2017 Schedule of Classes

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Poetry Workshop

SUMMER WORKSHOP

Find Inspiration, Play, Experiment, Craft

Instructor: Hollie Hardy

In this workshop you will find inspiration, play, experiment with new forms and generative exercises, explore the craft of poetry, create and edit new work, and share and receive feedback, support, and encouragement.

///Thursdays////
July 6-Aug. 10, 2017 *6 sessions 6:00-9:00pm
* San Francisco*

Fabulist Fiction

SUMMER WORKSHOP

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mysteries, Young Adult, Magical Realism & More

Instructor: Nick Mamatas

Exciting plots and larger-than-life characters are the cornerstones of popular fiction and the emphasis of this course. In this course, we’ll workshop your short stories and novel chapters, explore the history of the genres, perform writing and idea-generating exercises, and discuss the magazines and publishers looking for your sort of fiction.

////Saturdays////
June 17-July 22, 2017 *
2:00-5:00pm
*San Francisco*

City Stories Workshop 2.1

Instructor: Paul Corman-Roberts

City Stories closes out its 2016-2017 workshop season with an excursion into the paranormal, surreal, and the magical realism that live both outside and inside the concrete jungle. Let’s write poems, stories, letters about the city, about our predecessors and the “ghosts” who make up the rich fabric of our Bay Area landscape, both the old and the new.

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//////Sunday///////

June 11, 2017 * 3:00-6:00pm

* San Francisco*

Write-A-Thon

SUMMER WRITE-A-THON

SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INSTRUCTOR ILLNESS.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next one.

////Saturday////
June 24, 2017 * 10:00 am-4:00 pm
*San Francisco*

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

FALL WORKSHOP

Find Your Voice

Instructor: Alexandra Kostoulas

We want to connect with the world. We want to share the life that is inside us. We want to write poetry and prose that speaks the truth and moves the reader. But where do we start?

There’s a voice within all of us wanting to find its place in the world.

Section #1: Intro

////Tuesdays////
Oct. 24-Dec. 19, 2017 *
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

FALL WORKSHOP

Find Your Voice

Instructor: Alexandra Kostoulas

We want to connect with the world. We want to share the life that is inside us. We want to write poetry and prose that speaks the truth and moves the reader. But where do we start?

There’s a voice within all of us wanting to find its place in the world.

Section #2: Advanced

Pre-requisite: Level 1 Jack Grapes’ Method Writing: The First Four Concepts.

////Thursdays////
Oct. 26-Dec. 21, 2017 *
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Write-A-Thon

SPRING WRITE-A-THON

Come write with us! How deep will your voice go after journaling five hours straight? What new character or new insight will emerge? Join us for SFCWI’s third ever Write-A-Thon!

////Saturday////
May 20, 2017 * 10:00 am-4:00 pm
*San Francisco*

Fundamentals of Editing & Advanced Prose Workshop

SPRING WORKSHOP

Learn the principles of strong narrative storytelling and implement them into your own fiction or nonfiction.

Fundamentals of Editing & Advanced Prose Workshop

////Saturdays////

11am-2pm * 7 weeks

March 25-May 13, 2017

Dramatists’ Workout: Scene Building

WINTER WORKSHOP

Instructor: Sarah Tuft

Dramatists’ Workout is designed to whip your writing habit into shape. A “boot camp” for those who wish to tell stories on stage, TV or film, Dramatists’ Workout is perfect for prose writers and poets who want to adapt their voice to drama, as well as for seasoned dramatists looking to refresh their skills and reinvigorate their work.

////Saturday & Sunday////
Feb 4-Feb 5, 2017 * 1:00-5:30pm
*San Francisco*