The Writing Studio is a community of writers where you can share your work in progress, explore matters of craft, and generate new work.
Sessions alternate each between an emphasis on workshop & on generative writing. Each session includes a 15-20 minute discussion of craft & process.
A writing circle offers a supportive and responsive context for your work, and provides an ongoing practice of deepening your capacity for listening: to the poem on the table, to what others say about your own work, and to what you are drawn to say about the work you read. Responding to the work of other writers can often give you a sense of your own preoccupations, habits, and predilections before you become aware of them in relation to your own work.
The studio framework is designed to be “free-standing,” and welcomes both steady and occasional participation. There’s a core group of writers who have been part of the studio since it began in 2010, but the group for any given week is almost never the same. The studio welcomes writers of all “levels.”
We focus primarily on poetry in the process & craft discussions, but writers in any genre are welcome.
Participants are invited to sign up for a workshop slot and bring a 1-2 page piece (any genre) for discussion
Held at the San Francisco Zen Center, in the Conference Center, 308 Page St., in Hayes Valley
& at Emergence Healing Arts Center, in the Castro.