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“For many writers, the urge to create stems from a nagging something inside that needs to get outside,” says instructor David Jacobson. “You may not know what that something is until you start moving your fingers on the keyboard or your pen on paper. Often, all it takes to get started is a gentle nudge in the right direction, a prompt that leads to release.”

In this 3-week version of The Writing Salon's Raw Writing series, David will lead you through prompts and exercises that indulge your senses, tickle your intellect, and mine your memory. You'll engage in writing exercises using your favorite pieces of literature, music, and other art forms. Consideration of nature, travel, and adventure will lead you down paths of discovery.

The goals of these Raw Writes: have fun, create material without rules, and generate new ideas and directions for your writing. In addition to dedicated writing time, you’ll briefly explore elements of process and craft, including what to do next with your raw writes. Optional sharing and read-alouds in a supportive environment will round out class time.

At the end of three weeks, you'll have a fuller notebook and emptier insides from pouring them onto paper or into pixels, go-to methods for continuing to generate new material, and a new community of fellow writers to share your creative journey.


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.



    David Jacobson started writing for newspapers at age 15 in 1979. While earning his journalism degree from the University of Minnesota, he served as sports editor and general columnist at Minnesota Daily. Throughout the ‘90s, David wrote and edited trade journals, and at the turn of the millennium he turned his focus to marketing communications content, including blogs, op-ed articles, press releases, and first-person point-of-view pieces. From 2005-2017, David produced thousands of such items as the marketing and communications lead for the non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance and now does so as sole proprietor of Inkflow Communications.

  1. Thursday, August 25, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Thursday, September 01, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Thursday, September 08, 7:00pm-9:30pm


Fri, August 26 @ 2:00 am PDT
Fri, September 9 @ 4:30 am PDT
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David Jacobson


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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