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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10/02 Fiction I with Rich Farrell

Ready to start your novel? Stuck on your short story collection? Just looking to kick off a spring writing project? As Alice Munro reminds us, “I…

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10/02 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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10/04 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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10/05 Playwriting with Jenny Lane

Using a balance of discussion, exercise and feedback, this 6-session course will begin with the basics of writing for the stage. But the focus of the…

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10/05 Poetry As Self Discovery with Jim Moreno

NEW DATES! This course assists the poet with moving from personal threads, to string, to chord, to rope to bridge in the writer’s inner quest of…

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10/11 Writing the Persona Poem with John Menaghan

New class! New instructor! PERSONA: An identity or role that somebody assumes. DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE: A poem or other literary work consisting of…

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10/12 Zine History and Creation with Matt Lewis

Workshop Part 1: Just a 90’s trope? Nope! Zines (pronounced “zeens”) and the art of self-publishing have been around a lot longer than Riot…

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10/18 Path to Publication: From Nano Draft to Paperback with Marivi Soliven

Explore the life cycle of a book in this class which takes you through the evolution of Marivi's award-winning novel "The Mango Bride", from its…

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10/20 Social Media Tips, Tricks, & Tools for Busy Writers with Lauren Marie Fleming

Spending so much time building your writer's platform that you don't have time to write? Let writer, blogger, and social media expert Lauren Marie…

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10/25 Poetry: Exploring Negative Space, and 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…

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