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:

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12/04 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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12/04 Snapshots: Captured Memories with Judy Reeves

A photograph is a moment captured in time, an instant of reality recorded in less than a heartbeat. Yet within this frozen instant, histories are…

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12/05 Successful Book Signings with Laurie Gibson

RESCHEDULED!  Do you dream of reading from your latest work at the local bookstore while surrounded by friends, family, and fans of your writing?…

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12/07 Amherst Writers & Artists Workshop: Words from the Heart (writing prompts!) with Ann Bancroft

This is a workshop using the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method designed to strengthen writers’ voices on the page, to stimulate…

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12/11 Healing the Inner Maiden: a Sacred Initiation into Womanhood with Lara Eisenberg

NEW DATE! For centuries, women have felt disregarded and devalued in regards to their bodies, needs and cycles of life.  Many traditional…

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12/13 Full Moon Manifestation (Cold Moon) with Lydia Lea Real

Join us once (or monthly) to assist in clarifying your creative goals and visualizing your artistic abundance! The Full Moon is known to be a…

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12/15 Book Publishing 1-2-3 with Laurie Gibson

NEW DATE! Sprinkled with stories and insider tips (for example, how to connect with literary agents), this program is designed to both empower and…

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12/20 Winter Solstice Writing Retreat with Judy Reeves

As the longest night of the year approaches, we’ll gather in the evocative atmosphere of Inspirations Gallery where we’ll light our Solstice…

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2017-01/07 Beginnings & Endings with Judy Reeves

Some see life as circular with its many beginnings and endings flowing into one another like streams to rivers and rivers to seas. Others imagine a…

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2017-01/07 Novel I with T. Greenwood

Learn the basics of novel writing in five weeks from T. Greenwood! If you have always wanted to write a novel but didn’t know where to start,…

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2017-01/08 Artist’s Way with Kristen Fogle and Lydia Real

Have you been trying to muster up the energy to complete your creative project for a while now? Are you recently retired, perhaps, and looking to get…

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2017-01/08 Improv for Writers with Finest City Improv’s Jesse Suphan

This class dedicated to providing students with a fun, supportive, and challenging environment to explore and foster their creativity! Through…

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2017-01/09 Fiction Workshop: Crafting, Pitching, Selling, and Promoting Your Fiction with George Galdorisi

This workshop will focus on the challenges - and opportunities - regarding getting your novel accepted by a mainstream publishing house. While the…

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2017-01/10 Brainstorming: Break Through the Barriers and Get Moving on Your Project with Kim Keeline

This workshop will be hands-on writing time using some different tools, which will work for writers of fiction and nonfiction alike. They are all…

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2017-01/10 Creative Writing with David Coddon

You’ll be writing both in class and at home, then receiving supportive, constructive feedback from your instructor and your fellow writers. At…

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2017-01/11 Speak, Memory: A Writing and Support Group for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

This small, ongoing group invites memoirists to come together for writing and support as we work through our drafts. During our weekly sessions…

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2017-01/14 Kickstart Your Writing with These Seven Practices with Barbara Davenport

The new year's a great time to recommit to your writing and energize your work. In this three hour workshop you’ll learn  seven practices that…

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2017-01/15 Discovering Your Authentic Creative Self Through Journal Writing with Mary Lee Moser

Journal writing can be liberating, enjoyable, energizing, and therapeutic. Kathleen Adams, founder of The Center for Journal Therapy, says it best:…

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2017-01/15 Make Writing and Selling Your Book a Reality with Self Publishing with Maggie Espinosa

Gone are the days of sending your book manuscript to myriad editors in hopes of getting published. In the 21st century actualizing your tome is…

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2017-01/17 Scrivener with Kim Keeline

Scrivener is writing software (for Mac or PC) which helps keep you organized and on track. Switch between outline/writing/photos/research and keep…

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2017-01/23 Writing for Children with Marcie Colleen

Writing for Children Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime…

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2017-02/11 Memoir I: Intro to Memoir Writing with Marni Freedman

Learn the basics of memoir writing in six weeks with Marni Freedman. If you have always wanted to write a memoir but didn’t know where to start,…

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2017-02/12 Write Out of Darkness: Journaling From the Whole Self with Mary Lee Moser

Would you like to deepen your journal writing practice? Even for longtime journal writers, it can be tempting to fall into “journaling ruts”—…

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2017-02/26 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…

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2017-03/04 Novel II: Intermediate Fiction with T. Greenwood

In this 6-week workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Novel I about the key components of novel writing. The focus of this…

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2017-04/08 Memoir II: Plot with Marni Freedman

In this workshop, students will expand upon what they have learned in Memoir I about the basics of memoir writing. The focus on this workshop will be…

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2017-04/29 Novel III: Characterization with T. Greenwood

When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their…

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2017-06/03 Memoir III: Character, Dialogue, and Scene with Marni Freedman

  In this workshop, participants will deepen their character work and learn how to craft a compelling memoir scene complete with description,…

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2017-06/04 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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2017-08/19 Novel IV: Plot & Structure with T. Greenwood

Novel IV: Plot & Structure: While your characters are the beating heart of your novel, your plot is its bones. Whether you are an outliner or…

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2017-09/02 Memoir IV: Voice, Transitions, Symbolism with Marni Freedman

Agents often share that what makes a memoir stand out in the marketplace is a strong author’s voice. In this workshop we will uncover the soul of…

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2017-10/14 Memoir V: Revising, Editing, Publishing with Marni Freedman

In this workshop students will learn the art of editing their memoir including identifying what and where to cut to streamline the plot. Students…

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2017-10/21 Novel V: Revising the 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…

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2017-12/10 Query Letter: The Writing and Submitting Process with T. Greenwood

So you’ve finished writing (and revising) your novel — what next? In this one day workshop, participants will learn about how to craft the…

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