Professional writing instruction in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Art of Getting Started: Register now!

The Art of Getting Started with Nicole Hardy and Suzanne Morrison

April 23 & 24 11:00am--3:00pm


In this two-day generative class, we'll focus on how and where and why to begin. Both instructors will provide writing prompts, short readings, and discussion topics in an eight-hour attempt to face down the blank white page. We’ll keep in mind what Hemingway said: “I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of sh*t. I try to put the sh*t in the wastebasket” and fill our notebooks to brimming. Who knows what surprises we’ll find as we create the starts (or middles, or ends) of several new pieces. Suitable for beginning and emerging writers of fiction and creative nonfiction

Where: Tulinda Yoga Studio, 618 McGraw Street, Queen Anne

Who: Suitable for beginning and emerging writers of fiction and creative non-fiction

How much: $175 for both days, $100 for one day

BYO, or buy nearbyTo register: Send name, phone, and email to Payment arrangements will be made upon receipt, via Paypal or personal check. Your payment in full confirms your registration and reserves your spot.

What to bring:
Bring something on which to write, be it paper and pencil or laptop. (Please charge up before coming and bring your power cord, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your charging needs.) Please also bring your mobile coffee mug or water bottle. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and water. And an extra layer always helps keep everyone in the room comforta

Nicole Hardy's memoir, Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin, was a finalist for the 2014 Washington State Book Award. Her other books include the poetry collections This Blonde and Mud Flap Girl's XX Guide to Facial Profiling, a chapbook of pop-culture inspired sonnets. Her work has appeared in literary journals and newspapers including The New York Times, and has been adapted for radio and stage. Her essay, "Single, Female, Mormon, Alone," was noted in 2012's Best American Essays. She earned her MFA at the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Learn more at

Suzanne Morrison is the author of Yoga Bitch (Random House/Three Rivers Press), which was a Crosscut Best Northwest Book of 2011 and has been translated into six languages. A recipient of 4Culture and Artist Trust grants, Suzanne is at work on a new memoir and a collection of short fiction. Her fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Litro, Salt Hill, Washington Square, Printers Row, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She teaches memoir and fiction at Hugo House and at Veteran Centers through the Red Badge Program. Learn more at

1 comment:

  1. Wow, looks really great. I'm all the way in Bellingham but will look into attending. Thanks.