The Writer’s Workshop Series

Writing Interactive, Vivid Settings

Saturday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. $5. Registration is Required.

Create interactive, vivid settings necessary to the plot and the character development: how a character is shaped by, lives with, interacts with, or fights against their social, environmental/natural, governmental, religious, cultural, familial surroundings.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Tyrean Martinson, lifelong SFF fan and reader, fenced foil and saber in a college club at WWU where she went for a BA in English Education. She currently lives near Gig Harbor, works as a tutor and homeschool English teacher, and enjoys bicycling on flat trails. She’s the mom of two college-age daughters who are both into engineering and who don’t like Star Wars, fencing, or Shakespeare, which means her brainwashing efforts failed. Tyrean is an indie author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, and has had over 100 short works published. She’s a volunteer admin for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a member of the SCBWI, and a volunteer podcaster for One Hope Church. She’s on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and has a blog at https://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/ Her newest novella, Liftoff, was something she wrote to entertain herself during early quarantine, a “popcorn movie” style YA novella she hopes will be fun for readers, too.

Writing for Remembrance

Wednesday, June 16, 6 p.m. $5. Registration is Required.

A workshop of self exploration through writing. Writing will be focused on remembering, voicing your needs and desires, taking responsibility, supporting growth, and defining self. This will be an opportunity to tell your story and also to tell the story of how others have impacted you.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Katherine Felts is a biracial/Black poet who currently calls Tacoma home. She enjoys writing in many genres, but focuses most often on poems and creative nonfiction. She has performed with or at: First Night Tacoma, UW Tacoma, The Peoples Assembly and Creative Colloquy. She also sometimes hosts podcasts, emcees events and panels, and leads personal development workshops. 

You Are a Sea Cucumber, You Are a Wolf: Writing Like an Animal

Wednesday, August 4, 6 p.m. FREE – STAY TUNED FOR REGISTRATION DETAILS

Creative Colloquy Partners with the Puyallup Public Library for this FREE writing workshop.

Join Puyallup poet and artist Troy Kehm-Goins as we explore the voices of animals in literature. Through examples, writing prompts, exercises, and games we will try to capture our own “animal voice” on the page as a short poem, flash fiction, or the perfect sentence to include in a larger piece.

Stay tuned for registration and full workshop details.

Troy Kehm-Goins is a poet and artist whose work has been published in WRISTPost DefianceRead Write PoemLes Sar’zine, and Creative Colloquy, as well as in four poetry chapbooks. In his work, he seeks to discover the holy within the everyday and ordinary. He resides in Puyallup with his wife, daughter, and two canine people, Banjo and Wrigley.

THEMES AND INSTRUCTORS FROM PREVIOUS WRITER’S WORKSHOP SERIES