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Let’s Begin Here: Approaching Craft in Fiction Through Character, Dialogue & Scene

Sun, January 13 @ 10:30 am - Sun, February 17 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 1 ticket left

In order to write, one must read constantly, observe the world well, and take seriously the craft of writing. During this five-week course, we will focus on the last of these, the craft of writing

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Memoir Master Class

Sun, January 13 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, March 24 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$420 6 tickets left

The focus of the workshop is to encourage and guide experienced writers in creating, revising, and potentially publishing short, stand-alone works of memoir

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Your Story, Your Life: Memoir & Personal Essays

Mon, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, March 11 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$475 4 tickets 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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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Tue, January 15 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, February 12 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 Sold out

In this class, you'll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you'll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story

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Writing Through Transitions

Wed, January 16 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, February 13 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 6 tickets left

This five-week workshop will guide you through the intricacies of change, whether you want to explore a story from your past, such as a coming of age moment, or focus on something from your present, perhaps a career change, retirement or relocation, divorce or breakup, or aging

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Limitation as Inspiration: A Generative Poetry Writing Class

Thu, January 17 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, February 14 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 7 tickets left

"Poets in every stage of their career, and often on a regular basis, struggle with where and how to start a poem,” says instructor Brian Tierney. “I’ve found that creating boundaries for the writing process is a good way to spark inspiration and creativity

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Shifting the Burden: Writing Compelling Beginnings

Sat, January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 6 tickets left

What is it that “shifts the burden” and makes readers feel that they want to spend time inside a writer’s world? In this one-day class, we will focus on first lines and first paragraphs: what they should do versus what creates confusion and keeps the burden on the reader

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Hip-Hop Poetry: A Generative Writing Workshop

Sat, February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

You can come to this class being able to rap along to Nicki Minaj’s whole catalogue, have never heard a rap song in your life, or anything in-between. In this one-day class, we will go on a journey to create and share our own hip-hop poems.

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Embracing the Hush Hour: Deepen Your Poetry Practice

Fri, February 8 @ 6:00 pm - Fri, May 17 @ 8:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$360 4 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 May. Along the way we’ll share constructive feedback

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Write What You Don’t Know: A Fiction Workshop to Stretch Your Imagination

Sat, February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

Write what you know? Instructor Steve Mitchel asks, “Where’s the fun in that?" In this one-day workshop, you’ll practice writing what you don’t know

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Intro to Creative Writing

Sat, February 16 @ 10:30 am - Sat, March 16 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 10 tickets left

“Each of us has a story to tell, but finding the words and voice for that story is an art and craft specific to each individual,” says instructor Kathy Garlick. “This class is designed for writers who may be uncovering and sharing that story for the first time

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Memoir Writing: Mine & Refine Your Memories

Sat, February 16 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, March 23 @ 4:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 12 tickets left

In this class we’ll focus on finding and shaping evocative stories from our own lives, stories that build from our specific and unique life events and move toward resonant, universal themes

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Writing a Story Kids Want to Read: Creating the Juvenile Novel

Tue, February 19 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, March 19 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$325 12 tickets left

“Writing fiction for young people means first understanding what makes a strong story,” says instructor Maxine Rose Schur. “If you have an idea for a story or have already begun writing one, this is the class for you

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Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

Wed, February 20 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, March 20 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 12 tickets left

You’ve spent hours alone wrestling with your fiction and now you’re craving some constructive, insightful feedback from a supportive group of fellow writers. It’s time to dip your toe into the workshop

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Secondary Characters: Adding Depth, Conflict & Surprise to Scenes

Sun, February 24 @ 10:30 am - Sun, March 24 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets left

In this class, we will talk about ways to build more interesting secondary characters, study common relationship types, and do exercises aimed at creating more dynamic interactions between characters by thinking from the perspective of the secondary character

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