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Free writing workshops for youth courtesy of Write@253 this Saturday on Tacoma’s Hilltop

Since it began last year Write@253 has been steadily encouraging Tacoma’s young people to write, and write well. Made up of professional writers and instructors, and helped out by students, the non-profit group is modeled on the hugely successful San Francisco group 826Valencia, which grew from a storefront to a national non-profit with sub-groups in New York, Seattle and many other cities. They’ve been offering kids aged 11-18 help with writing, both in schools like First Creek Middle and at their Hilltop storefront location – and this Saturday and next they have free writing workshops focused on Tacoma itself.


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Tammy Robacker poetry workshop at Write@253’s Tacoma Hilltop space

Former Tacoma poet laureate Tammy Robacker will lead a four-week poetry workshop beginning this weekend, courtesy of local writing group Write@253. The workshop series “Writing Poetry for the Five Senses” runs for the next four Sundays.

Robacker was chosen as the Tacoma poet laureate for 2010-11, and has since led numerous workshops and poetry events. Her poems, many of which are set in the Northwest and spring from events in her life, have been published in “The Vicissitudes” (Exquisite Disarray, 2010). The workshop series studies traditional poetic forms from sonnet and sestina to free-form non-rhyming, focusing on the use

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