt.

Location: Seattle

Categories: Fiction

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $1,450.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.glenworkshop-store.com/index.php?dispatch=pro...

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Business Writing: Proposals, Reports & Documents

Professional & Continuing Education


Documents are the currency for exchanging ideas. Organizations of all kinds rely on long-form documents like reports, proposals, research papers and narratives to share ideas. In this course, you'll learn what constitutes good business writing and how to write effective documents that are rich and articulate.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Business

Level: Advanced

Course length: 7 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $949.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/business-writing-reports-p...

Writing Children's Literature

Professional & Continuing Education


There is special magic in picture books. In this course, we’ll explore this form through fiction and nonfiction work of all kinds. You’ll learn about myths and misconceptions, examine the structure of story, and discover how to keep your audience delighted through many repeated readings.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Kids

Level: Beginner

Course length: 9 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $799.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/writing-childrens-literatu...

Fiction Writing: The Novel

Professional & Continuing Education


This course is divided into two parts. In the first, we’ll examine how to smooth out your prose, using seamless transitions and managing the pace of unfolding events. In part two, we’ll cover how to structure a novel in five focuses.

Prerequisites: Experienced writers who are finishing (or currently working on) a publishable work.

Location: Seattle

Categories: Book, Fiction

Level: Advanced

Course length: 9 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $799.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/fiction-writing-the-novel

The Art of Writing

Professional & Continuing Education


We’ll begin by covering the basics: forging strong opening sentences, distinguishing telling from showing, eliminating weak language and producing clean prose. We’ll discover how imitating admired writers can help you recognize and enhance the quality of your own narrative voice. Finally, you’ll hone the important skills of editing and rewriting to refine your work.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Book, Fiction

Level: Beginner

Course length: 9 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: Limited

Price: $679.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.pce.uw.edu/courses/the-art-of-writing

Follow the Story

The Writer's Workshop


Follow the Story will explore the genres of fiction and nonfiction. The eight-week course will introduce you to a wonderfully diverse mix of writing–personal essays, memoirs, profiles, travel stories, short light pieces and short stories.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 8 sessions (2 hours)

Class size: 15

Price: $675.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://www.thewritersworkshop.net/classes/seattle-writin...

Three-Day Critique Workshop

Cascade Writers


Our Three-Day Critique Workshop is an opportunity for you to submit the first 4000 words of your novel, short story, or whatever project you are working on, for critique in a group of up to 8 peers led by an industry professional. This is a great way to polish up those first pages and first chapter.

Prerequisites: 4000 words of your novel, short story, or whatever project you are working on.

Location: Seattle

Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Level: Beginner

Course length: 3 days (Full day)

Class size: Limited

Price: $275.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: http://cascadewriters.com/2023-three-day-critique-workshop/

How to Get Published

Seattle Writing Workshop


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Seattle Convention Center. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Publishing

Level: Any

Course length: 1 day (Full day)

Class size: 200

Price: $199.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://theseattlewritingworkshop.com/#:~:text=EVENT%20LO...

Screenwriting 101

Rekindle School


In this Seattle screenwriting class, you’ll learn how screenplays are written, practice writing some short scenes and complete (short) scripts, and have a chance to workshop and get helpful feedback on your writings.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Seattle

Categories: Screenplay

Level: Beginner

Course length: 4 sessions (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $150.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.classesandworkshops.com/writing-classes/class...

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in Seattle

Looking to sharpen your writing skills? You’re in the right place. Join a creative writing class in Seattle to get a headstart to finally finish that novel that you’ve been dreaming about for years.

This directory of the best writing courses in Seattle is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in Seattle? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in Seattle for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!

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