A Home for Writers Since 1999
We Believe in the Power of 4Cs
Many of us need a little coaxing to unleash our creativity. The Writing Salon is happy to provide that special spark for you. We’ll give you the prompts, instruction, and homework. You make the magic.
We’re here to strengthen your writing and your writing life. Whether you’re making new acquaintances in our classes or meeting up with friends at a reading, think of our school as your community resource.
For many people, writing is rewriting. We believe an understanding of craft will empower you as an artist and storyteller, as well as bolster your communication skills in all walks of life.
While giving and getting feedback is essential to a writer’s growth, we realize our students have varying needs and desires around critique, so we offer classes with gentle, intensive, or even no critique.
Watch Our Community’s Experience
If we trust our own creative process, there will be no limit to the joy we get out of our writing.
Our Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
The Writing Salon wins San Francisco’s Best of the Bay Adult Education from SF Bay Guardian.
The Writing Salon wins the East Bay’s Best Place to Feed Your Muse from East Bay Express.
Jane Underwood passes away in February. Ben Jackson takes over as director.
The York Street loft closes in the Mission District. The Writing Salon offers classes only in Berkeley.
The Salon Reading Series makes its debut.
A new San Francisco location opens at 2042 Balboa Street in the Richmond district.
The Writing Salon launches the 1st annual Jane Underwood Poetry Prize.
The Friends of the Salon Reading Series makes its debut.