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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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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 1 ticket 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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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 5 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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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 3 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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All Writers Welcome!

Sun, March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
Free 20 spots left

The Writing Salon Monthly Meetup is designed to provide an intentional and facilitated space to help you keep a finger on your own creative pulse. At the same time, you'll have the opportunity to engage with a community of other like-minded writers

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Creative Writing Boot Camp

Sat, April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 12 tickets left

Don’t have the time to commit to a multi-week class but want to develop essential creative writing skills in one inspiring and productive session? This is the class for you. This one-day intensive boot camp will help you sharpen your writing skills in a fun and encouraging environment

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

Sun, April 7 @ 10:30 am - Sun, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets 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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Your Story, Your Life: Intro to Memoir & Personal Essays

Mon, April 8 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, May 6 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 6 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, April 9 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, May 7 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 8 tickets left

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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Intro to the Lyric Essay: Unwrapping the Form

Wed, April 10 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, May 8 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 12 tickets left

In this 5-week class, we'll immerse ourselves in this exciting form of creative nonfiction. We'll read a variety of pieces that fall into this category, looking at how the authors take risks that surprise and move us

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Make It New: Poetry Revision Workshop

Thu, April 11 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, May 9 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 12 tickets left

“Revising gives us an opportunity to see our work in a new light,” says instructor Brian Tierney. “Sometimes you take a poem off its tracks and discover a whole different route; sometimes you need to fix the wheel, or the engine, or the headlight

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Start ‘Write’ Now!

Sat, April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 14 tickets left

“Writers write, simple as that," says instructor Kevin Dublin. "In this one-day workshop, my goal is for you to tap into the writing mind, to fill it up with your stories, your words

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Memoir Master Class

Sun, April 14 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, June 23 @ 5:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$420 11 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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Screenwriting Boot Camp

Sat, April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 13 tickets left

“The best way to learn anything is to DO it,” says instructor Kate Montgomery. “In this daylong boot camp, you’ll get the chance to throw yourself into the mix, to pick up screenwriting basics and apply them right away

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Flash Memoir

Sat, April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

“Since brevity is the soul of wit,” join us for a day of reading and writing flash memoir. A close cousin to flash fiction, this genre zeroes in on brief-but-significant moments from our real lives and requires lean, precise language

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On Point: Crafting a Short-Form Point of View Piece

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

“What drives many of us to write is the simple human need to express ourselves,” says instructor David Jacobson. “There may be no better way to meet that need than by presenting a point of view

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Sudden Stories: Five Weeks of Flash

Sat, May 11 @ 10:30 am - Sat, June 15 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

How short can a story be? Consider Ernest Hemingway’s six-word classic: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." A tale told quickly can offer untold riches, which swell inside a reader long after the telling

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Intro to Creative Writing

Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, June 15 @ 4:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 12 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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Navigating Point of View: 5 Weeks of “Moving in Close” on 3rd Person-Close

Sun, May 12 @ 10:30 am - Sun, June 16 @ 1:00 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 13 tickets left

One of the first decisions we must make as we begin a new story is about what point of view (POV) we will narrate from. Do we want the intimacy (and restrictions) of 1st person? The perceived credibility (and distance) of 3rd person? Or the flexibility (and navigation issues) of 3rd person-close

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The Writer’s Toolkit: Strategies for Better Creative Writing in Any Genre

Tue, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, June 11 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

Heather says, "Each week in this five-week class, we will cover one area of craft, such as imagery or tension, focusing on practical strategies—we might even call them tricks—to bring our stories, reflections, and worlds to life

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Fiction Workshop: Enrich Your Drafts

Wed, May 15 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, June 12 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 13 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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Fearless Poetry Workshop

Thu, May 16 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, June 13 @ 9:30 pm
San Francisco, 2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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$295 13 tickets left

Now celebrating its 15th year at The Writing Salon, this workshop draws people who want to jumpstart their poetry practice and to keep the engine oiled. You’ll do plenty of writing and reading, and we’ll have lively discussions about both the craft and the process(es) of poetry

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