Make this the year you finally write! Dust off that manuscript that has been sitting in a drawer, get a fresh new notebook, turn on some music, find yourself a little inspiration and begin. 


Joining the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute means more than just taking a class — it’s your invitation to our vibrant community of students and alumni who continue an open exchange of ideas. Join us and join our community.

Our Upcoming Workshops

May 2023
Saturday May 6
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Advanced Prose Workshop
June 2023
Thursday June 1
Saturday June 10
Monday June 12
Wednesday June 14
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Visceral Fictions
Saturday June 17
Saturday June 24
July 2023
Tuesday July 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Drop-In Poetry Workshop
Thursday July 27
August 2023
Tuesday August 1
Saturday August 5
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Body Memoir-Healing with Poetry
Saturday August 19
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Who We Are...

We’re an independent creative writing institute based out of San Francisco. Founded in 2015, we offer writing workshops in several genres to writers of all experience levels from all walks of life. We encourage people to share their work and connect with peers and mentors. Our instructors are published working writers, professors, editors and master teachers.

Our Teachers

Nick Mamatas

Award-winning Author of 100 short stories, 10 novels, dozens of essays and articles & an editor from Viz Media.

Alexandra Kostoulas

Founder & Director of San Francisco Creative Writing Institute

Tongo Eisen-Martin

Winner Of The American Book Award, California Book Award. Poet-in-Residence At Cambridge University

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