Join us at these upcoming FREE sessions & LOW-COST workshops for writers.
Click on titles to get more info and register.
These classes are co-sponsored with Mechanics’ Institute. All are virtual but we hope to go LIVE soon!
Missed a session? Recordings of several sessions are at the bottom of this page and even more selected YouTube videos are found by clicking HERE.
For ongoing excellent FREE articles and podcasts on writing, CLICK HERE to visit the SFWC Blog!
FREE: Writer’s Lunch Third Friday of the month –
next one is November 19th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
What’s on Page One? with moderator author Rick Homan
The Writers Lunch is a casual chat with our writers community on the 3rd Friday of each month. You can email Taryn Edwards if you’d like to speak for a few moments about what makes your favorite book useful to your writing process. Look forward to mini-reviews on books that have been added to our “literary craft” collection, informal presentations by member writers, and excellent conversation. The Writers Lunch is always FREE and until Mechanics’ Library resumes live programming, it is all done via the magic of Zoom. Join the conversation.
Basics of Intellectual Property and First Amendment Law in the Publishing Industry with Jennifer Chen Tran, Esq. and Joseph Perry, Esq.
Join us and gain an understanding of the contours of intellectual property law and how to better protect yourself as a writer. Register Now by clicking the session title and Please Support This Event!
Monday, November 08, 2021 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
No Poetry No Peace: a reading and celebration of human expression and peace hosted by Sheryl Bize-Boutte
Join us and a selection of poets – some local, some far flung – to explore how “poetry provides pathways for creative and cathartic human expression and peace.” Support This Program with a donation!
Goal-Setting Simplified for 2022 with Debra Eckerling
When do you start the New Year? Whether you kick off the New Year in DEBcember – like Goal-Setting Expert Debra Eckerling recommends – or prefer the more traditional January start, now is the perfect time to make new plans and set your 2022 up for success. Support This Event…with a donation!
Join author Lorne M. Buchman for a discussion about his new book Make to Know: From Spaces of Uncertainty to Creative Discovery. Free but donation requested.
We can almost (but not quite yet) announce in-person classes as the Covid restrictions fade away. Visit this page regularly. Dates to be announced soon!
Regrettably some sessions in the past were CANCELLED for lack of attendance…only to have registrations come pouring in at the last minute! Please sign up for classes as soon as possible to avoid cancellation of a class. For MORE sessions, go to https://www.milibrary.org/events
Selected YouTube recordings of past SFWC-MI
Writing Workshops are below.
Looking for some other topic? There are lots more if you click HERE!
Click on more session titles below:
Making History A panel discussion on writing and publishing historical articles and books. Hosted by Taryn Edwards and featuring: Chris Gruener – Cameron + Company, Laurie Krill is the west coast acquisitions editor for The History Press, Lee Bruno is an author and journalist. His most recent book is Misfits, Merchants, and Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934 and Lana Costantini is Director of Education and Publishing at the San Francisco Historical Society and editor of The Argonaut.
Join “OG Rev” Harry Louis Williams II, Interim Minister of Compassionate Care at the historic Glide Memorial Church and Randy Shaw, Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, for an inside look at the region’s rapidly growing homeless population and what it is like on the streets now during these turbulent times. Both will speak of their writing careers. Moderated by Laurie McLean, Director of the San Francisco Writers Conference and Taryn Edwards, Librarian and Strategic Partnerships Manager of Mechanics’ Institute.
In partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference.