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6 Best Creative Writing Classes in San Francisco

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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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Your writing says a lot about you. Strong writing conveys that you are skilled and trustworthy. This practical 1-day course comes packed with in-class exercises and offers immediate feedback to help you quickly develop this crucial skill.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Business

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $1,495.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://coursehorse.com/online/classes/professional/writi...


Have you always wanted to write but are stumped by the way to tell your own story? In this remote class, by exploring different types of creative nonfiction, including personal essay, memoir and autofiction, you will find the unique way to bring your story to life.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Nonfiction

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $320.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://www.writingsalons.com/event/intro-creative-nonfic...


In this generative class, we’ll look at examples by writers who use these techniques, then engage with inventive writing exercises, freeing our own imaginations. During class sessions, we’ll explore how constraints may inspire both poetry and prose. We’ll be surprised by the ideas that spring forth—and thrilled with the original results!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Price: $205.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://www.writingsalons.com/event/free-your-creativity/

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In this online class we'll look at examples of short pieces from practitioners such as Lydia Davis and Russell Edson, and we’ll explore how to incorporate techniques like free association and juxtaposition into our work. Then we'll write, share, and write some more.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Short Story

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $205.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://www.writingsalons.com/event/short-sweet-fall-2023/

Drop-In Creative Writing Workshop

SF Creative Writing Institute


Get expert feedback on something you’ve been struggling with, a prompt for generating new work and valuable critique in a warm, friendly environment. In this self-contained writer’s workshop, we will generate short new writing for feedback based on a prompt for developing and sharing. You’ll leave having written something new and gain some new perspective.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $40.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://sfwriting.institute/events/drop-in-writing-worksh...

Drop-In Creative Writing Workshop

SF Creative Writing Institute


Get expert feedback on something you’ve been struggling with, a prompt for generating new work and valuable critique in a warm, friendly environment. In this self-contained writer’s workshop, we will generate short new writing for feedback based on a prompt for developing and sharing. You’ll leave having written something new and gain some new perspective.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: San Francisco

Categories: Fiction, Essay, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story, Book

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Price: $40.00

Start date: October, 2023

Website: https://sfwriting.institute/events/drop-in-writing-worksh...

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

The winding streets of San Francisco read like a who’s who list of famous authors: from Isabel Allende and Michael Chabon to Jack Kerouac and Dave Eggers, the City by the Bay has inspired countless writers to set their stories in it. And today, that great literary history continues in the city without missing a beat—creative writing classes in San Francisco are just around the corner.

This directory of the best writing courses in San Francisco 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 Francisco? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

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

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