Narrative Workshops for January, March, and May, San Francisco

This looks great for you Bay Area writerly types. Script submission is required. I'm not sure of the cost so check the website if you're interested.


for January, March, and May

4-Day Intensive Workshop for Short Story Writers,
              Novelists, and Authors of Creative Nonfiction


The class will meet every day for four days, with a morning workshop and an afternoon seminar focused on craft. For the seminar, there will be reading assignments and study of works by well-known writers. Each participant will have one manuscript workshopped in class and a second manuscript reviewed for an individual conference with Tom. We will study storytelling and the formal elements of fiction, including voice, point of view, characterization, imagery, plot, and theme. Attention will also be given to scene building, sentence making, and the dramatic movement of descriptive writing.

Enrollment limited to 12 participants.

January 19 — 22, 2012
March 1 — 4, 2012
May 3 — 6, 2012

Application deadlines:
For January — October 31, 2011
For March — November 30, 2011
For May — January 13, 2012

To apply or receive more information:

  • Please send an email to Workshops.
  • Or, call 415-346-4477 and leave a message.


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