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:

2017-10/18 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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2017-10/18 The Art of the Personal Essay with Molly Larson Cook

Learn to compose thought-provoking and publishable personal essays about topics that interest you from today’s news to your favorite places in…

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2017-10/21 Make Your Book Talk with Tamara Merrill

NEW DATE/TIME. Well written dialogue will make your characters come alive. It will move your story forward, advancing your plot in a natural flow.…

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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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2017-10/23 Before the Voice is Lost with Stacy Dyson

Before the Voice is Lost creates a record (audio and visual) of the life and times of San Diego’s 60+ crowd. This project will culminate in an…

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2017-10/23 Memoir Showcase Performance at North Coast Rep

What is the Memoir Showcase?    2017 Theme:  Where I Come From Join us:  for a night of rich, dramatic & funny stories filled with…

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2017-10/24 From Word to Kindle Direct Publishing with Daniel Primbs

Amazon is the world’s largest e-book retailer. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) allows you to publish an e-book by uploading a Word…

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2017-10/29 Tarot for Writers with Lisa Kessler

Stuck? Need a new creative tool to get your writing going again? Tarot can help! During this class we'll look at different card spreads, questions to…

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2017-10/29 Time in Memoir—A Chronology of Its Own with Judy Reeves

Not every memoir is told in chronological order. In fact, most memoirs move both forward and backward in time, slip-sliding from past to present and…

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2017-10/30 Plan Your November: Write Your Novel in 30 Days in NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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2017-11/05 Comeback Story POWER: Discover Your Own Hero’s Journey with Sandra Millers Younger

Explore your personal history and discover your Comeback Story—a succinct, powerful and polished version of your very own "hero's journey! This is…

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2017-11/05 Humor Writing with David Coddon

Humor writing is among the trickiest techniques in all of fiction, regardless of form (novel, short story, sudden fiction, et. al.) It requires not…

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2017-11/06 Off to a Good Start: Techniques for Starting NaNoWriMo Off With a Bang with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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2017-11/13 Keep It Going: How to Deal With the Difficult Middle During NaNoWriMo with Kim Keeline

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has become a tradition for many writers who enjoy the energy of being part of writing community which forms…

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2017-11/17 Late Night Write with Kristen Fogle

Free to members! $5 for nonmembers. Bring food and drink to share! We’ll provide some wine and munchies too. It’s a time to write while…

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2017-11/19 Tennis Without a Net: What Creates Unity and Coherence in Free Verse Poetry? with Pamela Garvey

Linear? Associative? Beginnings? Endings? How many ways can a poem be organized? What creates coherence and unity? What lines hook a reader? How do…

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2017-11/27 Using Scrivener Software to Write with Kim Keeline

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

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2017-12/02 How to Create a Podcast with Adam Greenfield

NEW DATE! Making the best podcast you can make takes time and preparation. The goal of this two-session class is to give you the tools and…

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2017-12/06 Amherst Writers and Artists Workshop 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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2017-12/09 End of Year Memoir Bootcamp with Marni Freedman

Want to: 1) Get some quality time to write your memoir? 2) Receive some constructive feedback? 3) Share your work in a supportive setting? 4)…

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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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2018-01/08 The Craft of Short Stories with Cornelia Feye

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, 1984 With the help of famous first sentences and…

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2018-01/11 FireScribe: Her Warrior Soul with Stacy Dyson

FireScribe is not for the faint of heart. These are sessions for women who know (or need to know) how to tell truth–their truth–from the depths,…

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2018-01/16 Writing for Children with Marcie Colleen

Ever think you might want to write for children but don’t know where to start? Whether you desire to write a quiet bedtime story like Goodnight,…

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2018-01/20 Goal Setting for Creatives with Jill G. Hall

Is it time to start submitting poems for publication, carve out more time for writing or maybe even get cast in a musical? In this quick workshop…

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2nd Saturdays: Poetry Draft, Craft, Submit! with Tania Pryputniewicz

Are you ready to stop hiding? Ready to get your work out there? In this class, in addition to monthly craft lessons and themed prompts, you’ll be…

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Weekly Speak, Memory: A Writing and Support Group for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Contact Judy to be considered for this class (see info below). This small, ongoing group invites memoirists to come together for writing and…

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Weekly Sun (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society II with Anna DiMartino

Join us on Sundays from 3-5pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet's Society II, led by Anna DiMartino. We will have a lively discussion on a…

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Weekly Tuesdays: Stories That Want to be Told Read-and-Critique for Memoirists with Judy Reeves

Read and critique is a way – possibly the only way—for writers to hear how their writing sounds to others. This is how we discover what is…

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