T(w)eens Write at the Saturday Writers Studio

Tacoma Public Library, in partnership with Write253, opens a new window, Ocean Fest, opens a new window, and the City of Tacoma’s Historic Preservation Office are thrilled to host FREE writing workshops for tweens and teens this February and March (2018).

Historical Fiction Drop in Workshops

Explore Tacoma history through fiction writing. Work with professional writers to prepare and submit a story to Bring Tacoma’s History to Life: Youth Fiction Contest, sponsored by the City of Tacoma.  Bring a draft to review with other writers or just show up.  All skill levels welcome. Ages 11 to 18.  When and where.

Explore a resource guide, opens a new window and educator’s slideshow, opens a new window for the Bringing Tacoma’s History to Life: Youth Historical Fiction Competition, featuring cash prizes.

Poetry Classes

Ecopoetics - Poetry Workshop

Join us for workshops on ecopoetics, poetry that explores humanity's relationship to nature. Write253 will help you prepare poems to submit to Ocean Fest, opens a new window Youth Story Contest.  By entering this contest you can win prizes for the best poem exploring the ocean. All skill levels welcomed. Ages 11 to 18. When and where.

Explore, opens a new window the Ocean Fest Youth Story Contest and how you could win part of 800.00 in prizes.

Spoken Word

Tacoma poet and dynamic performer Diante Taylor leads workshops on writing and performing poetry. These are great workshops for beginning writers or seasoned spoken word performers. All skill levels welcome. Ages 11 to 18. When and where. more.

Louder Than a Bomb (Open Mic - Spoken Word) Launch Party

Join us for open mic performances by youth who have attended the Spoken Word workshops and anyone else who wished to perform.  This open mic launches the Louder Than A Bomb, opens a new window Teen Poetry Festival.  When and where the open mic event occurs.

*Download an event flyer for all the writing workshops mentioned in the article.