Founded as a society of professional writers in 1921, Seattle Free Lances has grown its membership in recent years to include publishing industry professionals and writers actively working toward publication. It is our goal to support the continued success of our published members while encouraging the aspirations of those writers whose ultimate aim is to become published.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month (except in July and August) and are a time to enjoy the fellowship of our peers and a top-notch presentation by authors, editors, book distributors, writing industry lawyers, and more.
To learn more about becoming a member of Seattle Free Lances, click here on SFL- we’d love to welcome you!
June 4th Presentation: Visual Storytelling? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!
A top Disney comic book creator for almost 25 years, John Lustig will discuss the challenges of writing stories both visually and with humor.
For John it isn’t enough to just write funny comics. He has to tell his stories with strong, action-oriented visuals. At the June 4 meeting he’ll discuss how he does this and how these techniques apply to other forms of writing.
In addition to creating Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge stories for Disney, John has written outrageously silly comics for Marvel, Viz and more. He is best-known for his oddball series, Last Kiss, which features old comic book art with witty new dialog.
Before comics took over his brain, John was a newspaper reporter and columnist–-covering everything from mass murders to school lunch menus. (Thankfully, never in the same article!)
Greetings Fellow Writers,
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit the home page for the Seattle Free Lances, the oldest and most prestigious writers group in the area. As we move into our ninety-first year we look forward to continuing our tradition of bringing together writers from the Northwest. I look forward to new ideas, experiences and encouragement to keep the talent of our members moving forward.
As a writer these days, we are experiencing challenging times. Our focus can no longer just be on the creative aspects of our passion, but must also be on the rapid changes going on in our industry. The benefit of our organization is you can draw on the vast resources of our members to help you navigate through these changes. Fast-moving or slow, good or bad, times like these are where an assembly of peers becomes crucial.
I am honored in assuming the position of President of such a prestigious gathering of contemporaries, the Seattle Free Lances. Please join me in encouraging your fellow authors to come and join us.
- ERIK KORHEL