Your Story, Your Life: Memoir & Personal Essays

Mon, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, September 9 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$475 1 ticket left

“By writing memoir and personal essays, we give form to our histories and make something of meaning and beauty that is uniquely ours,” says instructor Katharine Harer. "I love this genre because you can be yourself, complete with your idiosyncrasies, strong opinions, flashes of wisdom and crazy moments

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Write That Novel!

Mon, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, August 5 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

Writing a novel can be a lonely business. It can also be pretty overwhelming when you’re doing it without input or support. If you want to start a novel or you’ve got a novel in progress, this class is designed to help

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, July 9 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, September 3 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 Sold out

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Nomad with a Notebook: Introduction to Travel Writing

Tue, July 9 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, August 6 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 4 tickets left

Whether you’ve just returned from Paris or Sacramento or you’re dreaming of a trip, this class will help you transform your observations into vivid and lasting images. Katharine will provide tips on how to carefully observe and record your impressions of new places and cultures

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Getting Your Toes Wet: An Introduction to Memoir Writing

Wed, July 10 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, August 7 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

Do you feel you have a story inside you, but you’re a little leery of getting thrown in the deep end? In this class, you’ll gently wade into the vast sea of memories and experiences you’ve been carrying around for your whole life

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Raw Writing: Generating New Material

Wed, July 10 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, August 7 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 3 tickets left

“Often we have to make nonsense before we make sense,” says instructor Heather June Gibbons. “When we allow ourselves to not know, to play and romp and even run amok, to release instead of control, to write fast and get messy, not only do we have fun and surprise ourselves, we find our true material

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Step-by-Step to Story: A Generative Short Story Workshop

Thu, July 11 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, August 8 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 5 tickets left

“Anne Lamott may have coined the phrase ‘Bird by Bird,’ but I like to think of writing stories as similar to building a house,” says instructor Rob Williams. “You don’t build it in a day, you build it Brick by Brick

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Embracing the Hush Hour: Deepen Your Poetry Practice

Fri, July 12 @ 6:00 pm - Fri, October 18 @ 8:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$360 7 tickets left

The goal of this intimate 8-session class is for each person to finish a handful of new poems for potential publication. We’ll be drafting or revising a poem in between each class meeting; plan to complete 4-8 new works by the end of the class in October. Along the way we’ll share constructive feedback

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Daily Write Round Robin

Sun, July 14 - Sun, August 25
Online, Online
$195 19 tickets left

Jane Underwood had a unique vision when she developed the Round Robin class. By combining several elements—partnering, repetition, practice, feedback, and dedication—she created not just a writing course, but an actual community, one that has continued and grown for over a decade

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Creative Writing 101

Sun, July 14 @ 10:30 am - Sun, July 28 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$165 2 tickets left

“Have you wanted to test the waters of creative writing but don’t know where to begin, or how?" asks instructor Kathy Garlick. “Have you waded into those waters before, but it’s been a while?” In this class, you will be guided surely and safely into the writing experience

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