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“This full-day class is designed for writers of all levels whose schedule or budget may not allow for a longer commitment,” says instructor Kathy Garlick. “In a quick but powerful workshop, we’ll focus on the most essential elements of creative writing such as voice, character, dialogue and description.”

Writing prompts and reflections on the in-class writing will play an important role in this class. Key concepts will be illustrated through short poems, essays and stories from authors including Raymond Carver, Jhumpa Lahiri and Claudia Rankine. Though the focus of the class will be on creating new work, there will be opportunities for sharing and discussion. Students are encouraged to bring a real-life event or story idea or poem they’ve been thinking about recently.

Kathy says, “By the end of the class, you’ll leave with new writing you’ve produced in class, prompts to inspire continued writing, and resources to guide you along the way.”

*There will be a lunch break for at least 30 minutes during this Saturday class.


About The Writing Salon's In-Person Classes

In-person class schedules are subject to sudden change or cancellation due to Covid. We will communicate any course changes to you as quickly as possible. Masking, social distancing, and other Covid measures will be enforced in accordance with local guidelines. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about your class. If you have any questions about in-person learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.



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  1. Saturday, January 07, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Kathy gave us thought provoking prompts and positive feedback that left me feeling very hopeful and inspired with my writing. She shared wonderful examples of others's works and brought up many helpful issues.

    Lisa B.
  • I loved this class because it felt very supportive and also informative. I left feeling inspired and excited to keep writing, and signed up for another class right afterward. I love the positive environment created in the Writing Salon, and the focus on stopping your own inner-critic to fully enjoy and embrace the process of writing.

    Kelsey W.
  • Kathy was nurturing and created a supportive and warm environment. I think everyone felt safe sharing and participating. At the same time, she offered direction and teaching points.

    Paula E.


Saturday, January 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 12:00 am PST
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Kathy Garlick


San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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