Episode 47: Po Bronson & Ethan Watters On Starting a Writers Collective

For next “best of” GrottoPod episode we return to our roots — and the San Francisco Writers Grotto’s roots — with guests Po Bronson and Ethan Watters. The Grotto co-founders joined us for GrottoPod Episode 2 to discuss the Grotto’s humble beginnings and subsequent growth, tracing a path that traverses more than two decades from a rickety Victorian home to an abandoned pet hospital, and finally, to the present-day Grotto, 100-plus members strong and a fixture of the Bay Area literary community. If you missed this stellar conversation the first time around, now’s your chance to dig into it.

Episode 3: Po Bronson and Ethan Watters

Two of the three founders of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto — Po Bronson and Ethan Watters — join us on the GrottoPod. They come not to discuss their stellar careers in journalism but to share how The Grotto came to be, what The Grotto means, and where The Grotto goes from here. From a humble Victorian flat 22 years ago, to a legendary stint at a decommissioned dog-and-cat hospital, to today’s labyrinthine South of Market digs, they’ve seen it all when it comes to this writers’ community. And they let us know that not all of The Grotto’s best stories are on the written page.→ READ MORE