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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

San Diego Writers, Ink will not accept any walk-ins for classes and workshops. All participants must register before the class or workshop. Registration will close 24 hours before the start of the class or workshop.

Participant payments will secure a spot in the class or workshop. All check payments must be received 72 hours before the start of the class or workshop. San Diego Writers, Ink reserves the right to cancel registration if the check payment has not been received by this time.

San Diego Writers, Ink will only accept online payments between 72 and 24 hours of the start of the class or workshop.

PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and ensure the class does not get cancelled or shifted to another date and time.  We evaluate registration numbers between 7 and 3 days before a class start to decide about whether to keep or reschedule it.  By registering 7 days or more in advance, you help us help our participants and instructors in many ways.

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:


04/19 Intermediate Novel Writing with T. Greenwood

In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Novel I about the key components of novel writing. The focus of this workshop…

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04/19 Screenwriting Craft with Marni Freedman

Come Learn the Craft Of Screenwriting with Marni! Have you ever dreamed of taking your work to the big screen? This fun and interactive workshop…

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04/24 Poetry: Nuts and Bolts with Ron Salisbury and Anna Dimartino

We’ll discuss what makes a poem, look at different types of poetry (formal poetry versus free verse, narrative, and dramatic dialogue poetry…

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04/26 Mindfulness, Writing, and Growth: Enhancing Creativity, Intimacy, and Self Esteem for Women with Lara Eisenberg

New SDWI instructor! Mindfulness, Writing and Growth is open to all people regardless of their writing experience. You will learn mindfulness…

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04/27 Voice Lessons: Place as Character with Judy Reeves

Place can have a role in fiction and nonfiction as memorable as any of the characters who populate the story. Think of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha,…

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04/29 Successful Grant Writing and Development with Hess and Fitzmorris

If you’re looking to support your non-profit organization and have heard that there is funding out there, this workshop will help you understand…

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05/01 Support Group for Writers and Artists with Jill G. Hall

In these monthly sessions share a newly finished or in progress poem, painting, dance, audition piece or even a blog post. Receive encouraging…

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05/03 Writing for the Young Adult with Laura Preble

Learn all about this exciting genre with an experienced YA writer! Writing for the young adult audience is a bit like wrestling a tiger:…

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05/04 Bootcamp for Writers with Rich Farrell

Serious about your writing? Get it in shape! Tired of being told, “I really liked this character”?  Sick to death of, “I loved the…

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05/10 Playwriting Techniques with Tim West

Work with recognized actor- playwright Tim West to energize and enliven your writing with dramatic techniques gleaned from writing for the…

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