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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 class will be capped at 9 participants.


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. Wednesday, January 17, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Wednesday, January 24, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Wednesday, January 31, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  4. Wednesday, February 07, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  5. Wednesday, February 14, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  6. Wednesday, February 21, 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.


Thu, January 18 @ 3:00 am PST
Thu, February 22 @ 5:30 am PST
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Steve Mitchel


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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