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Reading and Meeting Nov. 18th
Join the Writers Grotto for a special Reading and Meeting on Friday, November 18th, from 5-7pm at 1663 Mission St. Writers Grotto members featured include Kathy Seligman, Sabina Khan-Ibarra, Christopher Cook, Louise Nayer, and Dominic Lim, with Ethel Rohan MCing the event. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
Upcoming Classes & Events
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7:00-8:30pm PT
Write Away with Laurie Ann Doyle
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:00pm PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with A Big Kick, with Jenny Bitner
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:30pm PT
Cyborgs, Witches, and the Apocalypse: Writing a Genre Hybrid with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Audrey Ferber
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Sabina Khan-ibarra
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Audrey Ferber
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading and Meeting, November 18th 2022
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Nov. 15th
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Nov. 22nd
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Nov 29th
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Dec. 13th
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Dec. 20th
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Dec. 27th
4:00-5:00pm PT
Drop In College Help with Lisa Lerner Jan. 3rd
3:00-4:30pm PT
Imagery Intensive with Lindsey Crittenden
3:00-4:30pm PT
Imagery Intensive with Lindsey Crittenden
2:00-4:00pm PT
DIY Author Events with Elizabeth Forsyth
1:30-4:30pm PT
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing, with Lindsey Crittenden
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Sarita Sarvate
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Sarita Sarvate
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Sarita Sarvate
11:00am-12:00pm PT
Write-In with Doug Henderson
10:30am-4:30pm PT
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing, with Lindsey Crittenden
10:00am-4:00pm PT
Writing Day: Inspire, Create, Share with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-4:00pm PT
Flow State: A Day to Be Immersed in Writing with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-4:00pm PT
The Meet-Cute Meet Up: Crafting a Perfect Moment for Your Romance Novel with Doug Henderson
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
8:00am-9:00am PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
8:00-9:00am PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
Member Spotlight
Lindsey Crittenden
Lindsey Crittenden is the author of The View From Below: Stories and The Water Will Hold You, a memoir. Her fiction has won national awards and appeared in Cimarron Review, Mississippi Review, Glimmer Train, Bellingham Review, Quarterly West, and elsewhere. Articles and personal essays have appeared in publications such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, Best American Spiritual Writing, Real Simple, and Image. Lindsey teaches memoir and fiction writing at the Writers Grotto and privately. lindseycrittenden.com
Featured Work
Episode 142: Dallas Woodburn’s ‘Best Week’
Novelist Dallas Woodburn joins us on the GrottoPod this week to read from her recent book, The Best Week that Never Happened, described as a “captivating, poignant story is perfect for teens on the brink of discovering who they are and what really matters.” Woodburn is a former Steinbeck fellow in creative writing and the author of two earlier books of short fiction, Woman, Running Late, in a Dress and 3 a.m. She is also the host of the popular book-lovers podcast “Overflowing Bookshelves,” and founder of the organization Write On! Books.
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