The Writer’s Workshop Series

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. 

Write What You Notice

Saturday, July 10, 4 p.m. FREE. Registration is Required.

Extending the standard advice to “write what you know,” this workshop emphasizes the importance of curiosity and observation to the craft of writing. Participants will consider the creative potential of the ordinary and the unfamiliar, and, through writing and conversation, will tease out meanings that reside in the details. The workshop takes creative nonfiction as its focus, but the concepts and practices apply across genres.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Tiffany Aldrich MacBain is a professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, where she teaches writing and literary analysis. Her creative nonfiction and published scholarship reflect her interest in finding the remarkable stories in everyday life.

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