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Nuts & Bolts: Improve your writing 50% in one hour
University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture
Seattle, WA
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Tuesday Feb 04, 2014 6:15 PM - Tuesday Feb 04, 2014 9:00 PM | $15.00 - $40.00






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Nuts & Bolts: Improve your writing 50% in one hour
Nuts & Bolts: Improve your writing 50% in one hour
A workshop with author Bill Ransom

In this hour and a half workshop, author Bill Ransom addresses issues common to poetry and to fiction, as well as dialogue challenges in fiction and creative nonfiction/memoir.  

Please bring a copy of something you've written recently to use during exercises.

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About Bill Ransom

Native of western Washington, Bill attended Washington State University on track and boxing scholarships, and the University of Puget Sound on a track scholarship. He was a jet engine expeditor, cook, roofer; firefighter, firefighting basic training instructor, and CPR instructor for six years; and an Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Technician for ten years in Jefferson County, Washington. He volunteered with humanitarian groups in civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

He received his BA in Sociology and English Education from the University of Washington, and his MA in English and Folklore from Utah State University.  He was a pioneer of the National Endowment for the Arts' Poetry in the Schools program in several western states.  

He founded and directed the popular Port Townsend Writers' Conference for Centrum and appeared in two feature films: An Officer and a Gentleman and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (CBS).  He twice received writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.  He recently retired after fifteen years at The Evergreen State College.
Three of his short stories were selections of the PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Project, often called "The Pulitzer Prize of the Short Story": "Uncle Hungry," "What Elena Said" and "Learning the Ropes." These appeared in the Sunday magazine editions of major newspapers around the country, and in his collection Learning the Ropes (Utah State University Press).  He published six novels (now available as e-books), six poetry collections, numerous short stories and articles.  His poetry has been nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award (Finding True North & Critter, Copper Canyon Press).  

Blue Begonia Press published his latest poetry collection, The Woman and the War Baby.  

Recent poetry appeared in Puerto del Sol, Conversations Across Borders, Oregon Literary Review and New Poets of the American West. Collaborative "translations" of the contemporary Chinese poet Zhang Er appear in Manoa.  He lives in Grayland, Washington.

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Wine & Cheese, Coffee & Tea provided. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for snacks & social. Workshop starts at 7 p.m.

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This event is hosted by the Seattle Free Lances organization.

Originally founded as a society of professional writers, in recent years Seattle Free Lances membership has grown to include publishing industry professionals and writers actively working toward publication.

Our goal is to support the continued success of our published members while also encouraging the aspirations of those writers whose ultimate aim is to become published.

We meet once a month, on the first Tuesday evening, to share our stories, seek encouragement and enjoy the fellowship of our peers.

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Location

University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture (View)
3501 NE 41st St.
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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Education > Classes
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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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