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Our fall workshop schedule is now here. 

Workshops will be held at the Writers' Cottage (317 NW Gilman Blvd, Space #8, Issaquah, WA 98027)

  

   

 

FICTION COURSEwrite your story 
Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. A New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program

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($400/member - $500/nonmember) 

MEMOIR COURSE: beginner
Presented by PNWA Board Member and Author magazine Editor-in-Chief William Kenower. 

 

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($200/member - $275/nonmember)

MARKETING FOR AUTHORS WHO HATE TO MARKET

Presented by PNWA Board Member and memoirist, William Kenower. 


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($50/member - $75/nonmember) 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 6, 2015 (ten week course) ENDING DECEMBER 8, 2015

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm - 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Class Concentration: Write Your Story is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills necessary to write fiction.  Recognize the conventions of your chosen writing genre, develop compelling characters, construct plots, identify the external and internal conflict of your story and create believable settings.  You will learn to write scenes that introduce your characters and their world and set the story in motion. Information about how to develop your pitch, query letter, synopsis and marketing are also covered.

 

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 (five week course) ENDING OCTOBER 24, 2015

Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm -  317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Our best stories are often those we are most reluctant to tell. Writing a memoir requires all the discipline of crafting a work of fiction, with the added complication that authors are often sharing intimate and difficult details from their lives. In this 5-week class we will learn how to turn our life into a story, discovering the power of narrative arcs, contrast, and compelling scenes taught in an encouraging, supportive, and friendly environment. Using Bill Kenower’s unique inside-out approach to writing, authors will learn how to successfully sustain their work for the months or even years it takes to finish their manuscript. 

 

OCTOBER 31, 2015 (one-day)
Saturday afternoon from 1:00-3:30 p.m. 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Class Focus

Most writers’ love of storytelling does not easily translate to marketing those stories once they are published. Authors are increasingly responsible for their own marketing, a task many writers find boring, irritating, depressing, and often fruitless. In this class, Bill Kenower will turn marketing on its head so that authors can take the skills and passion they have for writing and learn how to successfully apply them to marketing.



 

FICTION COURSE: after the first draft

Presented by PNWA’s President, Pam Binder. A New York Times best-selling author and Professor with the U.W. Extension Program

Click here to Register

($400/member - $500/nonmember) 

MEMOIR COURSE: intermediate

Presented by PNWA Board Member and Author magazine Editor-in-Chief William Kenower.

Click here to Register

($200/member - $275/nonmember)

 
 

BEGINNING OCTOBER 7, 2015 (ten week courseENDING DECEMBER 9, 2015

Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 pm - 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Class Concentration: After the First Draft is designed for authors who have taken Pam Binder’s introductory class, or who have finished a first draft on a novel-length manuscript.  This class helps you shape your material into a finished product.  Learn how to refine your story ideas, and define your characters. In addition, this class will teach you how to interweave plot and sub plot lines, the meaning of theme and subtext, and how to start each scene with suspense while ending each scene with a hook.  Information about how to develop your pitch, query letter, synopsis and marketing is also covered.

 

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 (five week courseENDING OCTOBER 26, 2015

Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm - 317 NW Gilman Village, Ste 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

This workshop series is for those writers looking to delve more deeply into finding the structure for a book-length memoir. We’ll look at how a single story arc stretches from start to finish, the role of complicity and forgiveness in the narrator’s evolution, and focus on strengthening the piece on a sentence-to-sentence level. If you’ve taken a memoir class with Bill Kenower before, or if you’ve been working on a memoir for some time and feel you’re ready for more advanced instruction, this is the class for you.

 

 
 
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Office: Writers' Cottage 317 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste. 8, Issaquah, WA 98027

Open Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm

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Mailing: PMB 2717 - 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Ste. 2,
Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: (425) 673-2665
Fax: (425) 961-0768

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