2017 Schedule of Classes

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Scroll down to see our course offerings so far for 2017.

To learn more about a class, see the price, or to sign up, click directly on the picture of the course that interests you.

The Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program

WINTER 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.

Section #1:
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Janyary 26-March 23, 2017 * 6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

Section #2
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February 21-April 11, 2017 * 6:00-9:00pm
*San Francisco*

**Click on picture for more info or to register for an individual class.**

Fabulist Fiction

WINTER WORKSHOP

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////
February 25-April 8, 2017* 2:00-5:00pm
*San Francisco*

Fundamentals of Editing & Advanced Prose Workshop

SPRING WORKSHOP

Learn the principles of strong narrative storytelling and implement them into your own fiction or nonfiction.

Fundamentals of Editing & Advanced Prose Workshop

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11am-2pm * 7 weeks

March 25-May 15, 2017

Dramatists’ Workout: Scene Building

WINTER WORKSHOP

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.

////Saturday & Sunday////
Feb 4-Feb 5, 2017 * 1:00-5:30pm
*San Francisco*

City Stories Workshop

WINTER WORKSHOP

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.
Next One:

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February 27, 2017 * 6-8:30pm

SAFEhouse Arts * 1 Grove St.

Poetry Workshop

SUMMER 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.

COMING BACK
EARLY SUMMER!

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* 2:00-5:00pm
*San Francisco*

2017 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!