Workshops

Our creative and expository writing workshops spark imagination and teach skills. In our workshops, reluctant writers and aspiring authors can write dystopian fiction, poems in forts, college entrance essays, and more.

Workshops

Summer 2018 workshop registration goes live at 9 am on Friday, May 25! Sign up through the links in the workshop descriptions below. Workshops listed as "Waitlist Signup" are FULL, but you may use our registration form to add your name to the wait list. 

We post all workshops here and send out a notice to our constituents when we add something new. Keep tabs on us on Facebook and Twitter, too.

This summer we are excited to offer many workshops at our Yesler Terrace location! Please note carefully whether your desired workshop takes place at BFI Greenwood (8414 Greenwood Ave. N) or BFI Yesler Terrace (221 10th Ave. S). 

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BFI Workshops

Telling Stories Through Steel Pan Music

Monday-Friday, June 25-29 / 10 am – noon (Friday’s showcase will be from 1 - 3 pm) | Students entering Grades 2- 8 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Writing in the Sand: Exploring Carkeek Park with Words

June 25 - 28 / 10am - noon | For students entering grades 2-6 / at BFI Greenwood

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Capoeira / Afro-Brazilian Dance

Monday-Friday, June 25-29 / 2 pm – 4 pm (Friday’s session will be from 1 pm - 3 pm) | Students entering Grades 6 - 8 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Dungeons & Dragons Club

Tuesdays: June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17 / 3 pm – 5 pm | For students entering grades 6-8 / at BFI Greenwood

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A Peony for Your Thoughts

Wednesday-Friday, June 27-29 / 1 pm – 4 pm on June 27; 1 pm – 3 pm on June 28 - 29 | Students entering Grades 2-5 / at BFI Greenwood

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Career Exploratorium for High School Students

June 27 / 6 pm – 8 pm | Students entering Grades 9-12 / at BFI Greenwood

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Write Your Life: Creative Nonfiction for High School Students

Thursday & Friday, June 28 – 29 / 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Students entering Grades 9-12 / at BFI Greenwood

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Storytelling Through Yoga

Fridays: June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20 / 10 am – noon Students entering grades 2-6 / at BFI Greenwood

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BFI Studios: Music Production

Monday-Friday, July 2-6 (No Meeting on July 4!) / 10 am – noon (Friday’s “showcase” session will be from 1 pm to 3 pm) | For students entering grades 9-12 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Comics Journalism: Interviewing Greenwood with Words and Pictures

Monday – Thursday July 2, July 3, July 5 (No Meeting on 4th of July!) / 1 pm – 3 pm | For students entering grades 6-8 / at BFI Greenwood

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Fearless Voices

Monday-Friday: July 2-6 (No meeting on July 4!) / 2 pm – 4 pm (Friday’s “showcase” session will be from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm) | For students entering grades 3 - 5 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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All-City WRITERS Club (ACWC)

Mondays: July 2, 9, 16 / 3 - 5 pm | For students entering grades 6-12 / at BFI Greenwood

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Mr. Geoduck’s Picture Book Publishing House

Monday – Tuesday, July 9 -10 / 10 a.m. – noon | For students entering grades 2-4 / at BFI Greenwood

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Poetry Pop-up

Monday – Wednesday, July 9 – 11 / 1 pm – 3 pm | For students entering Grades 3-5 / at BFI Greenwood

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Craft Your Way Around the World

Monday-Friday, July 9-13 / 4 pm - 6 pm (Friday’s “showcase” session will be from 1 pm to 3 pm) | For students entering grades 2-6 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Dragons and Spaceships and Magic, Oh My!

Wednesday – Friday, July 11-13 / 3 - 5 pm | For students entering grades 6-8 / at BFI Greenwood

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Bookish: Writing Reviews (Elementary Grades)

Thursday – Friday, July 12-13 / 1 pm – 3 pm | For students entering grades 3-5 / at BFI Greenwood

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Find Your Voice: Writing a Personal Essay (High School)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: July 16, July 18, July 20 / 4 pm - 6 pm | For students entering grades 9-12 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Find Your Voice: Writing a Personal Essay (Middle School)

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: July 17, July 19, July 20 / 4 pm - 6 pm | For students entering Grades 6-8 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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Secret Codes

Wednesday-Thursday, July 18-19 / 10 am – noon | For students entering grades 4-5 / at BFI Greenwood

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Ekphrastic! The Workshop Where Words and Art Hangout Together

Wednesday – Friday, July 18-20 / 3 pm – 5 pm | For students entering Grades 2-5 / at BFI Greenwood

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Bookish: Writing Reviews (Middle School Grades)

Thursday - Friday, July 19-20 / 1 pm – 3 pm | For students entering grades 6-8 / at BFI Greenwood

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Interviewing Yesler Terrace

Monday-Friday: July 23 - 27 / 4 pm – 6 pm | For students entering Grades 3-6 / at BFI Yesler Terrace

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