2020 Schedule of Classes

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Winter Poetry Workshop I

WINTER WORKSHOP 2020

Find Inspiration, Play, Experiment, Craft

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////
Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 2020 *
6:00-9:00pm
* San Francisco*

Fabulist Fiction

WINTER WORKSHOP 2020

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////
Feb 15-March 21, 2020 *
6:00-9:00pm
*Oakland*

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

WINTER WORKSHOP 2020

We’re bringing our show on the road.  Drop-In Poetry Workshop will open up in our Oakland space at Wework Downtown.  Pop in for a brief tune-up to work on your poetry skills.  Take one class, or all three in a sequence. Get your feet wet for our longer courses. Take this class if you have a busy schedule and can’t commit to a full workshop yet, but want to get in the poetic groove.

Taught by local luminaries in the poetry scene. We pull in different people each time.

////Thursday////
Feb. 13, 2020
5:00-8:00pm
*Oakland*

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

WINTER WORKSHOP 2020

The SF Creative Writing Institute is proud to continue our monthly “Drop-In” Poetry Workshop, a one-off, three-hour workshop that will allow poets and writers to sharpen up skills with new techniques, original and diverse prompts, and just maybe even clear out that unseemly writer’s blockage.   This three-hour workshop is designed for all levels.  

This class will be held once a month on Wednesday nights. Take one or all three in sequence.

////Wednesday////
Feb 19, 2020
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

SPRING WORKSHOP 2020

We’re bringing our show on the road. Drop-In Poetry Workshop will open up in our Oakland space at Wework Downtown. Pop in for a brief tune-up to work on your poetry skills. Take one class, or all three in a sequence. Get your feet wet for our longer courses. Take this class if you have a busy schedule and can’t commit to a full workshop yet, but want to get in the poetic groove.

Taught by local luminaries in the poetry scene. We pull in different people each time.

////Thursday////
Mar. 5, 2020
5:00-8:00pm
*Oakland*

From Page to Stage

SPRING WORKSHOP 2020

Performance Poetry Workshop

Critically acclaimed poet and performer Preeti Vangani leads our inaugural Performance Poetry workshop with a three-week intensive that will cover how to get your work from the page to the stage. It will include everything you need to know from developing new material to revision and preparing your writing for staged performances.

////Saturdays////
March 21-April 4, 2020
11:00am-2:00pm
*San Francisco*

Poetry Workshop II

SPRING WORKSHOP 2020

Intermediate poetry workshop.

You already know how to write a poem, but you want to reinvigorate and nourish your writing practice. If you’re looking for feedback, community, a reason to write more, a way to break through blocks, and find fresh ideas and inspiration, if you are looking to take your poetry to the next level, write and revise new work, give and receive feedback, and get your work published, this is the class for you! The class will include generative writing prompts, close readings of poems, and generous feedback and attention in a relaxed, supportive environment.

///Thursdays////
March 19-April 23, 2020 *
6:00-9:00pm
*Oakland*

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

WINTER WORKSHOP 2020

The SF Creative Writing Institute is proud to continue our monthly “Drop-In” Poetry Workshop, a one-off, three-hour workshop that will allow poets and writers to sharpen up skills with new techniques, original and diverse prompts, and just maybe even clear out that unseemly writer’s blockage.   This three-hour workshop is designed for all levels.  

This class will be held once a month on Wednesday nights. Take one or all three in sequence.

////Wednesday////
Mar 18, 2020
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

SPRING WORKSHOP 2020

Drop-In Poetry Workshop

We’re bringing our show on the road. Drop-In Poetry Workshop will open up in our Oakland space at Wework Downtown. Pop in for a brief tune-up to work on your poetry skills. Take one class, or all three in a sequence. Get your feet wet for our longer courses. Take this class if you have a busy schedule and can’t commit to a full workshop yet, but want to get in the poetic groove.

Taught by local luminaries in the poetry scene. We pull in different people each time.

////Wednesday////
Apr. 8, 2020
5:00-8:00pm
*Oakland*

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

SPRING WORKSHOP 2020

Finding Your Voice In Poetry and Prose

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.

////Saturdays////
April 25-June 13, 2020 *
10:30am-1:30pm
*San Francisco*