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4 classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, and 11 classes live online are available.

Drop-In Writing Workshop

SF Creative Writing Institute @ 50 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Join us in-person for a drop-in workshop on poetry, fiction or memoir.  Get expert feedback on something you’ve been struggling with, a prompt for generating new work and valuable critique in a warm, friendly environment. Suitable for writers working on  poetry, fiction and memoir.   In this self-contained writer’s workshop, we will generate short new writing for feedback based on a prompt for developing and sharing. ...

Saturday Sep 30th, 2–4:30pm Pacific Time

Intro to Fiction

SF Creative Writing Institute @ 50 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Where does your story start? How on Earth do you keep it going? What’s the difference between ending a story and just stopping it? Regardless of genre, length, or form, every story has a beginning, middle, and an ending—in no particular order. Beginning writers often start their stories in the wrong place, confuse action with plot, and then end a scene a bit too early… or too late. In five weeks, award-winning novelist, anthologist, and editor...

Saturday Oct 14th, 2:30–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Intro to Poetry

SF Creative Writing Institute @ 50 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Join us on this deep yet highly accessible dive into the world of poetry. This class will serve as an introduction to both modern AND ancient poetry, and the enduring connection of words; to include moderate writing generation and light feedback (if desired.)  Longtime poet and teacher Paul Corman-Roberts will lecture, and facilitate discussion, space and constructive feedback leading up to the development of initial works, responses and even...

Saturday Oct 7th, 11am–2pm Pacific Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

5-Day "MBA" Certificate Program

American Management Association @ 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

How you do business is changing fast. Competition is more fierce than ever. How well you can grasp and handle data, reduce risks, and manage people, processes, and new technology is being tested daily. Prepare yourself to innovate, strategize, and lead with success. In this one-of-a-kind program, you’ll explore these vital skills and behaviors, guided by leading business experts, and practice applying them in an intensive...

Monday Nov 6th, 9am–4:30pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Effective Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Develop the ability to write effective emails, persuasive memos, and proposals. Learn how to write clear sentences, organize your thoughts, and write different business documents for a variety of audiences. In Effective Business Writing, you'll learn how to write professional emails and other standard business documents that get results. First, you'll learn key strategies to write effectively. Then, you'll develop a variety of business documents...

Sunday Oct 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

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Humor Writing

Writing Pad

Do you dream of publishing a short humor piece in McSweeney’s? If so, this 5-week online humor writing class is perfect for you! Chas Gillespie (New Yorker, McSweeney’s) will help you hone your comedic voice and find the format that speaks to your strengths, whether it’s political satire, comic monologues, faux opinion pieces or hilarious lists. Through fun in-class writing exercises, engaging craft talks and rigorous sample analysis, you’ll...

Saturday Oct 21st, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Effective Business Writing

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This business writing course offers practical strategies to sharpen your writing skills from idea to final draft. The class begins by reviewing the core of effective writing—knowing your audience, organizing your thoughts, and writing strong sentences. Following that, you will explore a variety of different types of writing in a business setting. You will learn to write effective digital communication, including emails. Next, you’ll explore...

Sunday Oct 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Advanced Business Writing

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of effective business writing. Learn informative and persuasive writing techniques to reach your audience and achieve your business goals. As a manager, effective communication with your employees is essential to your success. In Advanced Business Writing, you'll learn how to deliver a wide variety of documents from policy and procedure memos to persuasive proposals that target prospective clients. By the end of Advanced Business...

Friday Dec 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Writing for TV II

The Barrow Group Acting School @ Live Online

You’ve got your story. You’ve got your characters. You’ve got the world of your show. Now all you have to is WRITE IT. Writing for TV II will guide you through the process of writing a TV pilot. It will help you navigate the dauntingly specific challenges of the form (the classic guideline requires each pilot to hit 15 specific story beats) while never losing sight of what is thrilling and unique about it. Writing for TV II will be a combination...

Monday Sep 25th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (10 sessions)


10 sessions

Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

In business, your writing counts. It’s a projection of yourself (and your company) just as much as what you wear or how you conduct yourself in a meeting. Good writing skills will enhance your image, increase your confidence, boost your productivity, and help you achieve your objectives on a daily basis. Here you will learn the basic principles of good business writing, which you can immediately put into action—on anything from simple emails...

Wednesday Oct 11th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing 101: 6 Weeks

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment...

Saturday Sep 30th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)


6 sessions

Creative Writing Workshop - All Genre

Los Angeles Writers Group

Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home. This long-standing in-person generative (est. in 2003), creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format, so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Writes of any genre and any skill level are welcome, and you can use...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

Zoetrope Fiction Writing I

Gotham Writers Workshop

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real. To pull off this feat requires a balance of craftsmanship, daring, and insight into human nature. Here you’ll learn the time-tested elements of...

Tuesday Jan 9th, 12am–11:45pm Eastern Time

 (12 sessions)


12 sessions

Personal Essay Writing Intensive

Gotham Writers Workshop @ Zoom Conference

Do you enjoy sharing your viewpoints? What do you think of, say, global warming or the latest water-cooler TV show or the forgotten value of handkerchiefs? No topic is too major or minor to warrant exploration. There are many places to air your views—magazines, newspapers, websites, blogs, books—and many forms to encapsulate them. People will be eager to hear you out…if you know how to elucidate your thoughts better than the average loudmouth...

Saturday Nov 4th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

TV Structure for Pilot Writing

Writing Pad

Note: This is primarily a lecture class with some in-class exercises but not everyone will get to share their writing for feedback due to the seminar format. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen romance set on a Montana ranch there’s a set of basic principles that will help you consistently arrive...

Saturday Oct 14th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

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