We’re not your average writing school. Our classes are taught exclusively by working professional authors, with extensive experience in their subject–at the Grotto,only published novelists teach novel writing, and only published memoirists teach the memoir. Tips on finding an agent are given by actual agents, and your screenwriting teachers have seen their own work come to life on the big screen. We emphasize giving you the tools you’ll need to take your own leap from dreams to action–such as our Emerging Writers student reading series, held quarterly at Book Passage in the Ferry Building, which offers a unique opportunity to read your work in public. It’s a distinct approach, and perhaps why we’ve been voted Best of the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine. Come to us when you’re ready to commit to taking your work to the next level. Click on upcoming classes to browse our current course offerings. You can also be the first to hear about our frequently sold-out classes by subscribing to the Grottoletter, our monthly e-newsletter that includes writing tips from our teachers, recommendations for books about the craft of writing, and what we’re reading now.
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