Welcome to our community calendar of arts events — the best arts calendar in the South Sound! OLY ARTS does not charge for posting arts events. Events are submitted by organizations and community members and published at OLY ARTS’ discretion. Events are not sponsored or endorsed by OLY ARTS. Please do not upload images or files larger than 1 MB. Please only post once, and your event is sent to the OLY ARTS’ Editor for review and approval.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Workshop on Descriptive Writing

October 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


We’re the Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group. We’ve been meeting every Friday for the past two years via Slack (no video or audio. only text). We’re a mixed group of writers just starting out and writers who have been writing for years. Our aim is to get better at our writing and advance our careers through honest and knowledgeable feedback, deliberate practice, and community building.

This is our monthly workshop session. Local writers of speculative fiction are welcome to check out the workshop resources, discussion, and exercise and come to the meeting ready to talk about the workshop topic. This month’s topic is descriptive writing. If you wish to attend the workshop, please make sure to familiarize yourself with our community and the workshop resources we will be discussing and referring to.

Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers is modeled after the North Seattle SciFi and Fantasy Writers, intensive speculative fiction workshops, and Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers. All writing communities with the mindset of helping writers improve as professionals through workshops, exercises, and informed critiques. These groups aim for more than simple critique exchanges like most writing groups and prepare people for careers as writers and authors. Oly Spec Writers was designed with all of that in mind!

Ultimately the goal and aim of Oly Spec Writers is to make writers better so that they can reach their career goals. Our setup isn’t great for hobby writers, journalers, or writers who have generally given up on publishing. We’re writers who take writing and our careers seriously while having fun learning how to make this crazy thing called writing work.

Writers who come to the group and participate are there to learn, grow, and become professionally published authors, whether full-time or part-time. This group is excellent for beginners and pros (we have both!) and all those in-between.

If you can’t make it this Friday, no worries! We meet every week on this schedule:

  • First Friday- Critiques

  • Second Friday- Workshop/tutorials

  • Third Friday- Critiques

  • Fourth Friday- Decompress and talk shop

  • Occasional Fifth Friday- Reading Workshop


October 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , , ,


Olympia Speculative Fiction Writers Group
View Organizer Website


View Venue Website
Skip to content