Getting Published in Magazines: A Nonfiction Intensive (with Ethan Watters)


  • April 16, 2015 - May 21, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: ethanw1@mindspring.com Number of sessions: 5 Time: 6:30 pm – 9 pm Dates: Thursdays, April 16th – May 21st Course fee: $395 This course will put new writers on a path to getting published. We will focus on pitching and developing magazine pieces. Students will learn how to: Find ideas for non-fiction (more…)

Social Media Bootcamp (with Meghan Ward)


  • April 19, 2015
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact: meghan@meghanward.com Number of sessions: 1 Time: 10:00 am -4:00 pm Date: Sunday, April 19 Course fee: $125 Master Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest all in one day. In this one-day intensive workshop, you will learn how to A.) Create a social media strategy that works for you, and B.) Master five of (more…)

Advanced Screenwriting Workshop (with Xandra Castleton)


  • April 21, 2015 - June 9, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: xandra@sfgrotto.org Number of sessions: 8 Time: 6:30 pm  – 9:00 pm Dates:  Tuesdays, April 21- June 9 Course fee: $545 This workshop is designed for those writers with a screenplay underway or in the process of revision who have previously taken a screenwriting course or are otherwise familiar with the basics of (more…)

Writing What Matters: Going Deeper in Your Fiction and Memoir (with Lindsey Crittenden)


  • April 22, 2015 - May 13, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: lindsey@lindseycrittenden.com Number of sessions: 4 Time:  6:30 pm -9:00 pm Dates: Wednesdays, April 22, 29, May 6, 13 Course fee: $265 How do we write about meaning without getting preachy—or insipid?  How can we unearth deeper resonance in our work?  How do we describe the indescribable? During this four-week workshop, we’ll explore (more…)

Drawing Readers Into Your World: A Memoir Intensive (with Louise Nayer)


  • April 25, 2015 - May 2, 2015
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact: lnayer50@comcast.net Number of sessions: 2 Meeting time: 10:00 am -1:00 p.m. Dates: Saturday, April 25 and Saturday, May 2 Course fee: $150 How do you draw readers into the world of your memoir—whether it’s set in a subway station in New York City, or an outpost in Alaska? In (more…)

How to Write a Novel (and Not Stop Halfway Through) – One Day Intensive w/ 5-Day Partner Writing (with Janis Cooke Newman)


  • April 26, 2015
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Contact:  j-newman@comcast.net Number of sessions: 1 Time: 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, with complimentary wine and conversation from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (There will be a one-hour lunch break.) Date: Sunday, April 26 (followed by off-site daily partner writing through Friday, May 1) Course fee: $195 This is the class for everyone (more…)

Create A Writing Habit in 21 Days: A Bootcamp for Your Muse (with Jenny Bitner)


  • April 26, 2015 - May 17, 2015
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Contact: jennybit@yahoo.com Number of sessions: 2 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Dates: Sundays, April 26th through May 17th Course fee: $200 Have you always read about writers who write every day and felt envious?  Well, me too, until I decided to create a daily writing habit.  I had tried to do it alone and couldn’t (even after (more…)

A Master’s Class: Building Vibrant Characters Through POV (with Joshua Mohr)


  • April 27, 2015 - June 15, 2015
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Contact: joshuamohr76@gmail.com Number of sessions: 8 Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Dates: Mondays, April 27 through June 15 Course fee: $545 Every author struggles with whether or not they’ve chosen the right point-of-view for a particular character. As storytellers, we need to cultivate a sophisticated and elegant understanding of all our POV options (more…)

Edit Yourself: How to Make Your Good Manuscript Great (with Meghan Ward)


  • May 3, 2015
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact: meghan@meghanward.com Number of sessions: 1 Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Date: Sunday, May 3 Course fee: $125 Save thousands of dollars hiring professional editors by learning to edit your own work! As a freelance book editor of 12 years, I see the same mistakes over and over in the manuscripts I edit. (more…)