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A productive environment. A creative community.

In 1994 the Grotto pioneered a unique concept: a workspace for creative, self-employed people who by definition don’t need to punch a clock. For nearly two decades, we’ve been a place where San Francisco Bay Area writers, filmmakers, radio/TV producers, new media creators and other practitioners of the “narrative arts” welcome the discipline of structure in their work lives, and build a community of peers.


Fall session Grotto classes are underway!

We offer classes in everything from screenwriting to flash fiction, poetry to blogging, in both multi-week sessions and one-day intensives. All classes are taught by working writers actively publishing in their genres. Visit our Upcoming Classes page to see what’s in store. Our classes are small to allow for personal attention, and fill fast.


To be the first to hear about our frequently sold-out classes, subscribe to the Grotto Class Bulletin, our monthly e-newsletter that includes writing tips from our teachers. Click here.