Outside Resources

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Here are a few resources available outside of San Francisco State University to foster community and help one grow as a writer.

This is by no means a complete list.

Classes & Individual Writing Instruction

The Lab: Writing Classes with Matthew Clark Davison

http://matthewclarkdavison.com/ or find The Lab on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/writingclasssanfrancisco/

Jane Ganahl


Playwrights Foundation

http://playwrightsfoundation.org/ of find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/playwrightsfoundation/

San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning  

http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/ or find them on Facebook.com https://www.facebook.com/SFStateExtended/

San Jose State University Open University


The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto

http://www.sfgrotto.org/contact/joining/grotto-fellowship/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sfgrotto/

UC Berkeley Extension Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing


UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media


The Writing Salon

http://www.writingsalons.com/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/the.writing.salon/


Bookstores with Events

Books, Inc.

http://www.booksinc.net/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BooksIncOperaPlaza/

The Booksmith

http://booksmith.com/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/booksmith/

Green Apple Books

http://www.greenapplebooks.com/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Green.Apple.Books.and.Music/

Modern Times Bookstore Collective

http://moderntimesbookstore.com/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/moderntimesbookstore/

Moe’s Books

http://www.moesbooks.com/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MoesBooks/


Reading Series & Other

Kearny Street Workshop

http://i52611.wix.com/kearnystreet or connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kearnystreet

LGBTQIA Scholarships



http://www.litquake.org/ or connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/litquake/?fref=ts

Poetry Flash

http://www.poetryflash.org/ or connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PoetryFlash/?fref=nf

Small Press Traffic

http://smallpresstraffic.org/ or connect with them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SmallPressTraffic/



The Grotto Fellowship

http://www.sfgrotto.org/contact/joining/grotto-fellowship/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sfgrotto