Fall 2019 Schedule of Classes


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

Advanced Prose Workshop


Instructor: Alexandra Kostoulas

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

Advanced Prose Workshop

Jun. 22-Aug. 10, 2019
*San Francisco*

Writing like you don’t care what people think


This three-hour workshop that will inspire you to push your boundaries, shed your inhibitions, and get to the heart of what it is you want to express. If you are looking for a prescriptive workshop on the correct way to write then this is not for you. Bring a piece you’d like to develop or start something new. With a focus on poetry, learn how to carry writing across mediums (music, film, page, stage).

May 1, 2019
*San Francisco*

Following Your Dreams – Building a successful creative career with a business focus


If you are considering entering the creative world, this lecture will teach you the important aspects of managing a creative business career. You will also learn the techniques that creative professionals use to treat their work as a business and improve their income: setting clear objectives, effective marketing, considering new opportunities, strategic negotiation, and finding ways to create lucrative income by leveraging their efforts.

May 11, 2019
2:30 -4:30 pm
*San Francisco*

Writing & Publishing Children’s Books


Instructor: Ying Chang Compestine

Explore the exciting and creative world of children’s books in this insightful seminar. We will cover different genres of children’s books: picture books, chapter books, middle grade to YA; how to generate story ideas; secrets of a productive writer; finding a good agent, and the rewarding aspects of writing for children. We will explore the financial opportunities that writing books for children can bring to you.

May 11, 2019
*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!