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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Gift Rocks and Snort-Laughs with David Sedaris

Admittedly, I didn't have that much experience with David Sedaris. There was that one article in the New Yorker (shopping in Tokyo for the inexplicable clothing of Kapitol), and that was pretty much it. But of course, when you're invited to hear a world-famous author read (with the distant...//more

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

In Trump era, a case for underdogs like Pluto

This essay, by former Mayor Mike McGinn, was first published in Encyclopedia Greenwoodia by the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas. We happened upon the small volume at a coffee shop and were taken by its message: Seattle is adamantly, defiantly pro-little guy.//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!