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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08/21 Journal to the Self® with Mary Lee Moser

INTRODUCTION TO JOURNAL TO THE SELF ® Have you wanted to begin keeping a daily journal, but are uncertain as to how to get started? Or are you a…

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08/23 Beginning the Memoir with Thomas Larson

Welcome to a one-day class with memoirist and critic, Thomas Larson, author of The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease.   In…

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08/24 How to Write and Sell Nonfiction Books with Carla Walter

Open to all ages and skill levels, participants should come to this three-hour course with a nonfiction topic they’re passionate about. Bringing a…

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08/28 Fiction Read and Critique with Jenny Lane

This a traditional Read & Critique Workshop where students will be asked to compose and present original fiction -- either complete short stories…

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08/30 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…

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08/31 Editing the Short Story with Heather Fowler

Bring three stories to this workshop and we will work on craft and editing elements for their introductory paragraphs as well as strategies to…

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08/31 How to Write a Pitch, Query and Synopsis with Jennifer Silva Redmond

“What’s your book about?” We get asked that question all the time, but most of us spend very little time figuring out how to effectively…

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09/01 Beat Your Story Into Submission with Justin Hudnall

In this very intimate workshop, a limited number of participants are each given two rounds of very detailed critique on drafts of short fiction or…

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09/04 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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09/06 So You Want To Write a Novel with T. Greenwood

Want to Begin Your Novel NOW? You Can with This One-Day Workshop!  So you’ve finally decided to write that novel you’ve been talking about for…

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