Professional writing instruction in Seattle's Queen Anne neighborhood.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Nicole Hardy & Suzanne Morrison back at the Queen Anne Writers' Studio!

The Art of Getting Started (Redux), with Nicole Hardy and Suzanne Morrison

When: July 16, 11am–4pm
Where: Tulinda Yoga Studio, 618 West McGraw Street, Queen Anne
Who: Suitable for beginning and emerging writers of fiction and creative non-fiction
How much: $200
Lunch: BYO, or buy nearby
Some of you may be familiar with authors, writing instructors, and forces of nature–Nicole Hardy and Suzanne Morrison. Some of you may have even taken their class, The Art of Getting Started. Well, they’re doing again, and this time bringing all new prompts to the table.

Description; In this one-day generative class, we’ll focus on how, why, where, and when to begin. Suzanne and Nichole will provide writing prompts, short readings, and discussion topics in a five-hour session 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.
To register: Send name, phone, and email to Payment arrangements will be made upon receipt, via Paypal, Venmo, or personal check. Your payment in full confirms your registration and reserves your spot.

Bring: Bring something on which to write, paper and pencil or laptop. (Please charge up before coming and bring a power cord. We’ll do our best to accommodate charging needs.) Please also bring your mobile coffee mug or water bottle and beverage of choice. An extra layer always helps keep everyone in the room comfortable.

Teachers: 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, and serves on the board at Mineral School Artist Residency. 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