Community Programs

Programs for every writer.

We strive to be more than a place to take classes. We are a place where writers and readers of all experience levels and backgrounds can gather, learn from one another, and build a writing community. To help facilitate that, we offer numerous programs for anyone looking to explore the written word. Some of these programs are application-based, and many are free and open to all.

What We Offer

Drop-In Writing Circles

Looking for inspiration, feedback, and ways to connect with other writers? Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers. Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write.

Learn about circles and register

Open Mic: Works in Progress

Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going on in the writing community. Poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable work of a literary nature are all welcome.

Learn about open mics and register

Hugo Fellowship

We provide resources for four to six emerging Seattle area writers to complete a proposed project. Projects include (but are not limited to) the first draft of a novel, a new memoir, or a chapbook of poetry.

Meet our fellows and apply

Writers in Residence

Our writers-in-residence receive a monthly stipend and paid teaching opportunities, along with the time and space to complete a manuscript. And, Seattle-based writers receive guidance from a published writer, free of charge.

Meet our writers in residence