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For 25 years, The Writing Salon has used the power of writing prompts to coax out writers’ work in its raw form—work that would later become novels, personal essays, poems. Write Now! will showcase a Writing Salon teacher’s favorite paths to the source of inspiration – words, passages, photographs, activities – prompts that have propelled them past their own creative barriers and repeatedly broken open their students’ imaginations. 

The prompts might be simple, seductive, strange, or elaborate. The one thing they all have in common: they compel writers to write. Each prompt typically calls for five to fifteen minutes of timed writing, and the teacher will expertly set up the prompts so that participants will find an inviting entry point into the writing experience. In addition to ample writing time during class, participants will have opportunities to share their fresh work with the group. 

Offered on a monthly basis, this class will be led by a different teacher each meeting so that you can sample a range of The Writing Salon’s hottest prompts and most imaginative teachers. Join us to experience the magic when many writers gather together to generate new material, everyone pulsing with creativity. 


About The Writing Salon's In-Person Classes

Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about the 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 is sole proprietor of Inkflow Communications, which provides writing/editing services and marketing communications consulting to social impact organizations in the areas of youth development, sports/fitness, and DEI efforts. He has self-published Az der Papa (a YA coming-of-age novella), At the Cookout: A White Man’s Journey in Black America (memoir), and The Man Behind the Mask (collaboration with American Ninja Warrior athletes Flip Rodriguez and Noah Kaufman). David’s work is rooted in a journalism career that started at age 15 in 1979 and has included thousands of articles, op-eds, and blogs for his employers and clients.

  1. Saturday, September 14, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • This was my first class and it certainly will not be my last. It was everything I wanted in a guided writing session. I need to flex my writing muscles and get back into writing shape and this was a great first step.

    Gordon H.
  • David's class got me writing again after months of a dry spell.

    Deb E.
  • David's class involved lots of exercises to just generate a ton of writing. The class is super helpful for unclogging the pipes.

    Lauren S.


Sat, September 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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David Jacobson


San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States


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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