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

September 2023
Saturday September 16
10:30 am - 1:30 pm Advanced Prose Workshop
Tuesday September 26
Saturday September 30
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Drop-In Writing Workshop
October 2023
Saturday October 7
11:00 am - 2:00 pm Intro to Poetry
Friday October 13
Saturday October 14
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Intro to Fiction
Thursday October 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Writing Disability
Saturday October 21
11:00 am - 1:30 pm Drop-In Writing Workshop
Wednesday October 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Poetry of Reclamation
November 2023
Thursday November 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Art of the Chapbook
Saturday November 4
10:00 am - 1:00 pm Body Memoir-Healing with Poetry
Wednesday November 8
11:00 am - 12:30 pm The Writer’s Way for Writers
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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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