Scroll down to see our course offerings so far for 2017.
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Start the New Year with a resolution to write ’til your pen drips blood! How deep will your voice go after journaling five hours straight? What new character or new insight will emerge? Join us for SFCWI’s second ever Write-A-Thon!
March 26, 2017 * 10am-4pm
WeWork Golden Gate * 25 Taylor St. *San Francisco*
Learn the principles of strong narrative storytelling and implement them into your own fiction or nonfiction.
Fundamentals of Editing & Advanced Prose Workshop
11am-2pm * 7 weeks
March 25-May 15, 2017
Words can give us a home when we need more of a home, shape us, and build our histories. Words can be a map to help us find ourselves. We’ll be writing poems, stories, letters, autobiographies or anything we want.
February 27, 2017 * 6-8:30pm
SAFEhouse Arts * 1 Grove St.
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.
Janyary 26-March 23, 2017 * 6:00-9:00pm
February 21-April 11, 2017 * 6:00-9:00pm
**Click on picture for more info or to register for an individual class.**
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.
February 25-April 8, 2017* 2:00-5:00pm
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.
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Feb 4-Feb 5, 2017 * 1:00-5:30pm
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.
July 6-Aug. 10, 2017 *6 sessions 6:00-9:00pm
* San Francisco*
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!