2019 Schedule of Classes

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The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

Finding Your Voice in Poetry & Prose

SPRING WORKSHOP

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: All Levels

Pre-requisite: none

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April 4-May 23, 2019
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Fabulist Fiction

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

SPRING WORKSHOP

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.

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May 4-June 15, 2019
2:00-5:00pm
*San Francisco*

Writing like you don’t care what people think

SPRING WORKSHOP

This three-hour workshop that will inspire you to push your boundaries, shed your inhibitions, and get to the heart of what it is you want to express. If you are looking for a prescriptive workshop on the correct way to write then this is not for you. Bring a piece you’d like to develop or start something new. With a focus on poetry, learn how to carry writing across mediums (music, film, page, stage).

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May 1, 2019
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

The Art of the Poetry Chapbook

SPRING/SUMMER WORKSHOP

Chapbooks are an art and a craft. The format is increasingly popular in the indie lit world and a calling card for many respected poets. In this course we will learn the art of arranging well-written and cohesive short manuscripts for publication in chapbook form.

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June 1-July 13, 2019 *
11:30am-2:30pm
*San Francisco*

Following Your Dreams – Building a successful creative career with a business focus

SPRING SEMINAR

If you are considering entering the creative world, this lecture will teach you the important aspects of managing a creative business career. You will also learn the techniques that creative professionals use to treat their work as a business and improve their income: setting clear objectives, effective marketing, considering new opportunities, strategic negotiation, and finding ways to create lucrative income by leveraging their efforts.

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May 11, 2019
2:30 -4:30 pm
*San Francisco*

Writing & Publishing Children’s Books

SPRING WORKSHOP

Instructor: Ying Chang Compestine

Explore the exciting and creative world of children’s books in this insightful seminar. We will cover different genres of children’s books: picture books, chapter books, middle grade to YA; how to generate story ideas; secrets of a productive writer; finding a good agent, and the rewarding aspects of writing for children. We will explore the financial opportunities that writing books for children can bring to you.

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May 11, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm
*San Francisco*

Advanced Prose Workshop

SUMMER WORKSHOP

Instructor: Alexandra Kostoulas

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

Advanced Prose Workshop

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Jun. 22-Aug. 10, 2019
11:00am-2:00pm
*San Francisco*

Poetry Workshop

SUMMER WORKSHOP

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.

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Jun. 20-Aug. 1, 2019 *
6:00-9:00pm
* San Francisco*

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

LATE SUMMER 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.

////Thursdays////
Aug 15-Oct 1, 2019 *
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*