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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:

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07/26 How to write the GRABBER! The Art of the First Five Pages with Marni Freedman

Come learn the five key techniques that will help ensure that you are grabbing a hold of your reader's attention for those all important beginning…

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07/29 Sensitive Subjects: Handling Violence, Trauma, Abuse or Illness on the Page with Caitlin Rother

We have so much violence in our society, on the news, and in Hollywood movies, how much do readers really want in their pleasure reading? Fiction…

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08/02 Memoir Club with Marni Freedman

Come join The Memoir Club  -- and learn structure for memoir!   What is it:  A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping…

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08/03 “Thanks for Everything”: Gratitude Poetry with Emily Vizzo

Even now, when skin is not alone, it remembers being alone and thanks something larger that there are travelers, that people go places larger than…

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08/03 Creative Writing with Anne Randerson

Have you ever thought about becoming a writer? Or wondered how it feels to get published? Do you wish you had more time to write? Need a bit more…

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08/05 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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08/09 Travel Writing Across the Globe with Clayton Truscott

A practical and fun class that looks at the travel industry as a continuously changing entity with a range of interesting facets, while exploring the…

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08/10 Playwrighting 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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08/10 Voice Lessons: Into the Deep with Judy Reeves

Into the Deep – Techniques for Going Below the Surface of Your Writing Sometimes a writer skims on top of a subject. Or dog-paddles around the…

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08/16 How to Write Villains with Marni Freedman

Kick butt on the sinister side. Do you struggle making your bad guys real or credible?  Is your antagonist multi-dimensional?  These are the…

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