News from The Grotto

Join Rita Chang-Eppig, Susan Ito, and Grace Loh Prasad for Grotto Nights at the Library!
2/5/2023
Grotto Nights is a monthly virtual series with the San Francisco Public 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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Salesforce Park Poetry Series Announced!
1/30/2023
Join us on Thursdays throughout February at Salesforce Park for an evening of poetry! This event is free and open to the public. Our first event is on Feb. 2nd at 5pm and features Aditi Malhotra, Heather Bourbea, and Christopher Cook, curated by JD Beltran.
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Reading and Meeting Announced for Feb. 17th
1/24/2023
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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Leah Korican
Artist Reception by Leah Korican - Jan. 29th, 2023
1/15/2023
On January 29th there will be an artist's reception from 2-5pm with an artist's talk and reading at 3:30. Leah is also a writer and memoirist. We have a new artist-in-residence at the Grotto, Leah Korican, and her work is now displayed throughout the 6th floor as well as the Mezzanine. Please come to the Grotto to check it out, and especially to our artists’ reception on Sunday, January 29th! The title of her exhibit at the Grotto is “Normalize the Incredible.” In addition to the art opening, Leah will be collaborating with Write-Ins and other forms of ekphrastic (art inspired) writing, and hands-on art carving workshop.
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Grotto Nights with San Francisco Public Library Jan. 3rd, 2023
12/30/2023
Grotto Nights is a new 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 Lee Kravetz author of The Last Confessions of Sylvia P. and Jenny Bitner author of Here Is A Game We Could Play in conversation about mental health in fiction. The authors will discuss their work and invite the audience to participate in an activity related to the theme.
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Winter Class Catalog Launched!
12/15/2022
The Writers Grotto winter class catalog is now launched! Check out our newsletter to see upcoming classes and write-ins, including our new season pass for write-ins!
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December Newsletter
12/1/2022
December newsletter: updates, events, and upcoming classes
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November Classes Newsletter
11/15/2022
Drop-in college essay help, imagery intensive, and write-ins.
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Welcome to Our New Website!
11/9/2022
Welcome to our new website!
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Help support The Writers Grotto this Giving Tuesday
11/29/2022
Support The Writers Grotto this Giving Tuesday!
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November 1st, 2022 Newsletter
11/1/2022
Click the link to check out November 1st newsletter!
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Reading and Meeting Nov. 18th
11/8/2022
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.
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Art by Leah Korican and Simo Neri now featured in our mezzanine!
8/26/2022
The Writers Grotto is pleased to feature work by artists Leah Korican and Simo Neri in our mezzanine space. To learn more about their art, please visit www.leahkorican.com and simoneri.com
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Check out our August classes news!
8/16/2022
World-building and write-ins - sign up for your August class now! Plus our fall lineup of classes & write-ins and scholarship opportunity!
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