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Join us for TJPA's Salesforce Park Words & Stories Feb. 29th
Join us this Thursday for ‘Words & Stories’ - A reading series showcasing the newest literary creations penned by award-winning authors from The Writers Grotto. This month-long series of live readings will be held at Barebottle, in TJPA’s Salesforce Park, located in the Main Plaza at 425 Mission St., San Francisco. The readings will take place on Thursdays throughout February from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
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7:30-8:30pm PT
Winter Write-In with Kate Busatto
7:30-8:30pm PT
Winter Write-In with Kate Busatto
7:00-8:00pm PT
Winter Classes Virtual Open House
7:00-8:00pm PT
Spring 2024 Classes Virtual Open House
6:30-8:30pm PT
Storytelling: A Yearlong Intensive
6:00-8:30pm PT
Write Gripping Stories and Create Unforgettable Characters with Maury Zeff
6:00-8:30pm PT
Playing with Point of View: A Generative Workshop with Rachel Howard
6:00-8:00pm PT
Storytelling: A Deeper Dive: Style, Structure, and Design with Doug Henderson
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: September 20th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: November 15th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: August 16th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: June 28th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: May 17th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting and New Member Welcome: April 19th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: March 15th, 2024
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading + Meeting: February 16th, 2024: Carol Edgarian in Conversation with Bridget Quinn
5:00-7:00pm PT
Private Event: Arts Happy Hour
5:00-7:00pm PT
Private Event: Arts Happy Hour
5:00-6:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Jenny Qi
5:00-6:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Jenny Qi
5:00-6:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Doug Henderson
5:00-6:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Doug Henderson
5:00-6:00pm PT
*Postponed* The Writers Grotto Salesforce Words & Stories Series, Feb. 1st
5:00-6:00pm PT
The Writers Grotto Salesforce Words & Stories Series, Feb. 8th
5:00-6:00pm PT
The Writers Grotto Salesforce Words & Stories Series, Feb. 15th
5:00-6:00pm PT
The Writers Grotto Salesforce Words & Stories Series, Feb. 22nd
5:00-6:00pm PT
The Writers Grotto Salesforce Words & Stories Series, Feb. 29th
4:30-6:00pm PT
Members Only: January Book Club
4:00pm-5:00pm PT
First Page Feedback with Lisa Lerner
3:30-5:30pm PT
Members Only: Celebration of Books Published by The Writers Grotto Members
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
3:00-4:30 p.m. PT
Members Only: Essay/Memoir Workshop Group
2:00-3:00pm PT
Craft & Career: Investing in an MFA: Reflections from during and after the MFA experience with Lee Ann Prescott and Doug Henderson
2:00-3:00pm PT
Craft & Career: Build Immersive Worlds in Fiction and Nonfiction with Laird Harrison
2:00-3:00pm PT
Craft & Career: A Beginner's Guide to Reading and Writing the Personal Essay with Mark Wallace
1:00-4:30pm PT
Title Toolkit with T.K. Rex
12:45pm PT
Members only: Future Events/Projects Brainstorming
12:00-1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Lisa Lerner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In with Lisa Lerner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Members Only: Remote Coworking Session
1 - 3pm PT
Create Queries That Get You Noticed with Rowena Leong Singer
Member Spotlight
T.K. Rex
T. K. Rex (she/they) is a science fiction and fantasy author from the western states, whose short stories can be found in more than thirty publications, including Asimov's, Strange Horizons and Reckoning. She's a 2022 alumni of the Clarion writers workshop, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association, and a friendly acquaintance of spiders.
Featured Work
Sing, I by Ethel Rohan
Inside Half Moon Bay, a sparkling California coastal town, Ester Prynn is dulled and diminished by struggles with work, money, marriage, her senile father, a troubled teenage son, and old guilt she can’t quiet. When a masked gunman robs the convenience store where Ester works, he upends her fraught life and propels her toward passions buried, like singing; desires discovered, like a same-sex infatuation; and wrongs righted, like bringing the violent assailant to justice. But as the armed robber commits more crimes and continues to evade capture, the trauma from the holdup climbs, threatening Ester’s newfound delights and longings and forcing her to contend with her burning regrets and what-ifs. In the reckoning between Ester and these growing, molten upsets, she’s faced with enormous choices and must determine what and who can bring her to her best life. Preorders are 40% off on the publisher's website through December 15, 2023 (Code: SNOW23).
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