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Want to be taken seriously as an author, even though you don't yet have extensive publications or a meaty CV? You need to learn to treat your writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction—as a business.

Instructor Lyzette Wanzer says, “Believe it or not, one of the surest ways of opening greater opportunities for your work is to manage the not-so-sexy aspects of your practice. That means realizing that writing is a business, not just an art. Marketing is a critical, often overlooked aspect of our craft.”

Lyzette will introduce you to several habits that will enable you to boost your writing career. In this three-week workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Increase your profile within the Bay Area literary scene to develop local, regional, or national opportunities
  • Write the dreaded-but all-important Artist Statement (yes, authors need these, too, not just visual artists)
  • Present a professional presence, both on paper and online
  • Harness free and low-cost tools to help track your writing output, submission markets, contest entries, and grant applications
  • Develop and use a literary calendar to build results for yourself and your work.

You will need an iPad, tablet, or laptop for this seminar-style class.



No Instructor Specified

  1. Monday, November 27, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  2. Tuesday, December 4, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  3. Tuesday, December 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:00 am PST
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 5:00 am PST
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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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