Classes & Workshops

We offer classes (several sessions) and workshops (one-time-only-meetings) in many genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, screen and playwriting for all levels of writers. We also offer classes in creative writing and courses in creativity and inspiration. Our instructors are experienced writers in the genre they teach and the class size is limited to ensure personal attention and lively interaction.

Class and Workshop Registration

Participant payments will secure a spot in the class or workshop. The minimum enrollment is typically 3-4 students, and a class may be cancelled if the minimum is not met. San Diego Writers, Ink reserves the right to cancel registration if check payment has not been received by this time. Students will be notified the day before if the minimum has not been met and a class will be cancelled, modified, or rescheduled.

PLEASE NOTE: Though we do allow walk-in registrants, to help our instructors prepare and ensure classes do not get cancelled, modified, or rescheduled, please register in advance.  We evaluate registration numbers three days before a class  to begin to decide about whether to keep a scheduled class.

Participant Cancellation Policy

Participants will receive a refund (minus $10 for processing fees) if notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class or workshop.

If notice of cancellation is received within 72 hours of the start of the class or workshop, participants will receive 50% of the registration fee paid.

There will be no refunds issued for cancellations after the start of the class or workshop.

San Diego Writers, Ink Cancellation Policy

If the class or workshop is cancelled by San Diego Writers, Ink, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

San Diego Writers, Ink aims to provide a diverse range of classes and workshops and works to ensure classes and workshops are not cancelled.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops:


10/25 Poetry: Exploring Negative Space, Positive Space & More with Seretta Martin

NOTE:  If you take this class in combination with Seretta's other poetry course, Stretching Boundaries –What’s Important?, you can get $10 off…

Continue Reading


10/28 Narrative Non-Fiction with Caitlin Rother

Do you have a true story to tell but don’t know where to start? New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother will break down the craft of…

Continue Reading

small jpg November Butterfly

11/01 Writing Past Fear: Free your Butterfly workshop and reading with Tania Pryputniewicz

Workshop (2:30-3:30) followed by reading (3:30-4:30).  All welcome at reading, even if you don't attend the workshop. What story have…

Continue Reading


11/02 Freelance Writing with Clayton Truscott

What goes into the daily grind of being a working freelance writer? This practical (and fun) workshop takes you through the basics and practicalities…

Continue Reading


11/09 Building Dramatic Tension Through Dialogue with Janice Steinberg

Do your dialogue scenes just pass the time of day? Or do they expose character nuances, prickle with underlying conflicts, thrum with urgency? This…

Continue Reading


11/09 Voice Lessons: The Art of Writing Memory with Judy Reeves

Our memories are thick with the stuff that makes good stories, fictional or “true.” Whether you’re writing a memoir or a personal narrative…

Continue Reading

Revision Definition

11/15 Novel V: Revising Your Novel with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing your novel — what next? What do published novelists do between that raw first draft and the final manuscript to make…

Continue Reading


11/15 Poetry: Stretching Boundaries–What’s Important? with Seretta Martin

NOTE:  If you take this class in combination with Seretta's other poetry course, 10/25 Exploring Negative Space, and Positive Space & More, you…

Continue Reading


12/06 Holistic Writing with Jennifer Hollie Bowles

Looking for a different type of course that doesn't put your creative writing voice in a box? In this workshop, we'll explore creative writing…

Continue Reading


12/07 Breaking into Travel Writing with Maggie Espinosa

Travel the world and get paid!  Turn your writing skills into a travel career. Travel Journalist, Maggie Espinosa, will show you how to sell your…

Continue Reading

conflict-drinking-acting-play public domain image

12/07 Characters: Making Them Memorable with Lisa Kessler 

We'll talk about what makes a character pop off the page, and what makes a reader remember them. We'll analyze some well known fictional characters…

Continue Reading

computer public domain

12/13 Build Your Facebook Business Page From Scratch with Barbra Drizin

Invite your non-writer friends to come too! Today, it’s not a choice…it’s a necessity for an author to have a web presence via social media…

Continue Reading

Making Notes from Book

12/14 Short Story with Libby Flores

Short short stories (less than twenty-five hundred words) have the power to arrest the attention of a reader in a finite space. What can a writer…

Continue Reading


12/14 Voice Lessons: Sentences and Other Structures with Judy Reeves

In prose, the purpose of the sentence is to lead the reader to the next sentence. But more than that: The sentence carries the rhythm, the tone, the…

Continue Reading