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San Francisco Master Workshop

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About the San Francisco Master Workshop

Students come into this Master Class, with plenty of experience and sophistication. Here they take on the next challenge: honing the skills and developing the healthy habits that will sustain them throughout their writing lives. They develop increased self-awareness about their own internal process, as well as increasing control over the “voice” that’s unique to them and over their narrative choices. Students at this level continue to do exercises from the Craft Class, but they also routinely complete poems and stories to submit for publication, and work toward creating a book-length manuscript. Teachers in the school also participate in this workshop.

Open only to those students who have completed the Advanced Workshop and by permission of the teacher.

Class meets at The Mechanics Institute Building, #702, 57 Post Street in San Francisco. For more information, please call us at 510 406-0520 or visit us on Facebook  at

The San Francisco Master Workshop is an incredibly supportive, intellectually challenging group of amazing writers, without whom my work would be literally nowhere. The weekly feedback we get, led by the incisive and always spot-on Mark Peterson, makes us all so much better, not just at honing our craft, but at making deeper emotional connections in our work, and our lives. DOUG SOVERN, San Francisco Master Workshop Student