The Summer Session begins the week of June 22, 2014.

 

Click on each class title for more information and to register

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:

How to (Profoundly) Move Your Readers: The Craft of Developing Dramatic Emotions with Junse Kim (5 sessions, starting July 13)

Developing Your Comedic Voice in Prose with Zahra Noorbakhsh (6 sessions, starting July 13)

How to Make Your Characters Snap, Crackle and Pop with Steve Almond (1 session, July 20)

The Accidental Find: Looking for Poetry in Unexpected Places with Maw Shein Win (1 session, August 10)

Revision Boot Camp: Circuit Training Your Manuscript with Susan Ito (1 session, July 20)

Character Development, Motivations & Dialogue: Thinking Like an Actor with Zahra Noorbakhsh (1 session, August 24)

 

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

 

Mondays:

Blogging for Beginners with Meghan Ward (4 sessions, beginning June 23)

 

Tuesdays:

Advanced Short Stories Workshop (by invitation only) with Elizabeth Bernstein (6 sessions, beginning July 1)

Screenwriting Workshop with Xandra Castleton (8 sessions, beginning July 8)

Arts Reviewing 101: How to Be a Smart, Sensitive Critic, Online and In Print with Rachel Howard (3 sessions, beginning July 8)

 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)

 

Thursdays:

Fabulist Worlds: Writing Magical Realism with Jenny Bitner (6 sessions, beginning June 26, no class July 3)

Pushing the Boundaries: Experiments in Writing with Jenny Bitner (6 sessions, beginning October 16)

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

 

Saturdays:

Sex on the Page with Jenny Bitner (1 session June 28)

Short Story Bootcamp with Elizabeth Bernstein (1 session June 28)

Gesture Writing: What Writers Can Learn from Artists about Capturing Life on the Page with Rachel Howard and David Tallitsch (1 session, July 12)

How to Write Riveting Scenes with Steve Almond (1 session, on July 19) – free exclusive DIY book from author if taken with How to Create an Irresistible Narrator

How to Create an Irresistible Narrator with Steve Almond (1 session, on July 19) – free exclusive DIY book from author if taken with How to Write Riveting Scenes

The Art of Losing: Finding the Words For What’s Gone with Lindsey Crittenden and Monica Wesolowska (1 session, July 19)

The First 10 Pages of Narrative Nonfiction with Julia Scheeres (1 session, July 26)

Writing Your Hero’s (or Heroine’s) Journey with Sasha Cagen (1 session, August 2)

Beyond Poop and Puberty: The Practice and Pitfalls of Writing About Parenting with Susan Ito and Tomas Moniz (1 session, August 23)

 

Weekend Workshops:

How to Write Riveting Scenes with Steve Almond (1 session, on July 19)

How to Create an Irresistible Narrator with Steve Almond (1 session, on July 19)

How to Make Your Characters Snap, Crackle and Pop with Steve Almond (1 session, July 20)

Revision Boot Camp: Circuit Training Your Manuscript with Susan Ito (1 session, July 20)

The First 10 Pages of Narrative Nonfiction with Julia Scheeres (1 session, July 26)

Writing Your Hero’s (or Heroine’s) Journey with Sasha Cagen (1 session, August 2)

The Accidental Find: Looking for Poetry in Unexpected Places with Maw Shein Win (1 session, August 10)

Beyond Poop and Puberty: The Practice and Pitfalls of Writing About Parenting with Susan Ito and Tomas Moniz (1 session, August 23)

Character Development, Motivations & Dialogue: Thinking Like an Actor with Zahra Noorbakhsh (1 session, August 24)

 

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