San Francisco Advanced Workshop (Jacobson) – Spring 2021

Full course name:

San Francisco Advanced Workshop in Fiction and Poetry

Taught by:

Kathie Jacobson


Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021, 6:30 - 9:00pm PST


8 Tuesdays


This class is only open to students who have completed The Writers Studio San Francisco Intermediate Workshop and by permission of the teacher.

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Students will attend San Francisco writing classes at their scheduled times via video chat (with or without cameras enabled) or by calling in to the live chat with your phone. Your exercises will be shared electronically, and the format of the live class will be the same as when you attend class in person, with students and teachers responding to your work and discussing the next week’s exercise.

The technology for attending class remotely is extremely easy to use. Your teacher will send you links and will provide support as needed. We hope you will continue to write and stay connected to our community during this time.

The goal of this class is to help students use a full range of technique to gain greater emotional freedom and depth in their work. They learn to create and sustain an effective artistic distance. We explore this subtle but powerful idea further in The Writers Studio Craft Class, in which all Advanced students must be enrolled.

Students who have created a successful narrative persona in an exercise are encouraged to use that exercise as a germ for a story. As students work on that story, they are free to post it, two pages at a time, over successive weeks of the term. It’s very instructive for the other students in the class to watch The Writers Studio method flower in this way.

Open only to students who have completed The Writers Studio San Francisco Intermediate Workshop, and upon recommendation of the teacher.

The Writers Studio San Francisco classes meet once a week for 8 weeks.  For more information, please contact Gail Ford: 510 406-0520 or [email protected].