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San Francisco (go HERE to see all SF class descriptions on same page)

6 Sundays, Sept. 28-Feb. 22: Kathleen McClung: Memoir Writing: Continuation Class
1 Saturday, Oct. 4th: Lisa Alpine: Your Writer’s Toolbox: What’s In It? And What’s Not?
2 Sundays, Oct. 5th & Dec. 7th (& daily online): Jane Underwood: The Daily Write Round Robin
9 Sundays, Oct. 5-Dec. 7 (skip Nov. 30): Shirin Bridges: Acting Juvenile: Writing for Ages 8-44
5 Mondays, Oct. 6-Nov. 3: Junse Kim: Intro to Fiction – Laying the Foundation
10 Mondays, Oct. 6-Dec. 8: J. Kim & K. Bjorneby: “Combo Class”: Intro to Fiction & Starting Your Novel
5 Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4:  Ben Jackson: Journaling: Turn Your Life into Art
10 Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 16: Ben Jackson: Journaling & Intro to Creative Writing “Combo”
9 Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 10 (skip 11/26): Andy Touhy: Fiction Workshop: Honing the Art of Storytelling
9 Thursdays, Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (skip 11/27): Julie Bruck: Fearless Poetry Workshop
1 Saturday, Oct. 18th:  Jenny Pritchett: Submit! Get Your Work into Print
1 Saturday, Oct. 25th: Ben Jackson: Creating a Writing Practice
1 Saturday, Nov. 1st: Kate Montgomery: Intro to Screenwriting: Story Design Workshop
5 Saturdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29)Kathleen McClung: Memoir Writing: Mine & Refine Your Memories
5 Saturdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29): Susie Hara: Kinetic Writing: Using Movement, Drawing & Sound to Develop Work
5 Mondays, Nov. 10-Dec. 8: Karen Bjorneby: Starting Your Novel: Get a Foothold on Your Project
5 Tuesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 16 (skip 11/25): Ben Jackson: Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals

Berkeley (go HERE to see all Berkeley class descriptions on same page)

1 Saturday, Oct. 4th: Jenny Pritchett: You Should Write that Down! 
5 Sundays, Oct. 5-Nov. 2: Junse Kim: Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation
10 Sundays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14 (skip 11/30):  J. Kim & E. Beale: “Combo”: Intro to Fiction & Starting Your Novel
5 Sundays, Oct. 5-Nov. 2: Jay Ridler: Writing from the Heart: Uncovering Your Most Powerful Themes
5 Mondays, Oct. 6-Nov. 3: Jenny Pritchett: Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material
10 Mondays, Oct. 6-Dec. 8: Jenny Pritchett & Elaine Beale: Raw Writing & Intro to Creative Writing “Combo”
9 Tuesdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 2: Alison Luterman: Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs<
1 Saturday, Oct. 11th: Elaine Beale: Creative Writing Bootcamp
1 Friday (Oct. 17) plus 8 Wednesdays, Oct.22 -Dec. 17 (skip 11/26): Cary Groner: Fiction Gym Workshop
1 Saturday, Oct. 18th:  Lisa Alpine: Travel Writing: If  You Can Live It, You Can Write It
6 Fridays, Oct. 24-March 6: Cary Groner: Fiction Gym Workshop: Continuation Class
1 Saturday, Oct. 25th: Kathleen McClung: Seductive Sonnets & Voluptuous Villanelles
1 Saturday, Nov. 1st: Shirin Bridges: You’ve Finished Your Book: Now What?
6 Thursdays, Nov. 6-Dec. 18 (skip 11/27): Terrel Seltzer: Screenwriting Workshop
5 Saturdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29): Ben Jackson: Poetry Workshop: Finding a Way In
5 Saturdays, Nov. 8-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29): Nick Mamatas: Fabulous Fiction: Sci Fi, Fantasy, Thrillers & More 
5 Sundays, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (skip 11/30): Elaine Beale: Starting Your Novel<
5 Sundays, Nov. 9-Dec. 14 (skip 11/30): Jenny Pritchett: Flash Fiction: Short but Sweet
5 Mondays, Nov. 10-Dec. 8: Elaine Beale: Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals
6 Fridays, Nov. 21-April 10: Terrel Seltzer: Screenwriting Continuation Class

Berkeley Fiction Class

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Students on Snack Break






In addition to offering classes, we foster community by holding readings and social events. Take a peek at the slideshows below! We also have a Facebook Page with lots of posts from our teachers.

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