Grotto Classes are only ever taught by a published writer in that specific genre.

Only published novelists teach our novel-writing classes. Only published memoirists teach our memoir classes. And only working journalists teach our non-fiction classes.

That’s why San Francisco Magazine voted Grotto Classes Best of the Bay Area.


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The students in all of our classes get the opportunity to read their writing at our 3-Minute Reading Series at Book Passage at the SF Ferry Building. More than 100 people attend this event. Check the upcoming classes page for the most current dates and times.


Registration for our Spring Session is now open!

Click on upcoming classes to see what we’ve got in store for you.


Session Dates for 2014:

Winter: January 19 through March 29/ Spring: April 13 through June 14/ Summer June 29 through August 23



mayacamas007Don’t forget Lit Camp, the writers conference co-sponsored by the Grotto & Litquake. Held every year at secluded Mayacamas Ranch in the rolling hills above Calistoga, CA, Lit Camp brings together 40 of the best writers of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir with the publishing industry’s most distinguished authors, agents and editors.


Lit Camp features morning workshops, agent & editor panels, even yoga.

Our conference will be held from Thursday, May 15 through Sunday, May 18, 2014. Submissions will be accepted from October 1, 2013 through January 15, 2014.


For more information, click here. Follow Lit Camp on FB and Twitter. litcampGlazman485




Gerry Jones (Finding the Story)


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