The Writers Studio San Francisco Intermediate Workshop, the second of our four levels, is designed for students who have a solid grounding in the tenets and technical terms that are the building blocks of The Writers Studio approach. Students attend San Francisco Intermediate writing classes at their scheduled times via Zoom (with or without cameras enabled). At the intermediate level, focus turns to enriching the work by creating an individual voice and tapping into underlying emotion. This class asks students to recognize the specific qualities that make a narrative or poem engaging and entertaining to the reader. The goal is to help students use a full range of techniques to create and sustain an effective artistic distance. Students also begin to find greater freedom and depth in their work. The workshop follows the Craft Class syllabus (along with additional excerpts distributed by the teacher); exercises grow out of the techniques found in these readings.

Students share weekly exercises electronically. The class and teacher respond to work and discuss the next week’s exercise.

Open only to students who have completed The Writers Studio San Francisco Workshop and upon the recommendation of the teacher.

The Writers Studio San Francisco Intermediate classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. For more information, please contact Gail Ford: [email protected].


Writers Studio San Francisco Director

Gail Ford

Gail Ford is a poet and graduate of Stanford University. She teaches in the Workshop and Intermediate level classes at The Writers Studio San Francisco. Gail became the Director of The Writers Studio San Francisco in late 2019. Her work has appeared in the NOYO River ReviewCarquinez Review, Minotaur, and Northern Contours and has been anthologized in An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, and A Ghost at Heart's Edge, Stories and Poems of Adoption.

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