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/
San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning
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
Bookstores with Events
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
Reading Series & Other
Kearny Street Workshop
Mill Valley Literary Review- Free Submissions for Creative Writing Students!
Small Press Traffic
The Grotto Fellowship
http://www.sfgrotto.org/contact/joining/grotto-fellowship/ or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sfgrotto