A creative community. An inspiring environment.


Since 1994, we’ve been a shared workplace where practitioners of the narrative arts—writers, filmmakers, new media creators and others—enjoy the support of a community of peers, and connect with the greater San Francisco Bay community through classes and events. Grotto members have written numerous bestsellers, feature films and television series, and have won or been finalists for every major award in American literature and journalism.

Kick your writing career into high gear. Study with us.

Ready to commit to taking your work to the next level? Come study at the Grotto, the Bay Area’s longest-established and highest-rated writing center. Grotto teachers are exclusively working professional authors with extensive experience in their subject: only published novelists teach novel writing, and only published memoirists teach the memoir. As seasoned professionals, we emphasize giving you the tools you’ll need to take your own leap from dreams to action. Browse our Class Calendar or our Upcoming Classes  page.


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