2019 Schedule of Classes

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Fabulist Fiction

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

WINTER 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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Jan. 12-Feb. 16, 2019
2:00-5:00pm
*San Francisco*

Advanced Prose Workshop

WINTER 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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Jan. 26-Mar. 9, 2019
11:00am-2:00pm
*San Francisco*

Poetry Workshop

WINTER 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.

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Feb. 7-March 14, 2019 *
6:00-9:00pm
* San Francisco*

The Art of the Poetry Chapbook

WINTER 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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Feb. 16-March 30, 2019 * 11:30am-2:30pm
*San Francisco*

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*

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

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.

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May 30-July 25, 2019 *
6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Readings

SF Creative Writing Institute hosts THREE fabulous free reading series in the Bay Area:

Write from the Gut! Quarterly. We pop up in various locations around SF.

At the Inkwell –We host this series monthly as part of the San Francisco branch of a national series at Alley Cat Bookstore in the Mission.

Central Market Now- We are co-producing a new monthly reading series/ free workshop series with SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts.

Click on the picture to find out more. Come check them out and meet our writers, alumni, students and friends!