May 2023 Drop-In Creative Writing Workshop #2

Join us in-person for a drop-in workshop on poetry, fiction or memoir. 

Get expert feedback on something you’ve been struggling with, a prompt for generating new work and valuable critique in a warm, friendly environment. Suitable for writers working on  poetry, fiction and memoir.  

In this self-contained writer’s workshop, we will generate short new writing for feedback based on a prompt for developing and sharing.  You’ll leave having written something new  and gain some new perspective.

Additionally the workshop will offer serious, close critique of written pieces participants  have previously prepared for class. 

The tone of this class is  congenial and fun but we’re also very serious about good writing and good writing practices.  We’ll have a ten-minute break in between. 

Join us for one class or sign up for all four!  All levels welcome.


May 20, 2023


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Harvey Milk Recreational Arts Center
50 Scott Street, San Francisco
Cassandra Rockwood Rice Ghanem


Cassandra Rockwood Rice Ghanem

Cassandra Rockwood Rice Ghanem holds a BA from California Institute of Integral Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. Her award-winning poems and creative nonfiction have been published locally and internationally. In 2022, Nomadic Press published Cassandra’s first poetry collection, Hot Thicket, and she is currently in the final stages of editing a book-length lyric essay. Also the illustrator of Basho’s Haiku Journeys, a haiku picture book, Cassandra derives her versatility through prolific creative experimentation and cross-pollination between artistic disciplines and literary forms. Cassandra upholds values of diversity and inclusion, and has taught workshops and classes at community centers, high schools, colleges, and universities in Alaska, Hawaii, and California. In 2019, Cassandra led a year-long literary reading series for women and non-binary writers at The Beat Museum in San Francisco.