Our Mission: The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages 6 to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. At Fearless Ideas, we believe significant learning happens with individual attention and that strong writing skills are essential for future success.

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Andy’s Update – December 2016

Jólabókaflód! Now that I have your attention, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Andy Herbst, the new Executive Director of the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. After twelve years of Teri, there’s a new sheriff in town and he is a German transplant for...//more

Teri’s BREAKING NEWS Update!

BREAKING NEWS! Teri here. After searching high and low to find the perfect (not almost perfect, we mean perfect) candidate to carry the Big Boss Torch for the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas into the next decade, someone to ride herd on the enormous talents of our gifted staff,...//more

Teri’s Update – September 2016

Drumroll, please.... WE. ARE. BACK. Okay, to be totally honest, we’ll be fussing about with unpacking and tidying up right up until our first students arrive for afterschool tutoring on Wednesday, but we are back and it feels great. We couldn’t have done it without a ton of help....//more

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What to Read in the Rain

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What lemonade is to sunshine, books are to rain—the perfect complement. This fact, understood by all Pacific Northwesterners, is the driving force behind WHAT TO READ IN THE RAIN, the annual story compilation published by the Bureau of Fearless Ideas. Bursting with amazing adventure stories written by BFI students and adult-author friends of BFI, including Tom Robbins, Barbara Earl Thomas, Peter Mountford, Davy Rothbart, Myla Goldberg, and Lauren Weedman, this book is the perfect gift for anyone with eyes. Find it on-site at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store or order copies online!