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: Why is Creativity Important?

The following Andy’s notes will be all about: THE SEARCH FOR A BETTER EDUCATION SYSTEM!!! Or: Why is creativity important? In line with our proud tradition of fearless ideas, BFI is facing a big, three-exclamation-mark topics. Before we get there, though, let me just sum up the past few...//more

Andy’s Update – March 2017 (Now Starring Lindy West!)

Hello members of the BFI Universe! This is Andy Herbst, your not-so-new Executive Director. Believe it or not, but I’ve been at my job for for almost six months now. Honestly, sometimes it feels like just a few weeks, thanks to the ongoing tornado of activity that makes...//more

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

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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!