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Salesforce Park Poetry Series, Feb. 2nd
6:00-8:00pm PT
Talk to Me: Writing the Personal Essay with Audrey Ferber
1:00-4:00pm PT
Playing with Words & Images with Susan Ito and Leah Korican
3:00-5:00pm PT
Work-In-Progress Workshop with Lindsey Crittenden
12:00-1:00pm PT
How to Write Nonfiction Picture Books with Lisa Lerner - Section II
12:00-1:00pm PT
How to Write Nonfiction Picture Books with Lisa Lerner - Section I
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading and Meeting Feb. 17th, 2023
2:00 - 5:00pm PT
Artist Reception with Leah Korican - Normalize the Incredible
6:00-7:30pm PT
Grotto Nights with San Francisco Public Library - Virtual Event Feb. 7th
6:00-7:30pm PT
Grotto Nights with San Francisco Public Library - Virtual Event
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: March 27th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
12 noon - 1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: March 22nd, 2023 with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: March 13th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
12 noon - 1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: March 8th, 2023 with Doug Henderson
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Feb. 27th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
12 noon - 1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Feb. 21st, 2023 with Lisa Lerner
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Feb. 15th, 2023 with Maw Shein Win
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Feb. 8th, 2023 with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Feb. 1st, 2023 with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Jan. 25th, 2023 with Rita Chang-Eppig
6:00-7:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Jan 18th, 2023 with Maw Shein Win
12 noon - 1:00pm PT
Winter Write-In: Jan. 10th, 2023 with Lisa Lerner
12 noon - 1pm PT
Winter Write-In: Jan. 3rd, 2023 with Lisa Lerner
2:00-4:30pm PT
Jumpstart Your Writing for 2023 with Elizabeth Forsyth
6:00-8:00pm PT
Autofiction: Combining Memoir and Fiction with Jenny Bitner
10:00am - 12 noon PT
Flash Fiction: Little Stories with a Big Kick with Jenny Bitner
9:00-11:00am PT
How To Write A Children's Book With Lisa Lerner
4:00-5:00pm PT
Creative Writing for Kids with Lisa Lerner
10:00am-4:00pm PT
Meet Cute Meet Up: Crafting a Perfect Moment for Your Romance with Doug Henderson
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 Dec. 20th
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 Nov 29th
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. 15th
5:00-7:00pm PT
Reading and Meeting, November 18th 2022
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Audrey Ferber
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
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Sarita Sarvate
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 Lisa Lerner
11:00am-12:00pm PT
Write-In with Doug Henderson
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
8:00am-9:00am PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
3:00-4:30pm PT
Imagery Intensive with Lindsey Crittenden
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Sabina Khan-ibarra
6:00-7:00pm PT
Write-In with Audrey Ferber
12:00-1:00pm PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
10:30am-4:30pm PT
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing, with Lindsey Crittenden
8:00-9:00am PT
Write-In with Lisa Lerner
3:00-4:30pm PT
Imagery Intensive with Lindsey Crittenden
6:30-8:30pm PT
Write Short Stories Like the Masters with Jenny Bitner
5:00-7:00pm PT
Adoption, Kinship & Family: A Writing Workshop with Susan Ito
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
1:30-4:30pm PT
What We Talk About When We Talk About Stealing, with Lindsey Crittenden
10:00am-4:00pm PT
The Meet-Cute Meet Up: Crafting a Perfect Moment for Your Romance Novel with Doug Henderson
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
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
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
6:00-8:30pm PT
Start from Scratch: Write a Story in 6 Weeks with Lindsey Crittenden
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories 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
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories with Jenny Bitner
10:00am-12:00pm PT
Autofiction: Kinda True Stories 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
6:00-7:00pm PT
Book Club: Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse with Mark Wallace
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
10:00am-4:00pm PT
Flow State: A Day to Be Immersed in Writing 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
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
6:30-8:30pm PT
Intermediate Short Fiction: Refining Your Work for Submission with Rita Chang-Eppig
7:00-8:30pm PT
Write Away with Laurie Ann Doyle
5:00-7:00pm PT
Writing Family Stories with Susan Ito
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

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Winter Write-In Season Pass
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time. To learn more about the particular write-in you’re interested in, please select that session’s ‘show details’ in the details section. For questions regarding the season pass, please contact Classes@WritersGrotto.org.
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Dates:
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 - Monday, March 27th, 2023
Fee:
$
99
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Grotto Nights with San Francisco Public Library - Virtual Event Feb. 7th
Grotto Nights is a monthly series at the Library featuring The Writers Grotto members who will showcase and discuss their writing around a theme of their choice. This month features Rita Chang-Eppig, Susan Ito and Grace Loh Prasad, all writing about regional and family histories in fiction and nonfiction. The authors will discuss their work and invite the audience to participate in an activity related to the theme.
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Dates:
February 7th, 2023, 6-7:39pm PT
Fee:
$
Free
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Work-In-Progress Workshop with Lindsey Crittenden
raving a creative community? Looking for more time and structure to write? Whether you’re working on fiction or nonfiction, a short story or a memoir or something in between, this class provides a structured environment for momentum, insight, and support. No matter how much (or how little) you’ve written, you’ve got a work-in-progress. And this class will help move it along.
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Dates:
Saturdays, March 4th, 11th, 25th; April 1st, 8th, from 3:00 - 5:00pm PT
Fee:
$
375
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Meet Cute Meet Up: Crafting a Perfect Moment for Your Romance
The Meet-Cute. That magical moment when two characters collide, hearts flutter, pulses race, and sparks spark. A staple of romance novels and romantic comedies, meet-cute scenes are so much more than a cliché. When done well, the meet-cute is the fertile seed from which the entire story blossoms; but getting all the elements just right – and arranging them to converge in one meaningful event – is no easy task. This generative workshop is designed for writers who are interested in the mechanics of romance novels, are looking to improve their writing skills in general, and who enjoy reading and writing about love and relationships. Writers in this workshop will leave with a clearer sense of how to develop compelling fictional worlds, and an enhanced ability to tell stories that readers will fall in love with. We will discuss and practice common elements of craft, such as characterization, dramatic irony, and interiority. Via in-class discussion, small-group exercises, and individual free-writes, we will play around with familiar tropes, and revel in a shared love for romance. We will also learn what makes the meet-cute so necessary, and why it is so urgent that we are with these characters at this particular moment in their story. By the end of the workshop everyone will have a chance to write and share their own meet-cute scene and start a (fictional!) love affair worth pursuing. Doug Henderson is the author of The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club, and a winner of the PEN/Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. His work has appeared in the Iowa Review, Short Editions, and elsewhere. Originally from Cleveland, he received his MFA from the University of San Francisco. He lives in the Castro District with his husband and two children.
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Dates:
February 11th from 10am - 4pm PST
Fee:
$
195
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Creative Writing for Kids with Lisa Lerner
This class is for young writers who are passionate about storytelling. Students will learn how to build imaginative worlds and draw readers in from the very first line. Talking about writing is as important as writing, and thoughtful discussion will help students understand how writers make words come alive. The ideal student is a true lover of the written word --- independently creating stories -- who would like to know more about what they are doing right and how they can improve. Mini craft lessons will address students' particular needs, based on their submitted work. All work will be given a dramatic read aloud by the instructor (young writers LOVE to hear their work come to life) and then we discuss its brilliance (I can always find the gold!). Gentle suggestions help writers improve clarity, logic, grammar and formatting conventions. Sometimes, we will play writing games or write from prompts. Every session is customized to student needs, and I have a LOT of writerly tricks up my sleeves! For ages 9-12, but open to younger students who are serious about writing, know how to use Google docs, and can focus independently on Zoom.
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Dates:
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 14 from 4:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time
Fee:
$
240
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Winter Write-In: Feb. 15th, 2023 with Maw Shein Win
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Wednesday, February 15th, from 6 - 7pm with Maw Shein Win
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Winter Write-In: Feb. 8th, 2023 with Rita Chang-Eppig
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Wednesday, February 8th, from 6 - 7pm with Rita Chang-Eppig
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Winter Write-In: Feb. 21st, 2023 with Lisa Lerner
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Tuesday, February 21st, from 12 - 1pm with Lisa Lerner
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Winter Write-In: Feb. 27th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Monday, February 27th, from 6 - 7pm with Jenny Qi
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Memoir
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Winter Write-In: March 8th, 2023 with Doug Henderson
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Wednesday, March 8th, from 12 - 1pm with Doug Henderson
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Kids & Teens
Non-Fiction
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Memoir
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Winter Write-In: March 13th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Monday, March 13th, from 6 - 7pm with Jenny Qi
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Kids & Teens
Non-Fiction
Fiction
Memoir
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Winter Write-In: March 22nd, 2023 with Doug Henderson
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Wednesday, March 22nd, from 12 - 1pm with Doug Henderson
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Kids & Teens
Non-Fiction
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Memoir
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Winter Write-In: March 27th, 2023 with Jenny Qi
Take some time for your writing this winter with a series of virtual write-ins hosted by the Grotto. Led by one the Grotto’s many talented and accomplished writers, each of the sessions below provides 60 minutes of space and guidance in which to get your creative energy flowing, generate new material, bring old material up to snuff, and just make contact with the community of writers that is the Grotto, our teachers, and our students. Choose one or more of the sessions below, or purchase a season pass, and show up for generative exercises designed to help instill confidence in your writing, shift your focus and get you out of a rut, document the emotions and experience of challenging times, and more. Writing prompts, craft tips, timed exercises, accountability—you’ll encounter any or all of these as you write in community with your fellow narrative artists and learn from our writers about what has worked for them. Finish a story you’ve started or free-write your way to something new. Find inspiration and energy writing in virtual community! Write-ins are held on a variety of days and times to give our students the opportunity to choose a write-in that works best for their schedule. All class times listed are in Pacific Standard Time.
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Dates:
Monday, March 27th, from 6 - 7pm with Jenny Qi
Fee:
$
25 per session or $99 for season pass
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Reading and Meeting Feb. 17th, 2023
We have an exciting Reading and Meeting lined up for Feb 17, with Louise Nayer, Doug Henderson, Jenny Qi and Rooted and Written fellow Christl Rikka Perkins. Please mark your calendars! Please RSVP using the link below, and spread the word! We will be putting flyers in bookstores, libraries and coffee shops. Stay for happy hour and meet up with fellow Grotts and other creatives. We hope to see you there!
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Dates:
Feb. 17th, 2023, 5-7pm
Fee:
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FREE
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How to Write Nonfiction Picture Books with Lisa Lerner - Section I
The best nonfiction narratives are emotionally driven. If you can make people care, they will follow you anywhere. In this workshop, you will learn how to create nonfiction narratives that both inspire and delight today's impressionable young minds. Among other things, you'll clarify and sharpen your nonfiction premise and learn how to juice up your writing by weaving in the 6 Must Haves: memorable characters, unique voice, strong plot, deep emotion, a Big Idea, and FUN (seems obvious, but you'd be surprised).
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Dates:
Tuesdays, April 4th - 25th, from 12 - 1pm PT
Fee:
$
150
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Kids & Teens
Creativity
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How to Write Nonfiction Picture Books with Lisa Lerner - Section II
The best nonfiction narratives are emotionally driven. If you can make people care, they will follow you anywhere. In this workshop, you will learn how to create nonfiction narratives that both inspire and delight today's impressionable young minds. Among other things, you'll clarify and sharpen your nonfiction premise and learn how to juice up your writing by weaving in the 6 Must Haves: memorable characters, unique voice, strong plot, deep emotion, a Big Idea, and FUN (seems obvious, but you'd be surprised).
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Dates:
Thursdays, April 6th - 27th, from 12 - 1pm PT
Fee:
$
150
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Playing with Words & Images with Susan Ito and Leah Korican
Come play with words and images with writers and artists Susan Ito & Leah Korican and see how they can enhance each other to create even more complex and meaningful pieces. We will play with cutting paper, collage, lettering, calligraphy and old fashioned typewriters, all against the background of artist-in-residence Leah Korican’s evocative art. Bring a collection of favorite words and quotes! All materials provided.
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Dates:
Saturday, May 6th, 1:00 - 4:00pm PT
Fee:
$
70
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Talk to Me: Writing the Personal Essay with Audrey Ferber
What vexes, perplexes, and engages you? The personal essay, from the French essayer - to try - asks the writer to meditate on paper, spin out on a topic you can't get out of your mind. The form is often intimate, confessional, humorous and can accommodate a rambling structure and unconventional themes. Personal essays marry the techniques fiction, the development of voice, character, often scene and dialogue with the depth of more formal essay styles.
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Wednesdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; April 5th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm PT
Fee:
$
425
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