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March 2021

Constructing the Short Story

This four-week workshop will lead you through the construction of a short story, from conception to revision, with the goal of having a potentially publishable piece to submit to literary journals or genre fiction magazines by the end of the class. Students will read two short stories per week, develop a story of their own through exercises and drafting, critique one another’s first draft, and then submit a revised piece at the beginning of the fourth week. ...
01 Mar - 26 Mar
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

21st Century Poetics & Social Media

This six-week workshop offers a brief history and introduction to the intersection of new media and poetry. We will read and write poetry that crosses boundaries and engages modern technology and media tools to make poetry more accessible and appeal to a broader audience. Students will study the work of a new generation of tech-savvy young writers, who are transforming poetry by combining graphics, video, podcasting and other social media with traditional creative processes. Through innovative prompts and resources, students will learn to create their own unique platforms to diversify and modernize their poetry and reach surprising new audiences and markets. ...
07 Mar - 18 Apr
10:30 am - 1:30 pm

March Manuscript Intensive Program

Send your book out without the uncertainty, wondering or self-doubt. Instead, work with one of our editors to get your manuscript in shape.  In this month-long one-on-one intensive, an experienced published author will closely read your entire book and mentor you, giving focused editorial feedback on the first 25 pages and an editorial letter to guide revision of the rest.  There will be significant opportunity for extended correspondence with your mentor, who will provide specific suggestions for revision and offer general advice on the current state of publishing, and next steps for you to take in your publishing journey. Work with us before sending out your manuscript to help your book really shine!  ...
08 Mar - 08 Apr
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop-In Poetry Workshop #4

The SF Creative Writing Institute’s monthly Drop-in Poetry Workshops are one-off, three-hour workshops taught by a variety of talented instructors with different styles and themes. Poets of all levels are invited to join us for inspiration, lessons & techniques, generative prompts, sharing and feedback.  ...
10 Mar
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Queer Poetics

In this four week intensive we’ll be studying queer poetry and poetics while working on our own poems. Queer here meaning both LGBTQIA , as well as unfixed (both meanings), as well as strange and poetics here meaning the study and theory of writing.   ...
17 Mar - 07 Apr
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
April 2021
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