The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas is a corps of youth and adults, staff and volunteers, families and local citizens who believe that the power of words, well-written and well-spoken, can open doors to important opportunities. Our tutoring, writing, and publishing programs prepare young people, ages 6 to 18, for a successful future by developing strong writing skills, championing diverse communication styles, and motivating young people to share their stories.
Founded in 2012, Page One Literary Center is a community-based nonprofit offering both one-day and multi-week creative writing workshops as well as several literary events. These events include an open mic night for adults and the Collaborative LiterARTi Series, which combines music, writing, and visual art. In the fall of 2013, Page One plans to offer affordable, quiet workspaces for writers.
Incorporated in 1975, the Loft Literary Center offers creative writing courses and hosts readings and other literary events, as well as sponsoring a series of awards for writers and publishing A View From the Loft, an online magazine featuring articles about the craft of writing. Writers may also rent studios at Open Book, where the Loft is housed along with Milkweed Editions and Minnesota Center for Book Arts, where the Loft is housed.
The Huntington Library is one facet of The Huntington, a private nonprofit institution. The Library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in British and American history and literature. The collection contains the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, a Gutenberg Bible on vellum, the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America, and a world-class collection of the early editions of Shakespeare's works.
Established in 1999, the Attic Institute offers writing workshops; five-month fellowships that provide guidance in both craft and publishing; and the Attic Atheneum, an annual certificate program that is an alternative to the MFA program. The Attic also rents out writers studios.
Founded over thirty years ago by David Collins and Evelyn Witter, Midwest Writing Center offers opportunities for writers and readers alike throughout the Quad Cities region.
The RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University in East Lansing opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry. Its mission is to create an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives through readings, shows, community outreach, and workshops.
The mission of the Hurston/Wright Foundation is to discover, educate, mentor, and develop African American writers. Named for literary geniuses Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the programs of the Foundation preserve this legacy and work to ensure the future of Black writers and the literature they produce.
Founded in 1933, the Boston Center for Adult Education is the oldest nonprofit adult education center in New England. It brings educational opportunities and professional development to the community while encouraging social responsibility. Classes are taught by local instructors who often run local businesses and are considered experts in their field. The BCAE offers nearly two thousand classes each year, including classes in writing strategies, freelance writing, grammar, blogging, and book promotion.
The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians operates a museum in McCullers's childhood home, presents extensive educational and cultural programs for the community, maintains an ever-growing archive of materials related to the life and work of McCullers, and offers fellowships for writers and composers who live for periods of time in the Smith-McCullers home in Columbus.