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Seattle Public Library’s Seattle Writes workshops

The Seattle Public Library has expanded its Seattle Writes program series and will host more than 25 writing workshops at several branches this fall, including the Greenwood and Ballard branches. Participants can learn how to use dialogue, build conflict, write a memoir, develop a story’s character, add diverse voices, develop social media marketing skills and more. Workshops are free, but online registration is required.

Seattle Writes: When Someone Speaks – A Workshop in the Art of Dialogue
Learn to effectively use dialogue when writing novels, plays, screenplays, and poems with writer Nancy Rawles.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086

Seattle Writes: Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
Are you starting a novel or planning on drafting one in November during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? Find out what it takes to write a novel in 30 days in this class taught by writer Rebecca Agiewich.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089

Seattle Writes: Self-Editing Tips for the Self-Publishing Writer
You’ve written draft after draft of your manuscript. But is it time to push the “publish” button? Learn more with editor Beth Jusino.
• 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089

The 2015 Seattle Writes fall program series will kick off at the Central Library with “Seattle Writes: Five Secrets to Selling Your Story,” a panel discussion led by bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19. In November during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), the Central Library will hold weekly drop-in writing sessions (no registration required) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 in the Norcliffe Foundation Living Room on Level 3.