ABOUT THE HOST
THE WRITING SALON
The Writing Salon is a school of creative writing for adults (ages 18 and up), with locations in both San Francisco and Berkeley. It's owned and run by Jane Underwood -- a writer with a masters degree in creative writing -- who, in January of 1999, founded the Writing Salon because, she says, at the age of 47 she was still searching for a viable way to pay the bills "that was also my 'right livelihood.'" That search ended, she says, "when I opened the Writing Salon and people rushed in to fill the vacuum."
The Writing Salon offers small classes (6 to 13 students) held in comfortable, colorful, living room-like settings, complete with fresh-brewed coffee, tea and munchies. "We're a big enough organization to offer a wide selection of classes taught by many different teachers," says Jane, "but small enough to ensure intimacy and individual attention." The five to ten-week courses and one-day workshops include classes in every genre: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, creative nonfiction (personal essays & memoirs, travel writing, food writing, humor writing, etc.) how to get published, how to market your writing, how to overcome writing blocks, and more.
Writers at all levels of experience are invited to come learn new skills and improve (or revive) old ones. "We also encourage you to think of the Writing Salon as a resource for making connections, finding support and building community with other writers," says Jane. In short, it's a place where you can go to strengthen not only your writing but your writing life. You can get ongoing info. and announcements on the Writing Salon's FACEBOOK page.
Saturday Night Writer's Special
SAT: FEB 23, MAR 23, APR 27 | 6pm to 8pm
Hosted by Jane Underwood and The Writing Salon
At Progressive Grounds Mission District (2301 Bryant Street, SF)
Saturday Night Special is a monthly reading series hosted by Jane Underwood, founder of The Writing Salon.
The Writers of SATURDAY, April 27
The Writers of SATURDAY, March 23
This reading will feature three Writing Salon students whose stories take us back to the memories and dramas of first loves, identity struggles, and childhood relationships with parents, siblings and friends -- all seen through the finely detailed, idiosyncratic lens of each writer.
The Writers of SATURDAY, February 23