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"If you’re craving some constructive, insightful feedback from a supportive group of fellow writers, it’s time to dip your toe into the workshop," says instructor Steve Mitchel.

Over the course of six weeks, the group will discuss two or three of your drafts (all stages of development are welcome) with an eye toward discovering what resonates. Which characters, scenes and sentences are most engaging? Which ones most effectively advance your narrative and which seem to be at cross purposes with the process of bringing your story to fruition? In addition to the group’s comments, Steve will provide you with written feedback and reading suggestions.

In between class meetings, participants will read two or three classmates’ drafts along with a published story illustrative of various craft elements. Each writing submission will be capped at 20 pages, double-spaced.

Steve says, “Whether you’re struggling to complete your first full draft of a story or gearing up to submit to literary journals or MFA programs, the inspiration and direction you gain from the workshop experience will leave you eager to dive back into your stories.”

*To create an intimate classroom environment and to ensure each student receives ample workshopping time, this remote class will be capped at 9 participants.


About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.



    Steve Mitchel was awarded the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize for his story, “Dog People.” His story “The Return of the Capellmeister” was a finalist for LitMag’s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction. He earned a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, a J.D. from Northwestern University and an MFA in fiction writing from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He’s led fiction writing workshops throughout the Bay Area and has taught legal writing to law students at Northwestern and U.C. Berkeley.

  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, February 09, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, February 16, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, February 23, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 02, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 09, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  6. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 16, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Steve was terrific: gracious, insightful and balanced. I enjoyed reading stories closely for their literary merit and found the open, forgiving atmosphere encouraging.

  • I've done workshops before and this was by far the most beneficial one I've taken in recent years. I walked away with three coherent(ish) chapters and a really solid roadmap of where to go. A truly valuable experience for me.

    Christopher K.


Thursday, February 10, 2022 @ 3:00 am PST
Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 4:30 am PST
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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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