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8 Best Creative Writing Classes in San Diego

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Clarion is an intensive six-week summer program focused on fundamentals particular to the writing of science fiction and fantasy short stories. It is considered a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Instructors are among the most respected writers and editors working in the field today.

Prerequisites: Application fee, application, and two short stories.

Location: San Diego

Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Level: Intermediate

Class size: 18

Price: $5,150.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: http://clarion.ucsd.edu/


The Professional Certificate in Creative Writing is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to write in a variety of creative writing genres. You will learn core creative writing skills and choose from a selection of electives.

Prerequisites: You must take several courses within program to qualify for certificate.

Location: San Diego

Categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenplay, Short Story, Poetry

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $3,510.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://extendedstudies.ucsd.edu/courses-and-programs/cre...

How to Get Published

San Diego Writing Workshop


This is a special one-day “How to Get Published” writing workshop on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown. In other words, it’s one day full of classes and advice designed to give you the best instruction concerning how to get your writing & books published.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Publishing

Level: Any

Course length: 1 day (Full day)

Class size: 200

Price: $199.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://sandiegowritingworkshop.com/2022/12/19/the-2023-s...

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Writing the Travel Narrative

San Diego Writers


What’s the first story you want to tell your friends after returning from your trip? That’s the story you must write, your travel narrative. With travel writer Lenore Greiner, you’ll explore the meaning of your travel experiences. and how to transform your factual stories into artful travel narratives as essays, short, personal tales or even a full-length travel memoir.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Travel

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $36.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.sandiegowriters.org/2023-02-25-in-person-writ...


In this series of workshops, we’ll explore many and varied aspects of the craft of writing and how using different techniques and approaches can make your writing more vivid, expressive, and lively. Each workshop will include examples from noted writers, in-class exercises, lively dialogue exchanges and an opportunity to work with other writers in a supportive, friendly community.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $36.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://www.sandiegowriters.org/2023-01-11-in-person-six-...

Exploring POV Via Prompts

San Diego Writers


Establishing a clear point of view is important because it determines how your reader accesses information. POV also influences how your reader feels about the characters, events, and lessons within the story. In this two-hour session, we will experiment with timed POV-themed prompts to motivate creativity and further develop your story (if you have one started). Beginners welcome!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $36.00

Start date: February, 2023

Website: https://www.sandiegowriters.org/2023-02-02-in-person-expl...

Break into Travel Writing

San Diego Writers


The world is opening up again, and now’s the best time to dust off your travel journals and memories and learn about travel writing. Have you crossed the country on a motorcycle? Explored Tuscany as a wine expert? Have a great travel memoir to write? Award-winning travel writer/author, Lenore Greiner, will help you develop your area of expertise & choose your travel writing niche.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Travel

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $36.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://www.sandiegowriters.org/2023-01-21-in-person-brea...

Author Platform

San Diego Writers


Author platform is about visibility and growing an audience for your writing. Did you know social media is only a small portion of the platform pie? In this workshop other platform misunderstandings will be dispelled while learning about the other components.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Diego

Categories: Nonfiction

Level: Any

Course length: 1 session (2 hours)

Class size: Unlimited

Price: $36.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://www.sandiegowriters.org/2023-02-25-in-person-auth...

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in San Diego

Then you’re in the right place. Unfairly overshadowed as the “younger sibling” of San Francisco, San Diego nevertheless guards a flourishing literary scene. Anyone would do well to take a creative writing class in San Diego.

This directory of the best writing courses in San Diego is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in San Diego? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in San Diego for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!

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