Access Program

“We are thrilled about our year-round program to make classes accessible to all writers.”

-Ben Jackson

About the Program

We believe that a creative writing classroom is most dynamic when it consists of as many diverse voices as possible. To that end, The Writing Salon wants anyone over 17 years of age who is curious about writing to have access to our classes. Each season, our Access Program offers 50% off classes to students with both financial need and a desire to improve as writers.

If you would like to take a class at The Writing Salon at a reduced rate, please fill out the brief form on this page. Upon submission of the form, you will receive an email notification confirming receipt. Within 5 business days, we will then update you via email about the status of your request.

Reduced-rate spots are available on a rolling basis, and a limited amount of funds are available each season. Unfortunately, we cannot offer reduced tuition for all requests. To increase your chances of receiving reduced tuition, we encourage you to completely fill out the form.

Fill out This Form for a Reduced-Rate Spot

  • Contact Information

  • Financial Information

    As a reference, we use U.S. Census Bureau figures on median household income (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_locations_by_income). Applicants' income status should be well below the median household income in their city and/or county. However, we understand special circumstances may apply.
  • Personal Statement

  • Class Placement

  • List 3-5 classes from our upcoming schedule.

Contribute to the Scholarship Fund

Your generous support will ensure that opportunities are available to writers with limited finances. We’d appreciate any amount you’d like to give to The Writing Salon Scholarship Fund. To make a donation, enter the amount in the box below.

Past Scholarships

The
Writing Salon
Scholarship

With the launch of The Writing Salon Scholarship program, we welcomed writers of promise over the age of 17 who may not have had access to our community previously due to financial need. We offered two writers a $300 credit for Writing Salon classes, an invitation to do a featured reading at our school, and a private consultation with an instructor.

2019 Winners

Mae Ramirez
Emily Marciel

Covid-19
Scholarship

In light of the COVID-19 health crisis, The Writing Salon expanded our 2020 Scholarship Program to include multiple recipients. Open to all writers over the age of 17 who have been financially impacted by the pandemic, we offered five Bay Area writers a $100 credit toward a fall Writing Salon class of their choice.

2020 Winners

Victoria Turner
Joseph Kim
Rachel Hurwitz
Joe Vigil
Lydia Kim

Black
Writers Matter
Scholarship

With the Black Writers Matter Scholarship, we welcomed applications from Black writers over the age of 17 who reside in the Bay Area. We offered three Black writers of promise a credit of $300 toward a Winter 2021 class of their choice.

2020 Winners

MiLisa Coleman
La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson
Renée Perry

With the Black Writers Matter Scholarship, we welcomed applications from Black writers over the age of 17 who reside in the Bay Area. We offered three Black writers of promise a credit of $300 toward a Winter 2021 class of their choice.

2020 Winners

MiLisa Coleman
La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson
Renée Perry

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