Welcome to the Writing Salon!


 July/August 2015

REGISTRATION ALERT: We can’t promise that last-minute registrations will be accepted unless you sign up at least a day before class starting time–or even better, a week or two. We’d appreciate it.  

Got basic questions? Please look at our sidebar, where most of them are answered. 

San Francisco 


Classes are open unless they have already happened, or you see CLOSED after the title


1 Saturday, Aug. 1: Dianne Jacob: Food Writing for Food Lovers
5 Saturdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19: Kathleen McClung: Memoir Writing: Mine & Refine Your Memories
5 Saturdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19: Patricia Cotter: Playwriting 101: Writing for the Theater & Beyond
1 Sunday, Aug. 30th: Ben Jackson: Creating a Writing Practice


1 Saturday, July 11: Patricia Cotter: Playwriting 101: Taking the First Step -OVER
5 Mondays, July 13-Aug. 10: Junse Kim: Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation - CLOSED
9 Tuesdays, July 14-Sept. 8: Ben Jackson: Journaling: Turn Your Life into Art - CLOSED
9 Wednesdays, July 15-Sept. 9: Ben Jackson: Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals - CLOSED
9 Thursdays, July 16-Sept. 10: Julie Bruck: Fearless Poetry Workshop - CLOSED
1 Saturday, July 18: Ben Jackson & Daniel Rechtschaffen: Meditative Writing - OVER
2 Sundays, July 19 & Sept. 13 (plus daily online): Jane Underwood: Daily Write “Round Robin”  - CLOSED
6 Sundays, July 19-Dec. 6: Kathleen McClung: Memoir Writing Continuation Class - CLOSED
5 Sundays, July 19-Aug. 16: Shirin Bridges: Writing for Kids & Young Adults: Improve Your Craft - CLOSED
6 Fridays, July 24-Dec. 11: Karen Bjorneby: Novel Writing Continuation Workshop - CLOSED
1 Saturday, July 25: Jenny Pritchett: You Should Write that Down! - OVER


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Classes are open unless they have already happened, or you see CLOSED after the title.


1 Saturday, Aug. 1: Alison Luterman: The Narrative Poem: Telling the News Without Losing the Lyric
5  Saturdays, Aug. 15-Sept. 19: Jenny Pritchett: Intro to Creative Writing: Having Fun with the Fundamentals
5 Sundays, Aug. 16-Sept 20: Jay Ridler: Writing from the Heart: Uncovering Your Most Powerful Themes
5 Mondays, Aug. 17-Sept 21: Jenny Pritchett: Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material


1 Saturday, July 11: Shirin Bridges: You’ve Finished Your Book: Now What? - OVER
5 Sundays, July 12-Aug.9: Junse Kim: Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation - CLOSED
5 Sundays, July 12-Aug.9: Terrel Seltzer: Intro to Screenwriting: The Five Essentials - CLOSED
9 Wednesdays: July 15-Sept. 9: Cary Groner:Fiction Workshop: Building and Refining Storytelling Skills - CLOSED
1 Saturday, July 18: Kathleen McClung: Writing as Healing - OVER
9 Tuesdays, July 21-Sept. 22: Alison Luterman: Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs - CLOSED
1 Saturday, July 25: Kate Montgomery: Intro to Screenwriting: Story Design Workshop - OVER


Gift Certificates  


REGISTRATION ALERT: We can’t promise that last-minute registrations will be accepted, so please sign up at least 24 hours prior to the class starting time–or even better, 24 days! Or, you know, a week or so.   Thanks!

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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