A Gathering of Poets

We gather monthly at different Tacoma Public Library branches (this month at Moore, 215 S 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98408). Voices of Tacoma: A Gathering of Poets is partly funded by the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program and, in addition to the monthly Gatherings, hosts workshops and events to support the literary arts community in the …

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Taking the Mystery Out of Writing a Mystery

Join mystery writers Maria Barrs (ML Barrs), Roxanne Dunne, and Jeffrey Briggs for a panel discussion covering all aspects of writing mystery fiction.  There will also be a drawing for free copies.  Topics include: Types of mystery stories (i.e., cozy, suspense, thriller, amateur sleuth, etc) Developing characters and plots Outlining vs “pantsing” Editing and being …

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South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Critique

We’re the South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group. 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. We meet every Friday online through Slack …

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South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Critique

We’re the <a href=”https://www.reddit.com/r/Oly_Spec_Fic_Writers/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group</a>. 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. We meet every Friday …

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South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers Group-Critique

We’re the South Sound Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group. 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. We meet every Friday online through Slack …

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Teen Writing & Art Contest: Lacey Loves to Read 2024

Teens in grades 6-12 who live in the North Thurston Public Schools service area are invited to enter the 2024 Lacey Loves to Read Teen Writing & Art Contest! This contest is sponsored by Lacey Loves to Read member organizations Timberland Regional Library, North Thurston Public Schools, City of Lacey, and many community partners. The …

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Write in the Harbor

Register by Sept. 13 to get the early bird rate for Write in the Harbor, the regional writers’ conference held each November at Tacoma Community College’s Gig Harbor campus. This year’s conference will be held Nov. 3 – 4. The conference begins Friday night with an address by Keynote Speaker Putsata Reang, an author and …

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Tales Told in Ten: A Theater Festival

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Gather three dozen creative people. Give them a prompt and some help with props. The following day, they’ll serve six fresh bite-size plays, each 10 minutes or less and suitable for all ages. That’s the recipe for Olympia Family Theater’s Tales Told in Ten, the theater’s second annual festival …

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Keith Eisner

Writer Keith Eisner Wins an O. Henry Award

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Olympia actor, teacher and writer Keith Eisner has won an O. Henry Award. His short story “Blue Dot” was one of 20 chosen for publication in the anthology The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017, published this month. Past winners of the prestigious award — named for the late O. …

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Use Your Words at Saint Martin’s Summer Creative Writing Institute

by Ned Hayes for OLY ARTS Fiction writers will spread their creative wings at the Summer Creative Writing Institute at Saint Martin’s University this summer. If you apply before April 29, you could be one of only 15 writers who are chosen as participants. The second-annual Summer Writing Institute takes place at Saint Martin’s University …

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