Word Works 2016–2017 Season

Events begin at 7 pm. Check listings for venues.

A season pass includes tickets to all Word Works events. These talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists draw back the curtain on the process of writing. Each talk by a guest writer focuses on a specific element of craft. The talks are followed by an interview with a noted editor, writer, or critic. 

At $12 for general admission per event, Word Works events are the most affordable place around to glean writing wisdom from top-notch writres, and for readers to gain more insight into works that they love. 

When you purchase a season pass, you're saving 10% on tickets plus getting exclusive access to VIP passes. VIP passes are sold separately on an event-by-event basis. Check individual event listings for VIP information.


The 2016-2017 Season:

E. Lockhart: In Praise of Style
Sept. 18, 7 p.m. | The Frye Art Museum

Lidia Yuknavitch: The Urgency of Innovation
Oct. 6, 7 p.m. | Washington Hall

Patricia Smith: The Anatomy of a New Book
Nov. 19, 7 p.m. | Washington Hall

Mary Gaitskill: The Inner Weave
Mar. 16, 7 p.m. | Washington Hall

Terrance Hayes: The Craft of Obsession
Apr. 18, 7 p.m. | Washington Hall

Karen Russell: Engineering Impossible Architectures
May 5, 7 p.m. | Washington Hall


Seattle, WA

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