Course Catalog

Yearlong Manuscript Class in Young Adult Fiction

This class is open to those writing in any genre of fiction intended primarily for a teenage audience. Through reading assignments, lectures, in-class exercises, special guests, and workshopping your manuscript, you will learn to hone your voice, develop a clear narrative, and write compelling characters for young adult readers.

Meets for 30 sessions + Publishing Day intensive.

Yearlong Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 3 days or more before a class, class credit or transfers will be issued less a $15 fee. Refunds will be issued less a $35 fee. 3 days or more before the start of the second class meeting, class credit, transfers, or refunds of 66% will be issued.

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: Karen Finneyfrock

Class Type: Yearlong

Start Date: 09/16/2015

End Date: 06/01/2016

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 7:10 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$1125.00 Member Price:
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Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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