The Fall Session begins the week of September 14, 2014.

 

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All classes are held at The Grotto, 490 Second Street (at Bryant) in San Francisco.

For a list of our classes currently in session, please click here.

 

Sundays:

Building a Great Memoir: The Nuts and Bolts with Louise Nayer (2 sessions, Sep 14 & Sep 21)

Creating the One-Person Show with Zahra Noorbakhsh (8 sessions, beginning Sep 28)

Getting Published: The Secrets of Structure and Self-Editing with Laura Fraser (1 session, October 5)

Developing Your Comedic Voice in Prose with Zahra Noorbakhsh (6 sessions, beginning October 5)

Social Media Madness with Meghan Ward (1 session, October 12)

Why Love What You Will Lose: Writing Through Grief with Genine Lentine (1 session, October 12)

Gettin’ on the Gravy Train: How to Win a Writing/Reporting Fellowship with Vanessa Hua (1 session, October 26)

Spiritual Writing Workshop with Lindsey Crittenden (2 sessions, beginning October 19)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing: Using Existing Models to Craft Short Fiction with Lindsey Crittenden (2 sessions, November 8 & 9)

 

Mondays:

Blogging for Beginners with Meghan Ward (4 sessions, beginning September 15)

The Pang in Your Heart:  A Short Story Workshop with Elizabeth Bernstein (6 sessions, beginning September 15)

Advanced Blogging Workshop with Meghan Ward (6 sessions, beginning October 13)

Truth, Lies and Storytelling: A Users Guide to Writing Memoir with Zoe FitzGerald Carter (4 sessions, beginning October 13)

 

Tuesdays:

Mining For Songs: a Lyric Writing Workshop with Monica Pasqual (6 sessions, beginning September 9)

Advanced Writing Class (by invitation only) with Jenny Bitner (6 sessions, starting September 9th)

Demystifying Mystery: How to Plant Clues for Your Investigator (and Reader) to Uncover with Joe Clifford (5 sessions, beginning September 16)

The Book Biz, from A to Z (featuring six guests from the Grotto) with Constance Hale (6 sessions, beginning September 30)

The Art of Change: A Poetry Incubator with Genine Lentine (4 sessions, beginning October 21)

Pushing the Boundaries: Experiments in Writing with Jenny Bitner (6 sessions, beginning October 28)

 November Novel Marathon — NaNoWriMo or Not with Janis Cooke Newman (4 sessions, beginning November 4)

 

Wednesdays:

Mastering the Personal Essay with the Masters with Rachel Howard (8 sessions, beginning September 24)

Advanced Fiction Workshop (by invitation only) with Janis Cooke Newman (13 sessions, beginning September 10)

Fabulist Worlds: Writing Magical Realism with Jenny Bitner (6 sessions, beginning September 17)

Life into Literature: A 4-Week Intensive with Laura Fraser (4 sessions, beginning October 1)

How to Write an Effective Query Letter with Chelsea Lindman (1 session, October 29)

 

Thursdays:

Scene by Scene with Julia Scheeres (6 sessions, beginning September 25)

How to Write a Novel (And Not Stop Half-Way Through) with Janis Cooke Newman (6 sessions, beginning October 2)

Screenwriting Workshop with Xandra Castleton (8 sessions, beginning September 25)

 

Saturdays:

Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose—$60 bucks, six hours, your own book with Constance Hale (1 session, October 4)

Characters Talking: How to Craft Great Dialogue that Lives on the Page and Moves Your Plot with Seth Harwood (2 sessions, October 25 & November 1)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing: Using Existing Models to Craft Short Fiction with Lindsey Crittenden (2 sessions, November 8 & 9)

 

Weekend Workshops:

Spiritual Writing Workshop with Lindsey Crittenden (2 sessions, beginning October 19)

Characters Talking: How to Craft Great Dialogue that Lives on the Page and Moves Your Plot with Seth Harwood (2 sessions, October 25 & November 1)

What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing: Using Existing Models to Craft Short Fiction with Lindsey Crittenden (2 sessions, November 8 & 9)

 

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