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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Mullen’s Minutes - November 2018

                  Executive Director Erica Mullen takes the helm! We salute Outgoing Executive Director Andy Herbst on a job well done as we welcome our new Executive Director,  Erica Mullen, as she steps to the wheel! Dear BFI...//more

Andy’s Notes - March 2018

NOT NICE, MR. PRESIDENT! Hello BFI community, Recently when BFI was invited to table at the Seattle release of Dave Eggers’ new book, The Monk of Mokha, Dave requested from the stage that I speak to people interested in BFI after the reading. My response was ‘If they’re...//more

Andy’s Notes - December 2017

Happy Jolabokaflod (again)! Avid readers of this column (of which I assume there are more than grains of sand on Jupiter) might remember this happy Icelandic tradition from last year. Because Iceland’s assortment of recreational activities in the middle of winter is limited to sitting in...//more

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What to Read in the Rain

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What to Read in the Rain is a perennial collection of fiction, essays, poetry, songs and comics by famous Seattle writers and surely soon-to-be famous students from the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas! Each publication invites both adult writers from Seattle’s unparalleled writing community and student writers from our dazzling array of free classes, clubs, and workshops to contribute to an anthology, unlike any other. Find it on-site at the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store or order copies online!