Course Catalog

Seattle7x7 series: a fundraiser for Hugo House

Sept. 17: 7 Ways to Trigger Readers’ Emotions with Bernadette Pajer
Sept. 24: 7 Lenses for Telling Your Story with Joan Leegant
Oct. 1: 7 Things You Should Never Do in a Story with Garth Stein
Oct. 8: 7 Ways to Quicker, Smarter, Better Revision with Tara Conklin
Oct. 15: 7 Ways to Make Your Characters Real with Elizabeth George
Oct. 22: 7 Ways to Write the Hard Stuff with Shannon Huffman Polson
Oct. 29: 7 Ways to Create Settings that Become Characters with Randy Sue Coburn

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Seattle 7 Writers

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Start Date: 09/17/2015

End Date: 10/29/2015

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Seattle 7 Writers

Randy Sue Coburn is the author of three critically acclaimed novels—Remembering Jody, Owl Island, and A Better View of Paradise. A former newspaper reporter whose articles have appeared in numerous national publications, her screenplays include Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, a Cannes Film Festival selection about Dorothy Parker that was nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards’ best screenplay.

Tara Conklin's first novel, The House Girl, was a New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick and has been translated into 8 languages. Her second novel, The Last Romantics, is forthcoming in June 2016 from William Morrow/Harper Collins.

Elizabeth George is the creator of a series of psychological crime novels set in the UK and featuring her continuing characters: DI Thomas Lynley and DS Barbara Havers. She is also the creator of a YA series set on Whidbey Island. She's published in 30 languages, has written twenty-two novels, two books of short stories, and a non-fiction book on writing. She is a longtime teacher of writing in many venues in the US.

Joan Leegant is the author of a novel and a story collection, which won the PEN/New England Book Award and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. She is the 2014–2015 prose writer-in-residence at Hugo House.

Bernadette Pajer's work includes the Professor Bradshaw Mysteries. She's a UW graduate and a member of Research is her favorite activity, and she happily delves into worlds old and new as she plots tales of mystery and adventure.

Shannon Huffman Polson is the author of North of Hope; A Daughter’s Arctic Journey. Her writing recently won honorable mention in the 2015 VanderWey Nonfiction contest and has been published in journals including Ruminate Journal, High Country News, Huffington Post, and two anthologies. Polson works an artist-in-residence with Methow Arts.

Garth Stein is the author of four novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Art of Racing in the Rain and A Sudden Light. He is the co-founder of Seattle7Writers, a non-profit collective of Northwest authors working to foster a passion for the written word.

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