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“Do you have the urge to write, but no clues about how to start? Or maybe you’ve been working on a piece of writing, but suddenly you’re stuck? Well, this one-day workshop is all about getting started, a no-stress entry into the room of writing,” says instructor Katharine Harer. “We’ll do a variety of exercises and interactive activities, get inspired by inspiring writers, and discuss the process as we go along.”

Katharine will share some time-tested and energizing ways to get words and ideas out of your head and onto the page. Whether what you write takes the form of poetry, memoir, fiction, or I-don’t-know-what-this-is-but-I-like-it, you’ll have something to take home with you at the end of the day along with tools to continue writing on your own.

Whether you’re brand-new to writing, stuck in a spell of writer’s block, or simply looking for ways to energize your practice, all are welcome in this workshop!



    Katharine Harer loves teaching creative writing. She has worked with hundreds, maybe thousands, of students in her over thirty-year career as a community college writing teacher at Skyline College and private workshop instructor. Katharine has published six collections of poetry, the most recent, Jazz & Other Hot Subjects, in 2016. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published widely in literary journals, newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Her most recent travel essay, Delle Donne, appears in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2016, from Travelers’ Tales. She’s currently working on a personal travel essay about Bali.

  1. Saturday, January 12, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • I found Katharine's teaching style empathetic and helpful. She was always about improving, no matter what level we were at. 



Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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So You Think You'd Like to Write: Let's Get Started!$145.00San Francisco

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Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

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There is a cancellation fee of 15% included in each registration. The Writing Salon will not issue a refund if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the class start time.

The Writing Salon cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

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